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The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names
Marina Gonzales as New President & CEO
The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) Board
of Directors announced Marina Gonzales as the new President
and Chief Executive Officer of the 91-year-old organization. A
native of South Texas, Gonzales, who most recently served as President
and CEO of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) brings a diverse
background in public policy, advocacy, strategic planning, fundraising and
business development to the role.
“Marina’s wealth of knowledge, experience and track-record make
her the top candidate for this critical role. On behalf of the board of
directors, I want to congratulate and welcome her as our new President and
CEO,” said Dr. Erika Gonzalez, SAHCC Chairwoman. “Her connections with the
San Antonio community and her strategic leadership will transform our organization.
We are incredibly excited to begin working together and for the future of our
Gonzales holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois-Chicago John Marshall
Law School, and a B.A. from St. Mary’s University. Prior to her role as President
and CEO of CASA, Gonzales served as an executive with CentroMed,
overseeing government and legal affairs.
Previously she was Chief of Staff to Texas
House of Representatives District 117.
“As a first-generation college and
law school graduate, and daughter of
an entrepreneur, I understand the
critical role that Hispanic-owned
businesses play in the success of our
community and our economy,” said
Marina Gonzales, SAHCC President and
CEO. “Our businesses and our nation
are facing unparalleled challenges and
I want to ensure our Hispanic Chamber
members are successful. I will work with staff, stakeholders and our board of
directors to ensure we are at the forefront of advocacy and policy that will lead
us to resiliency and recovery.”
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Named President and
CEO of the Greater
Chamber of Commerce
Alana Cueto Named President of the National
Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce (GAHCC) Board of
Directors announced Diana Maldonado
as the new President and Chief
Executive Officer of the organization.
Maldonado’s previous roles include
being a financial advisor for a worldwide
leading investment firm, a state
representative and a school board trustee. She brings a wealth of
experience across sectors and is poised for success in her new role at the
forefront of the GAHCC.
"As a long-time stakeholder in Central Texas, I've seen firsthand the
integral part the Chamber provides for the Latino business community. Now
more than ever, it is imperative to champion the progress and opportunities
that bring a voice and presence to the 51,000 Latino-owned businesses with
an economic engine of $12 billion in our area,” said Diana Maldonado,
President & CEO.
Previous to her role as a Financial Advisor, Maldonado was the first Latina
to represent Williamson County in the Texas House of Representatives. In this
role, she facilitated and secured $16 million for education, $10 million for
road expansions, and additional funding for renewable energy initiatives by
collaborating with key stakeholders.
Alana Cueto has spent her professional
career improving the health and
well-being of vulnerable children and
families living in distressed urban
neighborhoods through service,
scholarship, education and advocacy.
Cueto is a registered professional nurse,
certified clinical nurse leader, educator
and Fellow at the New York Academy of
Medicine. She has been elected as
President of the National Association of
Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) for biennium
2020 to 2022.
Cueto holds a Bachelor of Science
Degree from New York University, a
Master’s of Science in Nursing and a board certification as a Clinical Nurse
Leader from Seton Hall University. She received a certificate as a Fellow
in Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was inducted as a Nurse Fellow at the New York
Academy of Medicine in 2015.
“A culture of care is at heart of NAHN, and what our association stands
for,” Cueto said. “As a nurse leader, I am committed to our mission of
advancing the health in Hispanic communities and advocating for the
educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
I am honored to follow in the footsteps of the great NAHN leaders who have
come before me.” LS