Marina J. Gonzales, JD President & CEO San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Marina Gonzales serves as President & CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC), overseeing and executing its mission to serve as the leading resource, advocate and access point for Hispanic Businesses and Hispanics in business. As the oldest and largest Hispanic chamber in the nation, SAHCC serves over 1300 corporate, locally owned and non-profit businesses.
Prior to her role at the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Marina served as President & CEO of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA), the only non-profit in Bexar County providing trained court-appointed advocates to foster children recovering from abuse and neglect, with over 45 staff members and 600 volunteer Advocates. Marina joined CASA from CentroMed, where she served as an executive overseeing government and legal affairs.
Marina holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois-Chicago John Marshall Law School, and a B.A. from St. Mary’s University. She is also a recent recipient of the 2020 San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award, the 2019 San AntonioBusiness Journal’s Women’s Leadership Award, the Women of S.A. WOAI Award, and an Inspiring Woman Book Awardee.
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber
The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the leading resource, advocate, and access point for Hispanic businesses, Hispanics in business, and the Hispanic market.
The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the first organization of its type in the United States, having been originally chartered as the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in 1929. Today, there are about 35 Hispanic chambers of commerce in Texas and about 600 across the nation.