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Austin Hispanic Chamber Picks New Leader

February 3, 2014

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Mark Madrid was named the president and CEO of the Austin Hispanic Chamber.
Mark Madrid was named the president and CEO of the Austin Hispanic Chamber.

The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Mark Madrid the president and CEO of its organization.

Mr. Madrid, the former chief operating officer of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, was selected after a nationwide search that yielded 12 well-qualified candidates. In his new role, Mr. Madrid will support small business and entrepreneurial growth as well as working to increase economic development opportunities for the chamber.

"I am confident that Mark will enable compelling value for business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the greater Austin region," said Thomas Miranda, chair of GAHCC, in a press release, "and (to) see through the chambers' vision of being the Center of Excellence for businesses and entrepreneurs in the Central Texas Hispanic."

Mr. Madrid has more than 20 years' of work experience including executive positions. The search committee said Mr. Madrid has a proven track record in developing and implementing strategic plans as well as the ability to forge successful working relationships with customers, partners, employees and community leaders.

The chamber is the voice of 33,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in Central Texas. That number is expected to grow to 47,000 by 2020 and make the GAHCC the largest member-based chamber in the region.

Mr. Madrid holds a bachelor's from The University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing a master's degree in nonprofit administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

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