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USHCC Announces Call to Local Chamber Candidates for National Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is pleased to announce a call to candidates from the local Hispanic chamber community to become a member of the USHCC Board of Directors, effective today. Through this nomination process, the USHCC seeks individuals who will work towards its mission of fostering economic development in the Hispanic business community and creating lasting partnerships with local chambers.

The USHCC is determined to ensure that all local chamber’s voices are heard. By working in concert with the Local Chamber Ad Hoc Committee, the recent changes to the bylaws announced by the Board of Directors now provide for six (6) local chamber leaders to come to the forefront of USHCC national leadership.

Members of the Local Chamber Ad Hoc Committee are as follows:

  • Ramiro Cavazos
    • President & CEO, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Omar Duque
    • President & CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Lea Marquez-Peterson
    • President & CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Mayra Pineda
    • President & CEO, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
  • Jennifer Rodriguez
    • President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Gilbert R. Vasquez
    • Chairman, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce

While the application will be available for review beginning August 8th, 2018, submissions will not be received until August 10th, 2018, at 12:01 AM. Candidates are encouraged to utilize this period to submit any inquiries to Applications are due August 24, 2018, at 11:59PM EDT.

Upon the application cycle elapsing, the Local Chamber Ad Hoc Committee will assess nominees and submit top candidates to the current USHCC Board of Directors for approval. Chamber representation will be spread across various regions as defined by the updated USHCC bylaws, and are structured as follows:

Region 1:       Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

Region 2:       Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico,

North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Region 3:       Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas

Region 4:       Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Region 5:       Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Region 6:       Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico

South Carolina, Tennessee

For additional details, including rules, qualifications, guidelines, and requirements, please visit the application by following the link below:

Click here to find out more, or visit

As we continue our work to ensure local chamber community voices are heard at the national level, the USHCC expresses its utmost gratitude to the Local Chamber Ad Hoc committee members for their work throughout this process.

Questions may be submitted to

*The deadline for applications has been extended from August 20th to August 24th.*

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.

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