Ample growth opportunities exist for the Latino Chamber of Commerce in Dane County, and newly appointed director, Jessica Cavazos believes she develop those opportunities for Latino small-business owners.
Cavazos was formally the president of Eleva Group, a Milwaukee-based organization she helped launch that created social programs and helped nonprofits.
The past few months have been a whirlwind for Jessica Cavazos.
She gave birth to her third child a little more than two months ago, and last week she took over as executive director of the 226-member Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County. Cavazos admits life has been hectic but is up for the challenge.
“When I was initially approached about the job, I was eight months pregnant at the time and was thinking my career more was on hold with a baby on the way,” Cavazos said. But she was encouraged to pursue the opportunity by several of her professional contacts from Madison.
Now just a few days into the job, Cavazos is ready to make an impact. A focus of the chamber is to help Latino entrepreneurs launch businesses, create jobs and help the regional economy prosper.
For more on Cavazos vision, visit Madison.com.