Alfonso Quiroz of Jackson Heights as New President

For Immediate Release

January 17, 2014

Contact: Jeff Simmons, jeff@anatgerstein.com

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens Elects Alfonso Quiroz of Jackson Heights as President

New York, N.Y. (January 17, 2014) – The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens (HCCQ) has elected Jackson Heights communications specialist Alfonso Quiroz to a two-year term as president. A former member of Community Board 3, Quiroz has served on the HCCQ Board of Directors since 2009.

Quiroz, who was elected on January 14, said he will focus his tenure on three core goals: advocating for issues important to small and large Hispanic-owned businesses in Queens, elevating membership, and strengthening partnerships with local, city and state leaders to advance the needs of the organization’s members.

“I’m thrilled to serve in this position and will work hard to represent and advocate for Hispanic-owned businesses throughout our borough,” Quiroz said. “I thank Alfredo Arrieta for his leadership during the past two years, and will build on his record addressing issues important to our community.”

Quiroz has nearly a dozen years of government, political, special events and marketing experience, and currently serves as a Public Affairs Specialist at the Consolidated Edison, the utility for New York City and Westchester County.

Quiroz previously has worked for MTV News researching pieces on domestic and foreign affairs. In 2001, he was a key player behind the scenes on former Public Advocate Mark Green’s bid to serve as New York City’s mayor

A native of the south side of Chicago, Quiroz previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Council Member Helen Sears, and worked on city, state and presidential campaigns. He is a board member of the JFK Democratic Club, a founding member of Out Jackson Heights, and is active with Queens Theatre and the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.

About the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens

Since 1997, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens has advocated for the growth and development of Hispanic-owned business in the County of Queens. The not-for-profit organization provides assistance to members through consultation, access to information and the delivery of services and programs to increase the level of your businesses and improve the economic development of the Hispanic community. Learn more at http://www.hccq.org.


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