President and CEO
Javier Palomarez is the President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), America’s largest Hispanic business association. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $486 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 250 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide.
His opinions and points of view have appeared in leading media outlets including NBC, ABC, Fox, Univision, Telemundo, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Business Week, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, USA Today and many others. Mr. Palomarez is a seasoned public speaker, delivering numerous keynote speeches and panel discussions for some of the nation’s most influential institutions and conferences – including the Republican National Conventions, the Democratic National Conventions, The Atlantic, the Milken Institute, the George W. Bush Institute, Ernst & Young and the Kauffman Foundation.
Mr. Palomarez was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Business at the Department of Commerce, and serves on the FCC Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity, Comcast NBCUniversal Diversity Advisory Council, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Board, the State Farm Bank CRA Advisory Council, the Board of Children’s Medical Center – Dallas, and the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Senate Task Force on Corporate Diversity and Inclusion and is a director of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR).
He has consistently appeared on Latino Leaders Magazine’s “100 Most Influential” list, and was named one of the “75 Most Influential Hispanics” and “Top 100 Green CEOs” by PODER Magazine. Palomarez was also profiled by El Pais, Spain’s leading daily news outlet, and was featured by the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) in “Ten Latinos Who Made History in 2012.” In 2014, Mr. Palomarez received an honorary Doctorate from Westminster College, Utah’s premier Liberal Arts institution. Most recently, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Medallion from National 4-H Council and was recognized by the Government of Mexico with the Ohtli Award, the highest honor bestowed upon foreign citizens.