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HISPANIC CHAMBER STAFF

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Pedro Turushina

Pedro Turushina

President & CEO

Pedro Turushina

President & CEO
Alejandra Escobar

Alejandra Escobar

Vice President

Alejandra Escobar

Vice President
Brenda Gunn

Brenda Gunn

Assistant to the President & CEO

Brenda Gunn

Assistant to the President & CEO
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Orlando Serrano

Orlando
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Digital Marketing Senior Manager

Orlando Serrano-Lugo

Digital Marketing Senior Manager
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Gricel Valera

Gricel Valera

Corporate Relations Manager

Gricel Valera

Corporate Relations Manager
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Isabella Morales

Isabella Morales

Events & Programs Coordinator

Isabella Morales

Events & Programs Coordinator
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Andrea Bracho

Andrea Bracho

Membership Coordinator

Andrea Bracho

Membership Coordinator
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Maxi Luna

Maxi Luna

Membership Coordinator

Maxi Luna

Membership Coordinator
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Nathalie Sánchez

Nathalie Sanchez

Operations Specialist

Nathalie Sanchez

Operations Specialist
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Ivelys Vasquez

Ivelys Vázquez

Finance

Ivelys Vázquez

Finance
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OUR TEAM

Meet the team of leaders who make the Hispanic Chamber's mission possible.
Brenda Gunn

Brenda Gunn

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Assistant of the President & CEO

Originally from Los Angeles California, Brenda Gunn provides executive support services to the Hispanic Chamber. She serves as the Assistant to the President & CEO, assisting with various administrative, operational, and HR needs. She is committed to supporting the chamber’s growth and building strong relationships with members and stakeholders. Brenda works remotely for the Chamber but always feels like an integral part of the Hispanic Chamber family. You can often find her enjoying yoga and family time at the library or the park.

Orlando Serrano-Lugo

Orlando Serrano-Lugo

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Digital Marketing Senior Manager

Orlando Serrano-Lugo, originally from Las Vegas, NV, currently serves as the Digital Marketing Senior Manager at the Hispanic Chamber, where he aims to make significant contributions to the Hispanic community. His primary goal is to tell compelling stories through his artwork and designs, whether its promoting events, featuring member works in newsletters, or honoring award winners. Looking ahead, he aspires to further his expertise in graphic design, aspiring to one day become a Creative Director. Outside of work, Orlando indulges in his passion for board and video games, boasting an extensive collection of both. When not in the office, you’ll likely find him immersed in a board game with friends, working on his next art project, or enjoying a quiet night in with a good book or video game.

Gricel Valera

Gricel Valera

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Corporate Relations Manager

Gricel Valera, originally from the Dominican Republic grew up in New York, serves as the Corporate Relations Manager. Dedicated to cultivating relationships between the Hispanic Chamber and its investors, she finds fulfillment in her role by creating connections, and collaborating towards shared objectives. Her professional aspirations include expanding her network within the industry to continue collaboration and partnerships, both personally and for the organization. Outside the office, she enjoys hobbies such as learning, reading, and solving puzzles, while also enjoying quality time with her family exploring theme parks.

Isabella Morales

Isabella Morales

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Events & Programs Coordinator

Isabella Morales, from Cali, Colombia, serves as the Events and Programs Coordinator. In her role, she aims to organize impactful events that further learning and growth for member success. She is passionate about creating connections among business owners through successful event planning, each occasion a unique opportunity for personal and professional development. With an A.S. in film production from Valencia College, she envisions utilizing her experiences at the Hispanic Chamber to spearhead her own film production venture. Beyond the office, she finds enjoyment in playing volleyball, while also pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Rollins College and spending time with friends.

Andrea Bracho

Andrea Bracho

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Membership Coordinator

Andrea Bracho is the Membership Coordinator, originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, she embarked on a journey to the US at 19 years old seeking growth and new opportunities. She is passionate about amplifying her voice within the Central Florida business community and serving as a guide for entrepreneurs on their paths to success. In the future she hopes to pursue an education in sales management and become a leader in the Hispanic Community of Central Florida. Outside the office, she immerses herself in CrossFit workouts and painting.

Maxi Luna

Maxi Luna

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Membership Coordinator

Maxi Luna is the Membership Coordinator, an Orlando native, bilingual, and striving to perfect his Spanish. With a master’s in marketing, he aims to further establish connections with Hispanic Chamber members, while helping them in their business growth and community engagement. He hopes to continue his involvement and making an impact in the community. During his free time, he enjoys working out, smoothies, and beach outings.

Nathalie Sánchez

Nathalie Sanchez

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Operations Specialist

Nathalie Sanchez is the Operations Specialist, from Clewiston, Florida, where her passion for community engagement started. In her current role, she takes pride in connecting with individuals dedicated to creating positive change. She is committed to enhancing the Hispanic community in Central Florida and aspires to earn her master’s in public policy to lead advocacy initiatives and serve underrepresented communities through nonprofits or advocacy businesses. Outside of the office, she can often be found immersed in studies, either at the park or the school library.

Ivelys Vasquez

Ivelys Vázquez

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Finance

Ivelys Vázquez, a New York native with a strong connection to Puerto Rico, holds a BA in accounting from Herbert H Lehman College. With over 25 years of public accounting experience and mentorship from CPAs in Orlando and Georgia, she founded Proverbs Accounting Services, LLC during the pandemic. She prioritizes empowering entrepreneurs with effective internal controls. At the Hispanic Chamber, she streamlines interdepartmental communication and innovative solutions to produce accurate financial statement reporting. Outside work, she values faith, family, music, plants, and Yankees Baseball.

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