DALLAS, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of David L. Gonzales as its president and CEO.
Gonzales brings 35 years of business and community experience to his new position. Before founding the consulting group he led for two years, Gonzales was vice president of Global Citizenship at PepsiCo, the global consumer products company with revenues of nearly $60 billion. In this role, Gonzales drove the funding, strategic planning, and management for corporate citizenship. He coordinated strategy, business planning, change management leadership, process integration and team development across the corporation and internationally. He also was responsible for forging and directing strategic alliances with important groups, including working with two U.S. Congressional Caucus institutions.
Prior to joining PepsiCo in 1991, Gonzales worked in a variety of roles and companies in energy. He is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a master's degree in business.
Gonzales is on the board of directors of the Meadows School of the Fine Arts and the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he is involved in the opening of the first-ever national Latino Executive Leadership Institute. Gonzales also has served on the boards of the National Council of La Raza, the National Urban League, and the Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
"I am very excited to be joining the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce," stated Gonzales. "It is a critical Hispanic organization in our community, and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of it."
"David's unique combination of business and community skills will serve our chamber well," said Angel Reyes, chairman of the GDHCC. "The board also looks forward to leveraging David's expertise to increase opportunities for Hispanic entrepreneurs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area."
About the GDHCC
"Established in 1939, the GDHCC is one of the largest, and influential Chambers in the United States, having been recognized National Chamber of the Year a record six times. The GDHCC is the voice of Hispanic business and proudly serves and represents its more than 2,000 member businesses in the greater Dallas region with innovation, advocacy and committed leadership.
SOURCE Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce