Alice Perez, who served two years as president of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, has been named the new president and CEO of the Sacramento-based California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, becoming the first Latina chosen to lead the 35-year-old organization.
The CHCC promotes the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses throughout California.
Perez takes over her new duties on May 15.
Perez has extensive board governance and management experience in various chambers of commerce. Her background also includes an executive position at U.S. Bank, where she developed and led multiple initiatives.
Perez currently serves on the board of California State University, Sacramento, Foundation, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and City Year Sacramento. She was named 2013 Chamber Executive of the Year by the CHCC. She earned her undergraduate degree in finance and insurance from CSUS.
“I am committed to working alongside our board members, local chambers and corporate partners to serve Latino businesses and help our communities grow and prosper,” Perez said of her new position with CHCC.
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