WELCOME

Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - NOVAHCC welcomes people of all nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and gender.  We are an 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:

* Hablamos Español

* Parle Francais

* Falar português


OUR MISSION


To enhance the economic growth of our region through three core principles:  Connect, Unity, Achieve.  Our main activities focus on delivering bottom line results through procurement opportunities through B2B/B2G matchmaking, government contracting, international trade, networking, assisting Veteran's with career/businesses opportunities, and connecting people to jobs in the region. 


OUR VISION

 
To make Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NOVAHCC) the best business association and veteran organization in the Washington metro region. 

Our goal is to be the “go-to” chamber for businesses, veterans, and people seeking new careers


OUR VALUES


  • Members First – Member satisfaction is our #1 priority.
  • Community – We are a trusted and informed resource for the businesses and residents of Northern Virginia.
  • Advocacy – We represent the interests of our members, partners and sponsors in order to support and stimulate economic growth and a high quality of life.
  • Integrity – We take our member investment seriously while operating honestly and ethically.
  • Inclusive – We offer an environment where all feel welcome.         

Chamber Executive Advisory Committee

Susana E. Marino President


Susana is a founding member of the chamber and provides strategic direction for the programs and personnel 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. You can contact Susana at smarino@novahispanicchamber.com

Kenneth Gordon, Strategic Planning & Business Development

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  

Col. Juan Fernandez Government Contracting


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 Diaz, Government Contracting Committee

Angel is the CEO of Technical Services Corporation (TSC). His company supports clients within the federal government by providing project management and engineering support developing, implementing and maintaining both cloud-based and data-center hosted solutions.  Angel will help propel NOVAHCC assisting us in growing 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

Deborah Bruzzo Hospitality and Restaurant Committee

Deborah  owns and operated restaurants in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over 30 years. She has merged her restaurant business experience with commercial real estate and created The Bruzzo Restaurant Group.  A brokerage firms specializing in leasing, acquiring and selling restaurant properties. She supports the chamber growing the hospitality committee and help the chamber to increase membership from venues, hotels and restaurants for events.

Alberto Marino Workforce Development Committee

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 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 Buentello Workforce Development Committee

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 A Paz STEM Committe

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. 

Rachelle M Ramery Next Gen Committee

Rachelle Ramery works as Account Executive for Sprint Telecommunication. She is assisting the chamber creating events for young professionals in the NextGen Committee, as well as growing the chamber Science Technology and STEM committee. 

Rachelle graduated with double bachelors degree in Business Administration and Nutrition from Florida International University. 

She has master in Science for Naturopathic Medicine from University of Puerto Rico.

Contact Us

Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1500 - 15th floor, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22102

Phone (703) 839-4180 eFax (703) 468-2425

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