Washington DC - The National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA) announced today that Maria Patricia Corrales was elected the new Chair of the group for the next two years.
The new 2012 Executive Board it is now composed of: Maria Patricia Corrales, Chairwoman, Patricia Gorman, Vice Chair, from Dallas Texas; Peter Granillo, Secretary, from Tucson, Arizona and Victor Seijas, Jr., Treasurer, from Miami, Florida.
Ms. Corrales stated that she hopes that her election will help NHCA become nationally recognized as one of the most influential Latino professional organizations. She said that, "Being located at the nation’s capital will allow me to represent NHCA at all levels especially to an extensive construction industry network based here, as well as key people from the political, economic and social arenas". Ms. Corrales is also the Vice-President of Capital Construction as well as the founder and President of the DC Hispanic Contractors Association. She is also well - known for her work as the President of Fiesta DC, the largest Latino festival in the Metro DC Area.
Peter Fontanes, the outgoing Chair and one of the founding members, said that "We are pleased that we now have in Chairwoman Corrales one of the most dynamic leaders from our industry and from our community representing us in the nation's capital where so many of our national policies are made and so many important industry leaders are based. We know that Ms. Corrales and our new Board of Directors will represent the Hispanic American and migrant construction community well as we approach a new era in our group's history."
There will be a formal swearing in ceremony during the Luncheon Ceremony at the NHCA annual Legislative Symposium on April 26, 2012 at the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office building located at Independent Avenue and 1st Street SE, Washington DC. The event will include keynote speeches by key Congressional leaders and Agency heads. The “Cesar Chavez Construction Industry Award” will also be presented to a legislator who has demonstrated leadership in the development of the Hispanic American and migrant construction business industry.
For more information please go to our web site at www.nationalhca.com or contact NHCA at (202) 679-8172 or