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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce the appointment of Ernie C’de Baca, President & CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (AHCC) to the USHCC Board of Directors. C’de Baca was appointed at the USHCC Board of Directors meeting held during the 2019 USHCC National Convention in Albuquerque.

“We are very excited to announce that Ernie will be joining the USHCC Board of Directors and will represent the important voices and needs of chambers and small businesses within his region,” said Ramiro A. Cavazos, USHCC President & CEO. “The AHCC is a leading example of our chambers working across the country to promote Hispanic-owned businesses by working closely with corporate partners, the public sector, and the local small business community. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our chambers’ voices with Ernie’s leadership on our Board of Directors.”

“I’m excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve an organization that promotes the development and interests of 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses throughout the country, and to represent Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce on a national stage,” said C’de Baca.

“We are so excited to welcome Ernie to our Board of Directors. He and his team at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce have amazing programs and initiatives that support Hispanic and all small businesses in New Mexico.” said Carmen Castillo, USHCC Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. “We look forward to working with Ernie as a chamber leader on our board to better serve our chambers in his region and across the country.”

The USHCC, which was founded in New Mexico, celebrated their 40th anniversary at the USHCC National Convention recently. “We were so happy to be back in New Mexico 40 years later,” added Cavazos. “Ernie and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce were outstanding hosts for our National Convention, and we could not have had our best National Convention yet without his team’s support.”

The USHCC Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from USHCC Chambers of Commerce, Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs), and Corporate Partner Members. C’de Baca will serve his three-year term, with the potential to serve an additional term.

Questions may be submitted to press@ushcc.com.

About the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce:

The AHCC is organized to promote economic development, to enhance economic opportunities and to provide business and workforce education with an emphasis on the Hispanic and small business community in Albuquerque and New Mexico.  

Established in 1975 by 14 members of the Hispanic business community, the AHCC is a community of approximately 1,000 business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals committed to scaling small businesses and empowering individuals through economic growth and wealth creation. The AHCC is one of the largest Hispanic chambers in the country, and the largest chamber of commerce in New Mexico.  Our membership is comprised of approximately 65% Hispanic-Owned Businesses and 35% Non-Hispanic Owned Businesses.  While being a historically Hispanic-focused association, we are inclusive and proud to consider ourselves the Small Business Chamber of not only Albuquerque, but of the state of New Mexico. To learn more, visit www.ahcnm.org.   

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.

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