About the Chamber

Welcome to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay! On behalf of our business members and the community, we invite you to join us as we grow business in our area. 

We live and work in a dynamic community with a high energy level that creates an exciting environment for business and industry to thrive in Florida.  Our team at the Hispanic Chamber of Tampa Bay invites you to call, click or come in to learn more about the area.

The Tampa Bay area is open for business!

Mercedes Young – President


Our Vision is to connect businesses with the objective of facilitating new opportunities, strengthening business bonds with civic groups, and promoting domestic and international trade.


To advocate, promote, engage and facilitate the success of Hispanic and Brown business in The Tampa Bay Area.

President Elected 2023-2025

Mercedes Young

Board of Directors

Alfredo Fernandez

Health Education Committee

Iditalia 10 Medical Center

Medical Director

Angel Wood-Mark

Governance Committee

Phinazee Construction & Consulting Services Inc.

General Contractor/ CEO

Alex Montalvo

Media Committee

The Room Marketing LLC

Media / Communications – Manager

Consra Rosales

Events Committee

Northwestern Mutual

Growth and Development Director/Financial Advisor

Daniel Trindade

Procurement Education Committee

Daniel Trindade

Purchasing Manager

Dr. Cesar Lara

Health Education Committee

Weight Loss and Wellness

The Heart & Science of Healthy Weight Loss

Efrain Taveras

Community Outreach Committee

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office 18 years

Community Resource Deputy Wimauma Boys & Girls Club

Viva Tampa Bay Deputy of the Year October 2021

Gabriel Bonserio

Chair of Events Committee

HDG Public Adjusters & Insurance Loss

Founder/ CEO

Geovanni Este

Community Outreach Committee

Realtor/ ADT Agent

Serve with “House of Hope”

Joel Hornes

Education Committee

Ana G. Mendez University

Campus Director

Education Community

Jorge Acosta

Events Committee


Business Risk Officer

Ivelisse Rivera

Education Committee

Florida Aerospace Training Center & Crown Aviation Services 


Leta Marie Perez Reyes

Governance Committee

EBO Support Specialist

Rita Sauri

Executive Board Finance officer

Hillsborough County Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Woman Business

Enterprise (DM/DWBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SDVBE/SBE) specialist 

Sammy Ortiz

Education Committee Chair

Pastor, Social Entrepreneur, US Army Veteran

(Founder/CEO of Y•E•S (Youth  Entrepreneurial Students)

Tiara Rubio

Executive Board Secretary

Pure Project Management

Construction Project Manager

Vasti Amaro

Governance Chair

Vasti Transport

CEO/ Founder

Victor Arvelo

Vice President

Member Relationship Officer with GTE Financial

Zul Ruiz Genes

Health Education Committee


Company: UMA

Midwifery & Holistic Services

 Advisory Board

  • Suheily Martinez
  • Andrea White
  • Diane Cortez
  • Cynthia Colon
  • Martha Patarroyo

 Volunteers Coordinator

  • Jannette Sheppard