Washington DC, Friday, July 15, 2011 – The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) announced its new Advisory Board, Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee members.
Jorge Haddock, Dean of the School of Management at George Mason University, was confirmed Chair of the newly formed Advisory Board, whose mission is to provide strategic advice to the Chamber and create and strengthen bonds with other entities to promote the growth of the organization. Dr. Haddock has extensive educational background in the areas of business, information technology, and corporate culture. He has authored, and co-authored over seventy publications, and has been the recipient of several awards including Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award and Excellence for Minority Advancement Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Caroline Sanchez was named Co-chair of the Chamber’s Advisory Board. She is currently Senior Relationship Manager, Latin America and Caribbean Region, Government and Institutional Banking at HSBC Bank USA N.A., an indirect subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. In this role, she is responsible for the management of foreign government entity relationships in the regions she oversees. Mrs. Sanchez is also the Chair of HSBC Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Latino Diversity Employee Resource Group. Mrs. Sanchez has 16 years of experience in the embassy banking business and before joining HSBC in 2006 she worked in leadership roles at Wachovia Bank in Washington DC, SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, GA and Miami, FL.
Syddia Lee-Chee, founder of Energetica Group and Washington DC Public Relations Representative for Goya Foods, was named new member at large of the Boards of Directors. Mrs. Lee-Chee has an extensive background in sales, marketing and business development; she has worked in several multinational corporations and well as numerous government commissions. She served as Marketing, Outreach and Public Affairs Director for the Presidential Advisory Commission as well as The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
Andres Echeverri, President of Andean Consulting Solutions International, a local translation, interpretation and localizing firm, was confirmed Chair of the Fundraising Committee. Mr. Echeverri has over 20 years of business and finance experience. He has served as Chief Financial Officer for Finesa Real Estate Group, a private equity group. Other experience includes retail and whole sale banking for Wells Fargo, where his role was to develop relationships between banks and Latino non-profit organizations to provide financial support in various areas including, education, health and entrepreneurship.
The Chamber is in the process of appointing more Hispanic business leaders to be part of the Advisory Board and Fundraising Committee.
About the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Greater Washington metropolitan area by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education and access to capital. The Chamber was founded in 1976 and is a 501(C) 6 organization. For additional information visit our website www.gwhcc.org
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