Jesús Rosa is a 1989 graduate of Boston College with a degree in Economics. He has experience working with businesses in the non-profit and for profit arena, in the public and private sector and as an entrepreneur. He has experience in community organizing and working with Chambers of Commerce. He currently holds a Massachusetts Real Estate Brokers license and is employed by UPS as an Enterprise Accounts Account Executive. He is married to Tracy and they are the proud parents of two young boys.
Nader Acevedo is the President of the Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce.
In this role he is responsible for the daily operation of the chamber’s businesses, individuals, corporations and educational institutions participation in the academic and economic development of the Hispanic community in the Greater Boston area. With extensive experience with businesses and government leaders at local, state and national levels, he manages all administrative functions and staff and ongoing support of the board of directors.
Prior to joining HACC, Nader was the Director of Latino and Latin American Programs at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences wherehe was responsible for the college’s local and international relationships with educational, government and financial institutions. He established a weekend and summer institute for Latino students “Creando Futuros” (Creating Futures). He developed and implemented a pilot Pharmacy Internship Program to recruit and train pharmacists from four different countries in South America.
Nader a former Vice President of Bank of AmericaCommunity Development responsible for the development and financing of Community Development Corporations and Small Businesses throughout the New England Region, was previously, Vice President of Community Banking at Shawmut Bank responsible for the development and maintenance of business relationships with small businesses and community based organizations. Nader began his banking career in 1990 as Regional Board Member of BayBank.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the School of Sales and Marketing in Colombia. He completed a two year business program at Bryant and Stratton School of Business in Boston, Massachusetts. A graduate of Shawmut Bank’s one-year Credit Training Program.
Nader has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal, the Boston Banner, La Semana, TV and radio programs locally and in South America and most recently, he was profile in El Mundo Newspaper. He is the Treasurer of the Advisory Board at the Martha Eliot Health Center affiliated with Children’s Hospital, member of the Latino Professional Network (LPN) and member of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA). Past Member of the Mexico-Massachusetts Business Alliance.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his contribution to the economic development of the Latino Community in the United States and South America. Most recently he received the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts 2008 Small Business Champion. In 2006 Community Award from the Action for Boston Community Development and from the Boston Public Schools he received a Certificate of Recognition for his contribution to building self-esteem of Latino students by serving as a role model.
As an Administrator and Manager of the City of Boston’s Compensation Plans, she is responsible for the development, analyzing and recommending reconsideration of existing positions, classes and pay grades and establishing new job classifications. Assist in the development and administration of Human Resource policies and procedures ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations and City of Boston Ordinances. Hire, train, manage, evaluate and motivate staff.
Evaluates staffing requirements and recommend staffing levels to department heads. Manage departmental fiscal accountability in conjunction with the City Budget Director and Auditor to ensure proper departmental staffing levels are maintained. Implemented and manages the city’s Career Center by becoming the city’s expert on their Recruiting Center.
Assists in in-service training programs to Personnel Officers, in the implementation of City policy and procedures and State and Federal mandates, including Performance Review Management, Zero Tolerance for Violence, EEO and Anti-Harassment, FLSA, and American with Disabilities Act.
Represents the City as subject matter expert at union contract grievances, hearings and arbitrations regarding identification and problem resolution relative to classification and compensation issues.
Member of the Comite Cultural Borinqueno de Massachusetts, Board of Directors. Orchestrated, developed and implemented a 501©3 non-profit that concentrates on keeping our Hispanic youth in school with incentives of scholarships for continuing education.
2005 to Present-Vice Chair, Board of Directors, City of Boston Credit Union with 18,700Members and 284 million in Deposits
Past Co-Chair, School Site Board, West Roxbury Urban Science Academy, Co-Chair. Reviewed and approved school budget focusing on recruiting and retaining the most qualified educational workforce.
YMCA’s Training Inc. Program Volunteer liaison on ESL, Job Skills Development, Resume Writing, Interview Skills Enhancement and Dress for Success.
Ms. Salas Received her Master of Education in Management fromCambridge College. She is a long time resident of Hyde Park.
Lorenzo Quiñones was one of the founding members of the Hispano American Chamber of Commerce. During the HACC Annual Meeting last June, at the request of many of his friends, Lorenzo joined the Board of Directors of the Chamber.
Lorenzo works as Treasurer for C-Q Construction Corporation, where he is responsible for Project Management, Estimating and General Construction. Mr. Quinones has more than 40 years experience in the construction industry.
C-Q Construction Corp. was established in the spring of 1976 and has performed a wide variety of construction services for a diversified clientele in both the public and private sectors. The company has earned a rock solid reputation by doing business in an honorable, evenhanded, and conscientious manor and has been able to attract an experienced, reliable, and talented network of seasoned consultants, sub-contractors, and suppliers. C-Q prides itself on its ability to provide our clients with timely and reliable information regarding value engineering; budgeting and scheduling required to ensuring a successful project.
C-Q has received several awards for outstanding achievements.
Sylvia Ruiz is an independent insurance broker with Group Health Specialists, a Broker/Consulting firm which works exclusively with small business and individuals, providing professional and expert advice in choosing a group health insurance plan. As a member of the Group Health Specialists’ team, Sylvia was trained to handle the administration of the day-to-day aspects of group health insurance; ranging from billing issues to additions and deletions of employees. She serves as a liaison between the plans’ participants and the insurance companies at all times.
Sylvia is fluent in Spanish and has knowledge of Portuguese. Sylvia is a Certified Medical Interpreter by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She has volunteered her time at various not-for-profits, community-based organizations including Open Door Free Medical Clinic and Framingham Adult ESL Plus.
Prior to joining, Group Health Specialist, Sylvia worked as a Legal Assistant for Shapiro & Kreisman; a Framingham-based law firm who represents institutional lenders in foreclosures, bankruptcies and evictions.
Sylvia became a Member of the Board of the Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce and joined the Event Committee, where she works on securing new events for the HACC.
Richard Strauss Morales is a Massachusetts attorney that practices employment and immigration law. Having worked at two small firms in Boston, in 2006 he founded AmeriLatin Law, LLC, which is now located in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Strauss had a teaching career that spanned the better part of fifteen years. Prior to teaching Spanish at Brockton High School in Massachusetts, he was the Coordinator of Studies at Better English, C.A., a language instituteinCaracas, Venezuela, which operated primarily within the Venezuelan oil industry (PDVSA and its affiliates) and other multinationals, including AT&T Andinos, Lucent Technologies, IBM, Chevron andMobil. While teaching and coordinating many of the advanced language training programs at PDVSA, Mr. Strauss also provided translation services, which included press releases, international best-practices surveys, summaries of classified oil-related activities, as well as a joint-venture proposal submitted to the Venezuelan National Congress.Mr. Strauss has also freelanced as a copy editor for an advertising firm in Venezuela, spearheading an advertising campaign for a Latin-American investment bank client over several years. Many of his full-page and back-cover ads have been published in Euromoney and Institutional Investor.
Mr. Strauss is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has also studied in Spain at the University of Seville. Mr. Strauss is a dual Venezuelan and United States citizen, and has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Spain and Venezuela.