ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Essex County Latin American Chamber of Commerce has named four new members to its Board of Directors: Lily Sanchez Ruiz, Yuri Bisono, Deysi Castillo and Jose Ramirez.
Sanchez Ruiz, admissions counselor for Union County College’s Community College Opportunity Grant Program, was named ECLACC’s second vice president and national chamber representative for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which represents 4.7 million businesses owned by Hispanics. businesses. Ruiz is also currently Director of Educarte LLC, which offers 24 different independent education initiatives in Latin America and around the world.
Bisono, who is currently employed as a professor at Essex County College, has been appointed chief financial officer of ECLACC. Bisono, a strong advocate for women entrepreneurs, has started a scholarship fund to help minority mothers graduate from Essex County College. In 2019, she received a proclamation from the Consulate of El Salvador for her immense contributions to minority women in the community. In 2020, Bisono enrolled in a doctoral program in educational leadership at New Jersey City University.
Castillo was appointed treasurer of ECLACC. She is currently Head of Financial Services Support at United Credit Education Services, where she oversees a talented group of associates and works alongside five commercial banking executives. Her services include group networking with other young professionals and outreach to local non-profit organizations through community service.
Ramirez, who currently works at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., was named executive secretary of ECLACC. He has been in corporate sales for most of his 30+ year professional career. He has worked in the hospitality industry as a front desk manager, in the financial industry as an investment banker and assistant vice president, and now in the insurance industry as a sales agent. ‘assurance. He is a business advocate for start-ups and established businesses, and has created and run business workshops.
ECLACC is dedicated to creating a favorable environment for Latin American businesses. The chamber serves as an advocate and source of information for small and large Latin American businesses. The chamber promotes the economic growth and development of Latino communities and provides support to individuals supporting issues affecting Latino small businesses in Essex County and throughout the state.