Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - NOVAHCC welcomes people of all nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and gender. We are a multicultural independent organization, not affiliated with the government fostering business and career growth opportunities for members and partners alike. We represent the Americas in Virginia for this reason, we also:
* Hablamos Español
* Parle Francais
* Falar portuguese
To enhance the economic growth of our region through three core principles: Connect, Unite, Achieve.
Reaching our main objectives focusing on:
1) Building competency and trust catalyzing long term relations with the business community.
2) Providing businesses with options to expand their capabilities overseas with opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
3) Promoting career opportunities for individuals who are under-employed and assisting our Veterans to transition successfully to jobs in the private sector.
4) Attracting Next Gen Entrepreneurs supporting drive and change with innovative business initiatives which encompasses young entrepreneurs with integral business principles and social responsibility.
Training and growing 21st century business leaders and their global workforce
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.) is the President and CEO of Arpeggio, LLC He supports our chamber with the Government Contracting Committee to improve effectiveness assisting and advising the chamber in strategic decisions, project management, budgeting and procurement readiness for government contracting. 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.
Chloe Jordan is the Director of Policy for National Black Child Development Institute. She has worked in developing processes and policies for the DC Office of Youth programs, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education and DC Office of Employment Services Youth Programs. She is assisting the chamber creating events and seminars relevant to young professionals.
Chloe has a bachelor's degree in Government from the University of Virginia and a Master's in Public Administration from George Washington University.