Jessica Cavazos Appointed as Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County Executive Director
The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County (LCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Cavazos as its new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2016. The LCC recognizes Cavazos as an experienced leader with passion, drive and commitment.
LCC President Mayra Medrano expressed the LCC Board of Director’s excitement about Cavazos’ hire. “We are extremely pleased to have Jessica take the helm of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County. Her enthusiasm, experience, and vision will add a whole new dimension to the continued success of our Chamber.”
Cavazos was formerly the President of the Eleva Group, an organization whose mission was to create social programs, help non-profits with governance issues and assist for-profit and non-profit entities in implementing initiatives aimed at promoting actions that are both economically and socially beneficial. In addition to her work with the Eleva Group, Cavazos has extensive experience in government relations, policy, community engagement and business development. She also worked as a Congressional Liaison for eight years in the office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
Throughout her career in government, Jessica has been deeply involved in organizations that build and support the Latino community. She has served as Secretary and board
member of the National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives Midwest Region and coordinator for the Central Region’ s Federal Diversity Committee. She was the former State Director of Woman’s Activities for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Wisconsin. She was a founding member of several women’s groups, including LULAC Latinas Council and Latinas En Acció n (part of the Woman’s Fund), and was the Community Midwest finalist for Verizon’ s Nueva Latina Estrella Award. In 2012, she was named UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year for her volunteerism and community advocacy.
” I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work for the LCC, since I believe it is an exciting time for the Chamber to build strategic partnerships and for it to continue to be a voice for businesses and the Latino community at large” said Cavazos. ” Economic empowerment as well as bridging people and businesses together is my passion, and my desire as the Latino Chamber of Commerce Executive Director is to continue our mission of advancing business while having a positive impact on Dane County’ s economic growth”
The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County is a 501c (6) non-partisan organization formed in 2003 to represent the Latino and non-Latino business community in the greater Madison area. The Chamber promotes the interests of its members and community through advocacy and programs that have a positive impact on Dane County’s economic growth. The diverse relationship of our active members and partners is an ideal mixture of small business owners, corporate representatives, and government leaders. For more information call (608) 712-3522 or visit www.lccmadison.org The LCC is an equal opportunity employer.