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Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Board appoints President, and selects new Board Chair to kick off 2023

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The Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber (MCHC) Board of Directors recently approved a change of leadership to continue their growth and impact into 2023.

Julio Resendez, who was previously the board of secretary, was selected by the board of directors to serve as the Chairman of the Board for 2023/2024. The board also approved the appointment of Miguel Lopez to the position of President for the chamber. Lopez recently served as board chair, both Resendez and Lopez were part of the reorganization of MCHC in 2022.

Julio Resendez
Julio Resendez

Julio Resendez, a first-generation Texan was raised in The Woodlands where he established his business roots after college. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started and exited several businesses and now building his fifth in the software space. Along the way has mentored many up-and-coming entrepreneurs. “Becoming the Chairman is more than just a title to me,” said Julio Resendez. “This position bears a true responsibility to advance the economic opportunities of the Hispanic business community and the last few months serving as a Board Member has taught me how much my passion aligns with that mission. Our ambitions for this year are truly massive, but we can’t do it alone. We’re collaborating with other non-profits in the area and leaning on our membership, sponsors, and community to unite so that the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber can be known as a hub for growth. In that same regard, those who share the same vision can lean on me to be their resource. We’re proud to be in one of the best counties to do business and I’m honored to serve this community.” Resendez and his wife Irene enjoy traveling, sharing time with family and friends, cooking, and loving on their two cats, Tunisia and Bronco Henry.

Miguel Lopez

Miguel Lopez, a Marine Veteran, was born in Mexico and came to the States as an infant. He arrived in The Woodlands in the early 90’s as a banker and most recently served as the executive director for the Lone Star College-SBDC. Lopez started his successful business, CONGANAS, in late 2021. Miguel Lopez shared, “I appreciate the trust and support of the board, I’m excited about having Julio as our chair. He has worked tirelessly behind the scenes and has been a critical piece of our reorganization and growth. I also hold dear the outpour of support from so many since we reorganized. We have big aspirations for 2023 and beyond, a lot of work ahead but we stand committed to the membership, our stakeholders, and community. All the data points to the continued growth of the Hispanic population which transfers over to the continued growth of the Hispanic/Latino business sector which of course adds to our healthy economy in our area.” Lopez enjoys looking for his lost golf balls in the woods, playing chess, finding the best tres leches cake, reading, working with other entrepreneurs, and playing with his two dogs, Coco and Chewie.

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The chamber with its growing membership and outreach to the Hispanic business community turns 20 years old this year. The board recently approved to move forward with a 20-year celebration at Madera Estates in October. Also, this year the chamber is hosting their first ever golf tournament on Friday, May 5. Additionally, the festive event known as “Fiesta” is also being revived. This along with their informative monthly luncheons, social gatherings, “Café Con Miguel” events, and other events that are being finalized equates to a busy but exciting year for the chamber.

To find out more about the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber, visit www.mchchamber.org, or you can send email to info@mchchamber.org.

The Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber, established in 2003, is a 501c(6) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. The purpose of the MCHC is to advance the growth, success, and prosperity of the Hispanic Community.

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