Miguel España
Españas Collision Repair
Chair, Board of Directors
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Miguel España
Españas Collision Repair
Chair, Board of Directors
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Miguel España is the founder of España’s Collision Repair, a family-owned and operated business that has over 20 years of premier collision repair expertise. Mr. España is a certified technician by various auto paint companies and car manufacturers. He is also a member of the Better Business Bureau. Mr. España is a previous president of the California Auto Body Association and has been serving on its board of directors for the past seven years. Mr. España is also on the board of Silicon Valley chapter of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). Mr. España has been on the board directors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley since 2008 and served as treasurer from 2010-2015. He has been an active chamber member for over fifteen years. Currently, he sits in the chamber’s events committee. Mr. España is a member of Kawanis International. His favorite pastimes include playing and watching soccer.

James Duran
CEO Duran Human Capital Partners, Inc.
Secretary to HCCSV and Chair of Public Policy
408 893-4905
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James Duran
Duran H.C.P
Board of Directors
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James Duran is the founder and CEO of Duran Human Capital Partners, Inc., headquartered in Campbell. Duran HCP has ranked in the top 500 Hispanic companies as rated by Hispanic Magazine for over 5 consecutive years. The firm provides a range of Human Capital management consulting services including staffing and HR Consulting. Duran is also a niche leader in training Sourcers and Technical Recruiters in the Silicon Valley. James has served in board and leadership roles with the:

  • California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Chamber of Silicon Valley
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber
  • Santa Clara Valley Diabetes Association
  • CSBA, California Small Business Association

James is the Secretary for the HCCSV Board of Directors and is responsible for heading up the Public Policy Committee. Please contact James if you want to speak at one of our Board meetings on an issue of importance to the Hispanic Small Business Community. James recently completed over 5 years serving as the Chair of the CHCC, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Foundation. He also served in other capacities for the CHCC including: Committee Chair for Legislative and Governance affairs, Human Resources Chair, and Chair for the Northern Region of the CHCC.
James has a BA in Political Science and Economics from UC Berkeley.

Dennis King
Executive Director / Ex – Officio
408 248 4800
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Dennis King
Executive Director / Ex – Officio
408 248 4800
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Dennis King is the Executive Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley, the chair of the Chambers of Commerce Coalition of Santa Clara County, board member of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of numerous other association boards and advisory committees.

King had served as the Chair, International Committee of the San Jose Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for four years where he Co-Chaired Silicon Valley’s NAFTA committee. King hosted incoming delegations from more than twenty-five nations and sent trade missions abroad.

King has served as President, Pacific Neighbors, Inc. (Sister Cites San Jose) for more than ten years. He is a member of the Advisory Committee, International House, San Jose State University, Advisory Committee of the San Jose Jobs Corps, the Industry Advisory Committee of the Center for Education and Training (CET).

Currently, Dennis King is the state parliamentarian and board member of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

Christina Romero
408 884 3786
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Christina Romero
408 884 3786
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With such an unexpected and extensive background in Corporate America, I am so lucky to have finally found my calling in event planning. Community, family and friends are the most important aspect of my life so naturally, I was eager to plan and throw all parties because I loved bringing everyone together to celebrate many different occasions.

What started as a hobby eventually led me to start up my very own event planning company. I thought that I could use my creativity and organization skills to good use by bringing other people together with their friends and family to create unforgettable memories of their own. It gets difficult trying to balance being a dedicated wife and mother of four amazing children and starting my own business from the ground up as there are stressful times in everyone’s life, but I try to push past them, reminding myself of my personal motto: “There are no problems, only solutions.”

I am thrilled to have the opportunity and the support of my community, friends, family and team to be able to do what I truly love.

Margaret Sanchez
408 251 3000
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Margaret Sanchez
408 251 3000
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Margaret Sanchez is a Bay Area native. She is the founder of California Solar Screens www.californiasolarscreens.com/, an affordable solar shade company providing quality Insolroll products located in the Metro San Jose area serving the surrounding communities. Margaret has operated CSS for ten years.

Margaret also works in IT Consulting as the Director of Operations for the non-profit Girls Leadership Academy Meetup (GLAM) www.glam-readytolead.com. GLAM offers several yearly events with the mission to empower girls ages 8-12 to be business leaders, break the gender gap, and create a positive change in the world. It is Margaret’s goal to work with the underserved communities and the CASA foster care groups to make sure girls from the organizations have the opportunity to participate in GLAM.

Margaret enjoys playing golf, natural health, cooking, and traveling.

Joel Velasquez
408 510 2929
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Christina Romero
408 884 3786
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Bio for Joel coming soon.

Nancy Islas-Aldana
408 679 5822
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Margaret Sanchez
408 251 3000
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Nancy Islas-Aldana is a member of the diplomatic mission of Mexico for the Consul General office. She is energetic, creative and dedicated to supporting Hispanic entrepreneurs to tackle social and economic disparities. Nancy, specializes in business administration, capital funding, finance and entrepreneurship, establishing and supporting working relationships with other organizations and economic development practitioners.

Her dedication with the community has allowed her to collaborate with other communities such as the Vietnamese and African American community by leading the non-profit SBDC Kiva program. An international solution, designed to support and connect financially excluded entrepreneurs throughout the County of Santa Clara., with affordable sources of capital. She also serves as a board member for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley and the SBDC office of San Jose by conducting professional development workshops and conferences on matters related to business planning, cash flow management and financial education to ensure the success and sustainability of local small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Linda Castillo
408 506 7515
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Christina Romero
408 884 3786
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Linda Castillo has extensive experience developing, implementing, and managing marketing and community relations programs that reinforce branding, shape culture, and strengthen communities. She is currently the Vice President for Small Business Marketing and Chair of the California Hispanic Business Resource Group at Comerica Bank. In this role, she fosters relationships with local leaders, business groups, and community organizations to develop programs that help small businesses thrive. Previously, she worked at the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium, where she created events and managed communications to raise awareness about ocean conservation. She also co-owned three apparel boutiques, so she knows first-hand about some of the challenges for a small business owner.

Linda is the Founder of Modern Latina, an online magazine designed to celebrate, inspire, and empower Latina women. She writes articles, curates content and resources, and organizes events for Latinas to advance, connect, and give back to their community. She also launched the Modern Latina Book Club, a robust online collective, to support Latinx authors.

Linda’s passion for empowering young leaders to reach their full potential has fueled her volunteer efforts and community service work. She is a fellow of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Latino Board Leadership Academy. She serves as a board member for the San Jose State University Latino Alumni Network and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley. She is also a Circle Leader for Lean In Latinas, and a member of the Latina Coalition Silicon Valley and ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) San Francisco. She is a Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader and a mentor for SJSU Business Student Association and WELI (Women Education and Leadership Institute) at Hartnell College. Linda holds a B.S. in Marketing and M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University. Along with the positive community impact via her work with her magazine, career, and volunteering, she is a mother to two little girls inspiring them to be the successful Latina leaders of tomorrow.