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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Appoints Board Member Martha Montoya as Western Regional Chair.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is delighted to announce the appointment of board member Martha Montoya to the Chairmanship of the organization's Western region (Region I), which encompasses California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. Montoya also serves as Secretary of the National Latina Business Women Association and as Procurement Chair for the National Association of Hispanic Publications.

"Martha has been a valued counselor and experienced director as a member of our Board and will make an even greater impact as our newest Regional Chair. She brings experience as well as boundless energy to the position, in addition to detailed knowledge in such critical areas as procurement and access to capital. The USHCC has been fortunate to have the commitment of Martha's time, expertise and hard work advocating on behalf of our businesses and chambers on the West Coast," said Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the USHCC.

Montoya's accomplishments have brought her numerous accolades. Among the many honors she has received are the Latin Business Association Latina Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year for 2002 by the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Among many other awards, Martha was honored by Hispanic Magazine in 2003 as one of the 100 most influential people in the U.S. market, and as National Latina Business Woman of the year in 2007.

Montoya owns and directs a unique media enterprise, Los Kitos Entertainment LLC, which syndicates the popular Los Kitos bilingual cartoon strip; licenses the characters through United Media and utilizes these characters to bring "edu-entertainment" to the U.S. Hispanic community. Today, the Los Kitos cartoon strip can be read daily in newspapers worldwide, enjoyed on the Internet and heard in America and abroad through Univision Radio and the Organization of American States.

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 2.8 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate nearly $300 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico.

SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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