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The USHCC Foundation invites you to our first annual gala held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, in Dallas, TX this November 10, 2017.


6:00 – 7:00 pm Pre-Gala Reception (Sponsored by: Oracle)

7:00 – 10:00 pm USHCC Foundation Gala

Please note that valet parking will be available. The attire is black-tie.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USHCCF) is delighted to invite you to our inaugural gala, to be held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, in Dallas, TX this November 10, 2017. On the eve of Veteran’s Day, the USHCCF will pay tribute to veteran-entrepreneurs and highlight Latinas in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM).  Join us for an elegant evening among friends of the Foundation from corporate America, dynamic entrepreneurs, public officials, and scholarship recipients.

The USHCCF is dedicated to enriching the experiences of future leaders in the world of business through life-long learning and support. The funds raised by this gala support a myriad of programs and initiatives that awaken and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit, support business growth, bolster local chambers and foster leaders.

Sponsor a table or register for individual tickets today!

2016 Speakers

  • Javier Palomarez

    Javier Palomarez

    President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Javier Palomarez is the President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), America's largest Hispanic business association. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $661 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide.
  • Nina Vaca

    Nina Vaca

    Chairman, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    Chairman & CEO, Pinnacle Group

    Nina Vaca is Pinnacle Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Her dynamic leadership over the past 19 years has propelled the company from a niche IT services firm to the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today, with a suite of business lines that address the range of human capital challenges companies face today.
  • Ralph De La Vega

    Ralph De La Vega

    Vice Chairman, AT&T Inc. and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Business Solutions and AT&T International, LLC

    Ralph de la Vega was appointed Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International on Feb. 1, 2016. He has overall responsibility for the company’s integrated Business Solutions group which serves more than 3.5 million business customers in nearly 200 countries and territories, including nearly all of the world's Fortune 1000 companies. He also has overall responsibility for AT&T’s wireless business operations in Mexico and DIRECTV in Latin America.
  • Dyan Medina Gibbens

    Dyan Medina Gibbens

    Founder & CEO, Trumbull Unmanned, LLC
    USHCC Foundation Enterprise Accelerator Winner

    Dyan Medina Gibbens an Air Force Academy graduate, possesses a decade of technical experience leading acquisitions and aerospace program management within the Department of Defense. She is also a pilot and former member of the Air Force Parachute Team. Her skill set in unmanned systems, engineering management, and aviation logistics brings success in strategy development and execution. Dyan was selected as Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2016) for a global tour to speak on UAS safety, risk and operations.
  • Regina Heyward

    Regina Heyward

    USHCCF Board Member-at-Large
    Senior Vice President and Head of Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo Bank

    Regina O. Heyward is Senior Vice President and head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo. With more than 16 years of multi-industry global supply chain and supplier diversity strategy experience, she leads a team that is responsible for developing and engaging certified diverse suppliers to integrate them into the company’s sourcing and procurement processes. Ms. Heyward joined Wells Fargo in 2014.
  • Ana Bermudez

    Ana Bermudez

    Owner & Founder of TAGit Inc.
    USHCC Foundation Enterprise Accelerator Winner

    Ana Bermudez is the founder and CEO of TAGit™, the mobile app that TV viewers use to buy items from their favorite TV shows. Ana is a tech entrepreneur, and has won various competitions, including the Hera Labs Fast Pitch, Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch, and the FundingPost Pitch competition. Ana was also recognized as a winner in the 2015 US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation – At The Table Technology Entrepreneurship Competition.
  • Lee Roy Mitchell

    Lee Roy Mitchell

    Founder of Cinemark Holdings Inc.

    Mr. Mitchell is the founder Cinemark Holdings Inc. (Cinemark). Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, with theatres in the United States (“U.S.”), Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Bolivia. The Company also manages additional theatres in the U.S., Brazil, and Colombia. Mr. Mitchell has served as Chairman of the Board since March 1996 and as a director since the company’s inception in 1987. Mr. Mitchell served as Chief Executive Officer from 1987 until December 2006, Vice
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Robust Programs

From our BizVenture Entrepreneurship Program to the At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership initiative, the USHCC Foundation focuses on equipping today and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and executives with the skills and resources needed to lead thriving businesses and organizations, create American jobs, enrich local communities and reach their full potential. 

And the all of the proceeds from tonight’s event fund all of these robust programs and an array of scholarship programs. 



The USHCC Foundation's college-level, 3-day comprehensive program on entrepreneurship, design thinking, and leadership is led by George Washington University. Upon acceptance into the BizVenture program, students deep dive into the venture capital world, receive intense mentoring to explore and design their identity as an entrepreneur, and achieve a deep understanding of their vision and plan. This program not only covers the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and how to start a successful business, but also, the importance of grit, confidence and how an internal culture should be built.


At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership

The initiative led by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, ensures women entrepreneurs and business professionals are receiving the much needed resources and influence to propel them to higher levels of success. This program does this through in-person events and an entrepreneurship competition to honor rising leaders and celebrate their accomplishments. 


The Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series is the ultimate experience in engagement — an event of profound insights and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of topics related to corporate advancement. Distinguished speakers provide coaching and career support to participants, arming them with the essential qualities and skills needed for success. 


At the Table Enterprise Accelerator

Provides Hispanic women business owners with key resources and national exposure for success. Three women entrepreneurs will be selected: one technology start-up, one social business venture, and one small business.