The mission of the NC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (the “Foundation") is to provide and support the educational activities of a related nonprofit corporation, North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Inc (the “Chamber").
The Foundation coordinates with the Chamber to help provide educational seminars to Chamber members as well as the general public on a variety of important business topics such as forming a business, operating a business and obtaining business financing.
This helps the Hispanic community to succesfully integrate into the business community of NC.

Gerardo Santoyo-Presidente
"Born in Guadalajara, México. He earned a major in Electronic Engineering and a specialty in Safety and Environmental Science. He worked for IBM de México at the Guadalajara manufacturing facility for 16 years and then in 2001 was transferred to IBM Corporate HQ. He held several management positions with responsibilities over IBM Latin America, the IBM Asia Pacific region and in 2005 was transfered to IBM RTP being responsible for the IBM US Southeast region. Co-Owner, along with his wife Claudia Casco, since 2008 of Maracas Montessori, a Full Spanish Immersion preschool and kindergarten in Raleigh NC. He quit IBM in 2012 to fully dedicate himself to the Maracas educational project. Cofundador en 2008, con su esposa Claudia, del preescolar y kindergarten con inmersión total en español Maracas Montessori en Raleigh. He is member of the board of directors for the NC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce based in Raleigh. He is also President of the Raleigh Chapter of the Global Nextwork of Mexican Professionals (Red GlobalMx) and leads a project in Bilingualism for this group." Gerardo Santoyo Exec. Director & Co-Owner
Ginie Lynch
Vice President
Ginie Lynch is Director of Communications for the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development (SFE&PD), a national nonprofit that teaches financial literacy. At SFE&PD, Ginie directs public relations, marketing, branding, media outreach, and message development. Ginie Lynch has an extensive background in educational management and strategic communications. Specifically, Ginie has worked as a public relations executive, a director of a university nonprofit institute, a speechwriter/editor, a journalist, and as an international student services coordinator. Ginie spearheads communications, speechwriting and community development for corporate, government and educational nonprofit organizations at national and local levels. Ginie has an undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill in Latin American Studies and has a master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University. She lived in the Dominican Republic for four years, greatly appreciates the Latino culture and is proud to serve on the Foundation Board.
Juan de la Maza
“Juan was born on the City of Leon in Mexico. He holds an Industrial Engineer degree from the Instituto Tecnologico de San Luis Potosi and he coursed the Master on Business Administration on the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi. He started his professional experience in 2002 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where he growth on the Purchasing, Materials and Logistics areas, mainly on the automotive Industry. He works for ABB Inc since 2009, company which gave you the opportunity to take a long term assignment on United States. Currently, after held different management positions on ABB Mexico and US, Juan hold a position as Global Strategic Manager for Procurement and Logistics for Distribution Transformers in ABB Inc. Starting on 2017, Juan join as member to the Global Mexican Network, Raleigh Chapter, where he is participating on some collaboration projects” On 2017, after living a couple of years in Cleveland Ohio, he came back to live in Raleigh NC, where he currently lives with his family”.
Elsa Jimenez
Elsa Maria Jimenez is the creator of English to Spanish Raleigh with which she has helped authors, and organizations across the country reach Hispanic audiences through accurate, culturally relevant translation services. Elsa graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana’s law school in Mexico, she worked as a contractor for the Mexican Foreign Service at the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh. Most recently Elsa completed her Executive Graduate Business Certificate in HR Management and currently she belongs to the Golden International Honour Society and the American Translators Association.
Julio Cordoba