Latin American chamber names six board members

The Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the addition of six board members.

Coming on board are Marielena Ramos, Kia Jarmon and Edmundo Cepeda. In addition, Jose Rodriguez, Karla Vazquez and Dalila Duarte have been added as junior board members.

Ramos is a producer and director of NewsChannel 5 Plus, while Cepeda is senior manager of strategic analytics at Asurion. Rodriguez is a recent Lipscomb University graduate and Vazquez is the finance and human resource coordinator for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. Finally, Duarte is studying at Tennessee State University and leads the TSU FUTURO chapter.

“We are pleased at the commitment these business professionals and students have for the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce and the Latin American business community,” Nelson Remus, board president, said in a release. “Through their contributions, it is our hope to continue to be recognized as the leading Latin voice for the business community in Tennessee.”

TLACC board members serve a two-year term and are charged with serving as liaisons between the state’s Latin American business community and the broader business community, while also engaging non-Latin American organizations. The first TLACC Networking luncheon of the year will be held March 6, with special guest speaker Gov. Bill Haslam.