William A. Ramos, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), will address approximately 200 entrepreneurs, business owners and executives at the Commerce Award Ceremony Luncheon, which will conclude the 2014 Latino Business Summit; an event that will focus on the many issues minority businesses face in terms of access to capital, growth opportunities, understanding financials and human resources best practices.
William A. Ramos, Prior to joining the Obama Administration, was the Director of the Washington, DC Office of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. He is a 2006 alumnus of the prestigious National Urban Fellows program, through which he completed a fellowship for King County Executive Ron Sims in Seattle.
William’s passion for community service and the empowerment of the Latino community spans a twenty-five plus year professional career and include appointments as Director of Policy & Legislation for a Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Government Relations & Policy Consultant for the YMCA of the USA and Director for ASPIRA of Florida.
William is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his work, among them the 2010 Ana G. Méndez University System Presidential Medal and the St. John’s University School of Law - 2010 Ronald H. Brown Civil Rights and Economic Development Award. In 2013 he was awarded the Commerce Secretary's Gold Medal, Commerce’s highest honorary award.
Visit http://www.laccgeorgia.org to register for the event.
About The Latino Business Summit
This signature event of the LACC Georgia has as main objective to foster and encourage the development and growth of small businesses in the Latino/Hispanic community in Georgia through making valuable connections, exploring opportunities for growth and offering access to the industry’s best practices and tools in an educational setting.
The Latino Business Summit concludes with an Executive Luncheon and Commerce Award Ceremony that recognizes the best and fastest growing Latino businesses in Georgia.
About the Latin American Chamber of Commerce- Georgia
The LACC Georgia is a Non-Profit 501 (c) 6 organization that represents small y medium size Latino business in all industries across the state.
Since 1998, La Cámara has worked tirelessly to facilitate the creation, development and growth of Latino businesses in Georgia and the Southeast. http://www.laccgeorgia.org