Executive Board

The East Valley Hispanic Chamber serves as a platform promoting diversity in all facets of leadership. We serve to assist business minded individuals, companies and organizations in pursuit reaching the Hispanic Market, while promoting economic development. We share key demographic data to address the bilingual and bicultural needs of the East Valley, hosting networking events, and support future leaders through educational programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics. Most importantly, we serve to facilitate partnerships, relationships, and opportunities for continued growth in business and educations in the East Valley.

Frankie Jo Rios.
Executive Director

Phil Austin

During the time period I have been involved with the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I have seen the positive benefits of the Chamber’s activities. Businesses have learned effective marketing strategies. Services such as individual business counseling, procurement opportunities and certification have been made available to businesses. Linkage with major corporations, municipalities and contractors has been developed. Networking opportunities have grown. I can see that my business and other small businesses in the East Valley have benefited from the leadership of the East Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Phillip A. Austin


Partnerships and building creative associations with business and community organizations are important to those interested in growing their brand in the Hispanic market place. The East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce understands the value of working together to provide businesses the opportunities to position their products and services among Hispanic consumers.

Rudy Apodaca
EVHCC Vice-Chair
Vice President of Operations
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Fernando Zepeda

The EVHCC provides a business tool where businesses in the East Valley can learn how to better market their products and services to emerging and established Businesses in the Hispanic arena, and for Hispanic businesses to do the same. The ultimate goal being the economic impact on our communities from the investments and taxes generated from such an exchange.

Fernando Zepeda