CHICAGO — (HINA Wire) – The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced its new board of directors’ chairman, Arthur Zayas Miller, who was named chairman after receiving a unanimous vote from the board on Tuesday, December 13. Former chairman Juan Gaytan has stepped down as chairman after serving the board for more than five years.
Miller is president and CEO of MZI Group Inc., a telecom company that offers electrical and mechanical construction, energy infrastructure, utility projects, design build and facility services. Miller founded his company in 1999.
“I am truly honored to be named chairman of the board of the chamber. I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue to find ways to build up our Hispanic communities and businesses in this new role,” Miller said. “There is always work to be done, but I feel confident that with the team we have at the IHCC, we will make great strides towards achieving our goal of transformational social change through entrepreneurship.”
Jaime di Paulo, IHCC’s president and CEO since January of 2019, said he is looking forward to working with the new chairman. “I want to congratulate Arthur on becoming our chairman. He is not only a successful entrepreneur, but also smart, driven, and has a passion in growing our business ecosystem. I know we are in good hands,” di Paulo said.
Di Paulo also expressed his appreciation for Gaytan’s years of service at IHCC. “I want to thank Juan Gaytan for all his hard work and great leadership that he exemplified in his five years serving as chairman of the board. He has devoted countless hours guiding us and helping us succeed in becoming one of the best chambers of the Midwest, if not the United States,” di Paulo said.
“I am so grateful to have been able to serve as chairman of the board. I couldn’t be prouder of all the hard work and progress we achieved these past five years,” Gaytan said. “I want to thank the board for believing in me and allowing me the opportunity to lead this great organization. I want to congratulate Arthur Miller on becoming our new chairman. I have no doubt that he will do an excellent job leading this organization.”
In addition to Miller being named chairman, the IHCC Board of Directors also approved two new members to the board: Yahaira Felix, vice president of investments, private client advisor with J.P. Morgan Wealth Management; and Jose García, president and CEO of Northwest Community Credit Union.
About Arthur Zayas Miller
Arthur Zayas Miller is the President and CEO of MZI Group, Inc., a leader in telecom, electrical and mechanical construction, energy infrastructure, utility projects, design build and facility services, which he founded in 1999.
Arthur is big believer in giving back to the community. Over the course of the last 5 years, he has committed close to half a million dollars to worthy causes. He currently serves as a board member on the National Latino Education Institute, Chicago United, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, Loyola University Health System, and National Association of Veteran Owned Businesses.
Members of the IHCC Board of Directors are:
Arthur Zaya Miller – Chairman
President and CEO of MZI Group, Inc.
Guillermo Garcia – Secretary and Treasurer
President and CEO of GSC Consultants, Inc.
Yahira Felix – Director
Vice President of investments and private client advisor with J.P. Morgan Wealth Management
Matt Gambs – Director
Senior Vice President at Wintrust
José García – Director
President and CEO of Northwest Community Credit Union
Juan Gaytan – Director,
President and CEO of Monterrey Security
Mayra Khan – Director
Managing Director at Nova Driving School
José Maldonado – Director
President of Old Veteran’s Construction, Inc.
Luis Puig – Director
President and CEO of All Construction Group
Arabel Alva-Rosales – Director
President and CEO of AAR & Assocs. Ltd.
Korina Sanchez – Director
Vice President and General Counsel at Third Coast Hospitality
Milena Tous – Director
Founder and President of Multilatino Marketing
Socorro Vazquez – Director
CEO of Toro Construction Corp.