Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - NOVAHCC is a membership international business and trade association, not affiliated with the government fostering business and career opportunities for members and partners alike. We welcome people of all nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and gender.
We represent the Americas in Virginia for this reason, we also:
* Hablamos Español
* Parle Francais
* Falar Portuguese
Training and growing 21st century business leaders and their global workforce
To be the best international business trade association in the Washington Metro region. Our goal is to be the “go-to” organization for businesses, Veterans and people seeking new careers.
We achieve our mission providing innovative revenue-building and organization-strengthening resources to the Northern Virginia Hispanic businesses by catalyzing strategic relationships among business owners, C-Level executives, Veterans, government procurement officials, academics, as well as technology and service providers.
We achieve our mission applying our core principles: Connect, Unite, Achieve.
Mrs. Marino is the founding chair of the chamber and she provides strategic direction for the programs, and activities of Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - NOVAHCC (the “Chamber”) delivering fiscal responsibility and oversight for all organizational operations supporting the growth and prosperity of large and small businesses in northern Virginia. In addition, she has been appointed as Board of Directors for Virginia Career Works, Northern Region. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of South Florida and graduated from NOVA Southeastern University with a Master of Science in Management and Administration of Educational programs. She leads the committee for International Investment & Trade.
Dara is the President of Bactrian Global Strategies, a private firm dedicated to coaching individuals in how to advance professionally with the right career move, as well as assisting business owners in expanding current organizational capacity to increase revenue. She has 13 years of combined experience working in international markets, and various NGOs such as Agribusiness Systems International, and U.S government agencies such as OPIC - Overseas Private Investment Corporation and U.S Department of Commerce. She is a graduate of John Hopkins University and University of Michigan. Dara helps NOVAHCC with strategic planning and international market research.
Luis Corzo works at Willis Towers Watson, a global multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company. The firm is the third largest insurance broker in the world. Luis helps public and private sector clients to design, implement and manage risk transfer programs. He is passionate about safety, infrastructure, and energy. He understands the link between modern inter-modal transportation systems and economic prosperity. Luis Corzo leads our chamber in growing membership and designing cutting edge events relevant to the construction, infrastructure, and transportation sectors in our region. He is a graduate from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and has a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Venkat Kodumudi leads the Blockchain Technology Committee steering NOVAHCC to be the multicultural leader in events for the industry. Venkat has 25+ years of IT experience as both a government leader and in the private sector. He worked in Homeland Security and currently, he is the Director of Innovation Programs for CGI Federal. blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), DevSecOps, and IT service management to support the government in achieving mission objectives. He also co-chairs CGI Federal’s Blockchain Round-table. Mr. Kodumudi holds bachelors and masters degrees in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration.
Obed is the Marketing Director for Synectics Data Management, A Government Contractor Data Manager for several U.S Federal Agencies. Obed leads the Multicultural Marketing Committee for the chamber. He is a fundamental team member with over 15 years of experience supporting organizations and individuals in creating their corporate or personal brands using traditional and digital marketing strategies. He is a consummate creative professional with an extensive experience in Film-making, photography, graphic-web design, and content management. He is an entrepreneur who understands how to create branding for small business, startups, and individuals to the next level.
Alberto has over 15 years of experience promoting employment opportunities with expertise in diversity and inclusion. He gained experience working for Humana, Coca Cola and General Electric and is currently working as a Senior Diversity Officer for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - WMATA. Alberto also serves as Vice-chair of the Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Regional Council and he is leading the Workforce Development Committee at Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Alberto holds a bachelors and MBA from Saint Leo University.
Luis is the President of Beacon Associates, a global business development and HR executive organization with 20 year track record of excellence in aligning staff performance with broad-scale corporate objectives. Skilled in guiding organizations through cultural change, executive and senior management recruiting, organizational restructuring planning process, establishing operations in the U.S., Mexico, China and Canada, He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Houston, a Master of Science in Organization and Management from Capella University and Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Villanova University.
Tim Paz works at the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Office of Safety, Fire, and Environmental Programs (SFEP). Within SFEP, the Safety Division he is responsible for policy development, program development, implementation support, and evaluations of occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, and related environmental matters. Mr. Paz, is the National Vice President at National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives (NAHFE) Tim is a Certified Industrial Hygienist who holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the Southern Illinois University and a Master in Science from University of Central Missouri.
Mrs. Payne is the President & CEO of TI Verbatim Consulting, Inc. (TIVC). A Government Contractor providing
core competencies in Logistics, Information Technology, Hardware, Workforce Development Solutions which includes Coaching, Training, Staffing, IT Services, and Language Services for the U.S Government. She is a U.S Navy Veteran with over 20 years of experience in the utility industry where she developed and implemented Diversity and Inclusion programs for a Fortune 500 company with over 14,000 employees. She holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Chapman University and an MBA from Embry-Riddle University.