WASHINGTON, DC, June 6, 2016 –The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) celebrated its annual Gala: Honoring Hispanic Businesses in Construction on June 3rd at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. This year the GWHCC recognized five individuals in the construction sector who have excelled in various categories and celebrated its 40th anniversary.more»
WASHINGTON, DC –The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) will be celebrating its 40th Annual Gala: Honoring Hispanic Businesses in Construction on June 3rd at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. This year the GWHCC will be recognizing five individuals in the construction sector who have excelled in various categories. The Gala Chairs are Edwin Villegas, President & CEO of Winmar Construction Inc. and Carlos Perdomo, CEO of Keystone Plus Construction Corporation. The event’s keynote speaker is David Velazquez, President & CEO of Pepco Holdings.
“This year the Chamber is celebrating its 40th anniversary! This is a significant milestone for us, the GWHCC and its members have come a long way since 1976,” said Angela Franco, President and CEO. “The GWHCC works every day to help businesses move forward and to build sectors that play an essential role within the community.”more»
Mauricio Vera is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Vera also served as Chair of the Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council. Previously, Mr. Vera managed the Small Business Program at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) where he was awarded the NRC’s Meritorious Service Award in recognition of his accomplishments in the small business program area. Other experience includes the establishment and management of the Smithsonian Institution's Supplier Diversity Program. Mr. Vera holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA on Management, Finance, and Marketing from George Mason University.