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.
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.
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.
With such an unexpected and extensive background in Corporate America, I am so lucky to have finally found my calling in event planning. Community, family and friends are the most important aspect of my life so naturally, I was eager to plan and throw all parties because I loved bringing everyone together to celebrate many different occasions.
What started as a hobby eventually led me to start up my very own event planning company. I thought that I could use my creativity and organization skills to good use by bringing other people together with their friends and family to create unforgettable memories of their own. It gets difficult trying to balance being a dedicated wife and mother of four amazing children and starting my own business from the ground up as there are stressful times in everyone’s life, but I try to push past them, reminding myself of my personal motto: “There are no problems, only solutions.”
I am thrilled to have the opportunity and the support of my community, friends, family and team to be able to do what I truly love.
Margaret Sanchez is a Bay Area native. She is the founder of California Solar Screens (http://www.californiasolarscreens.com/), an affordable solar shade company providing quality Insolroll products located in the Metro San Jose area serving the surrounding communities. Margaret has operated CSS for ten years.
Margaret also works in IT Consulting as the Director of Operations for the non-profit Girls Leadership Academy Meetup (GLAM) https://www.glam-readytolead.com. GLAM offers several yearly events with the mission to empower girls ages 8-12 to be business leaders, break the gender gap, and create a positive change in the world. It is Margaret’s goal to work with the underserved communities and the CASA foster care groups to make sure girls from the organizations have the opportunity to participate in GLAM.
Margaret enjoys playing golf, natural health, cooking, and traveling.