Washington D.C. – C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna a native of the Rio Grande Valley has been named the Vice President of Government and International Affairs for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). A part of the senior management team, he will lead the USHCC’s non-partisan policy and political efforts before the United States Congress and other agencies within the Federal Government that support the Hispanic business community and population. Furthermore, he will evolve business development for our members in other countries with a concentration in Latin America as well as expand the diplomatic relationships of the USHCC.
Most recently, C. LeRoy served as the Senior Manager of Public Affairs and Communications for Arca Continental/Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages. Arca Continental is considered the third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products globally, which has allowed for C. LeRoy to impact the public affairs, communications, and sustainability strategy of the company extensively in the United States, Mexico, and other countries in Latin America including Peru, Ecuador, and Argentina. His passion for the Hispanic business community began during his political and advocacy career working with government entities and nonprofit organizations along the U.S. Mexico border region. A proud graduate of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, he holds a Master’s in Public Administration as well as two Bachelors of Arts in Communication and Spanish.
C. LeRoy brings more than 15 years of experience with him. In this role, he will guide, develop and communicate the USHCC’s annual policy platform and outline the organization’s position on access, management and control of capital, education and workforce development, healthcare, immigration, international trade and commerce; and technology and infrastructure. The Vice President of Government and International Affairs will play a key role in maintaining relationships with key Congressional offices and caucuses, business associations, political parties and USHCC chamber members ahead of the organization’s annual Legislative Summit March 31-April 2, 2020 in Washington D.C…
“We are thrilled to welcome C. LeRoy to the USHCC team to lead our Government and International Affairs endeavors,” said Ramiro A. Cavazos, President & CEO, USHCC. “He is an expert in advancing legislation and advocacy efforts that create economic impact for the Hispanic business community. He will make a great addition to our team and help expand the presence of our corporate members and Hispanic Chambers across the country here in Washington D.C. and on the national stage.”
C. LeRoy is a member of the Class of 2018 for the distinguished Texas Lyceum, a 40-year-old statewide leadership organization founded by the Honorable William Hobby. In 2019 he was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the San Antonio Business Journal for his advocacy work and extensive collaborations in San Antonio and the border region of South Texas. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board for the Texas Border Coalition, a border advocacy group which advocate statewide and federally for issues affecting the binational relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. Furthermore, he is on the board of directors for the Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin, a statewide research non-profit that provides data and policy recommendations to the Texas Legislature and other government entities.
“It is an honor and privilege to accept this opportunity with the USHCC in Washington D.C., said C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna, Vice President of Government and International Affairs, USHCC. “I look forward to working with our Board of Directors, our USHCC team led by Ramiro A. Cavazos and our members to advocate for and expand the economic vibrancy of the Hispanic business community in America. It is critical that we reach across party lines, across borders, and throughout the country to evolve the mission of the USHCC to maximize impact for all Americans.”
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 ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.