BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Españas Collision Repair
Chair, Board of Directors
Miguel España is the founder of España’s Collision Repair, a family-owned and operated business that has over 20 years of premier collision repair expertise. Mr. España is a certified technician by various auto paint companies and car manufacturers. He is also a member of the Better Business Bureau. Mr. España is a previous president of the California Auto Body Association and has been serving on its board of directors for the past seven years. Mr. España is also on the board of Silicon Valley chapter of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). Mr. España has been on the board directors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley since 2008 and served as treasurer from 2010-2015. He has been an active chamber member for over fifteen years. Currently, he sits in the chamber’s events committee. Mr. España is a member of Kawanis International. His favorite pastimes include playing and watching soccer.
Bank of The West
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Miguel T Ortiz is Vice President and Branch Manager of Bank of the West in San Jose. Bank of the West is a full service commercial bank and one of the top rated financial institutions in Financial Soundness and Customer Satisfaction. Miguel has a BS in Management and Finance from the School of Business at San Francisco State University. He is also active in or serves as a Board Member of:
Miguel has a BS in Management and Finance from the School of Business at San Francisco State University. He is also active in or serves as a Board Member of:
- Treasurer of La Camara de Comercio Agrupación de Comerciantes y Profesionales de San José.
- Past President, Board Member and current member of The Campbell Kiwanis Club.
Miguel lives in San Jose, California. He is the proud father of daughter Crystal, who is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles and son Christian, a senior in High School. In his spare time Miguel enjoys spending time with family and friends including, traveling, fine dining, the theater, and golfing.
Board of Directors
James Duran is the founder and CEO of Duran Human Capital Partners, Inc., headquartered in Campbell. Duran HCP has ranked in the top 500 Hispanic companies as rated by Hispanic Magazine for over 5 consecutive years. The firm provides a range of Human Capital management consulting services including staffing and HR Consulting. Duran is also a niche leader in training Sourcers and Technical Recruiters in the Silicon Valley. James has served in board and leadership roles with the:
- California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Hispanic Chamber of Silicon Valley
- San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber, and the
- CSBA, California Small Business Association.
James has a BA in Political Science and Economics from UC Berkeley.
Peter Sanchez has a wealth of experience in residential real estate, technology, development, manufacturing education and banking. He is retired Manufacturing Engineer from Inter Corp and is the Co Founder of a housing development non-profit. He has co-founded various businesses including Pacific Bay Capital Group, College Now, Friends of MESA and Silicon Valley Venture Partners. He is very active in the community and promotes entrepreneurship within his professional space of influence. His has a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Technology and International Business from San Jose State University.
Peter is an advocate on behalf of the Hispanic business community of Santa Clara County. Peter has experience planning and executing political campaigns for local office and the California Democratic Party. Currently sitting on the board of both the Silicon Valley, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Alum Rock Santa Clara st. Business Association, as their Government Affairs Council. Both organizations share the the mission to represent immigrant owned businesses on the local, state, and national level. I have informed legislature of client interests at all levels of government, including City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, The California State Assembly, the California State Senate and the US House of Representatives. Peter also serves the District 5 community of San Jose as their Human Services Commissioner.
Peruvian born and raised locally in downtown San Jose. Founder and sole owner of Wealth Recovery Solutions. Wealth Recovery Solutions offers strategic services for both internal and independent debt collection. Diana is currently serving as a Board of Director and leader of the Hispanic Chamber Ambassador Program. firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP Lead / Ex - Officio
“I personally enjoy seeing my clients happy and knowing they find value in my professional advice. My goal is to make my clients wiser when it comes to making financial decisions and making their overall experience worth noting.”
Xiomara is fluent in Spanish. She is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley and chairs a professional leads group in San Jose, CA. Xiomara attended Santa Clara University where she received her BSC in Finance. She continues to expand her knowledge for the sole purpose of educating her clients and is pursuing her CFP designation.
Xiomara enjoys cooking; wine tasting, being outdoors, volunteering and meeting new people
I - Network Lead / Ex - Officio
The financing of real estate for the individual is a challenging and stressful event. I feel my job is to make this transaction as smooth as it can possibly be under any circumstances.
Commercial Loan Consultant at Stonecrest Financial. Has worked with Stonecrest from January 1995 – Present (21 years 4 months). Loan consultant specializing in government loans and reverse mortgages.
Executive Director / Ex - Officio
Dennis King is the Executive Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley, the chair of the Chambers of Commerce Coalition of Santa Clara County, board member of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of numerous other association boards and advisory committees.
King had served as the Chair, International Committee of the San Jose Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for four years where he Co-Chaired Silicon Valley's NAFTA committee. King hosted incoming delegations from more than twenty-five nations and sent trade missions abroad.
King has served as President, Pacific Neighbors, Inc. (Sister Cites San Jose) for more than ten years. He is a member of the Advisory Committee, International House, San Jose State University, Advisory Committee of the San Jose Jobs Corps, the Industry Advisory Committee of the Center for Education and Training (CET).
Currently, Dennis King is the state parliamentarian and board member of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.