Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - NOVAHCC is a membership multicultural independent organization, 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 multicultural business 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 applying our core principles: Connect, Unite, Achieve.
Susana is a founding member of the chamber and 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. 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.
Ken Gordon leads the Business Development Committee, assisting the chamber with strategies and action plans to grow membership and chamber revenue to 2025. Ken is the owner of The Granada Group, a consulting firm which assist organizations investing intellectual and financial capital to help businesses to achieve their strategic goals and key operational parameters. He is an expert in company valuation, driving cost and improving competitiveness. Ken Gordon is an Aerospace Engineer from the University of Michigan and is a MBA graduate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Colonel Juan Fernandez USA (Ret.) leads the chamber committee for Veterans and Entrepreneurial Initiative. He is the President and CEO of Arpeggio, LLC. He supports NOVAHCC in our efforts to reach out our U.S Veterans, Military and their Spouses in order to assist them to transition to new careers and entrepreneurship opportunities improve effectiveness assisting and advising the chamber in strategic decisions, and project management. He is a graduate from School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia and has a Masters in International Relations from Troy University.
Angel is the CEO of Technical Services Corporation (TSC). His government contracting firm supports clients within the federal government, providing project management and engineering support developing, implementing and maintaining cloud-based and data-center host solutions. Angel propels forward NOVAHCC with PM and leads the Government Contracting Committee. He is an U.S. Navy Veteran, he completed his Bachelors with University of Maryland in Computers Science, holds a MBA and a Ed.D in Cybersecurity from George Washington University.
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.
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 and owner of Beacon Associates, a Veteran, global HR executive firm which works developing multicultural and diverse leadership talent for large and mid-size organizations worldwide. He has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Recruitment. 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. 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.
Venkat Kodumudi leads the Technology Committee for NOVAHCC. 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 Roundtable.
Mr. Kodumudi holds bachelors and masters degrees in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration (MB