BALTIMORE: September 27, 2010 – The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC) announced that Clemons & Associates, Inc. has been selected as its management company. Since reevaluating the strategic focus of the chamber, the number one priority for MDHCC was the proper selection and implementation of a management firm.
“We made the decision to work with Clemons & Associates, Inc. in order to continue our expansion and carry on the vision we have for this organization” said Maria Welch, MDHCC Chair. “We found a management team that has the experience and expertise to handle the complexities of our chamber.”
Clemons & Associates, Inc. is a top-rated organization that brings over 33 years of experience to the table. They were among the first association management companies to become accredited by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). As a charter accredited company, they subscribe to the 15 high standards of practice of ASAE.
Natalie Villabon-Martz will serve as the MDHCC Executive Director. She will play an instrumental role in the transition process and guiding MDHCC’s future direction. Natalie is a seasoned business owner and executive with an extensive background in business, sales and marketing. She has solid experience supporting a Board of Directors and Executive Committee through her work with the Mid-Atlantic Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association (MAHPBA) and the International Society of Restaurant Association Executives (ISRAE), now the Council of State Restaurant Associations (CSRA).
“While working with Clemons & Associates, Inc., MDHCC plans to stabilize and standardize its internal functions, improve services to its growing member base, and expand its visibility and influence,” said Welch. “I look forward in continuing to work with the Hispanic community in the State of Maryland.”
The mission of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to promote the establishment, growth, prosperity and retention of Hispanic businesses, and those entities, and persons that support them in the State of Maryland. MDHCC meets the needs of its members through education, advocacy, networking, and business development in the Maryland Hispanic Business Community.