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Noah Commerford, MBA
President & CEO | Noah's Business Card

Noah was born in Salida, Colorado and grew up in Pueblo West, Colorado. He is a proud graduate of Pueblo West High School and Colorado State University-Pueblo where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business management, with a marketing emphasis, along with a minor in economics, and his master’s degree in business administration. Noah also earned a course certification in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies through Harvard’s online Business School.

Noah joined the Latino Chamber in March of 2021 as the Supporting Pueblo Coordinator and in January of 2022 was appointed as the Assistant President & CEO. In March of 2022, Noah was appointed as the organization's President & CEO. In his position, Noah is responsible for developing and maintaining a yearly budget, hiring and training personnel, building partnerships throughout the state of Colorado and surrounding region, managing the office building, overseeing all events and programs, and ultimately making decisions to better the Latino Chamber as well as the small business community in Pueblo.

In addition to his work at the Latino Chamber, Noah has worked with the Pueblo Business Economic Recovery Team (BERT) and the Healy Center, through the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Noah currently serves on the Small Business Taskforce in Pueblo and the board of directors for Runyon Sports Complex, NeighborWorks Southern Colorado and PEDCO.

In his free time, Noah enjoys watching sports, working out, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, learning, and finding ways to contribute to change in Pueblo. Noah aspires to be a business owner and a political leader in Pueblo in the near future.


Austin Walrod
Membership Coordinator | Austin's Business Card

Austin was born in Pueblo, Colorado and grew up in Pueblo West, Colorado. Austin graduated from Pueblo West High School and pursued his college education at Colorado State University-Pueblo. He graduated in the spring of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in business management, with an emphasis in marketing.

Austin joined the Latino Chamber in April of 2022 as the Membership Coordinator. As the Membership Coordinator, Austin provides direct support to current and potential members, maintains membership records, develops membership and marketing campaigns, devises regular communication activities, as well as assists with event and program planning. Austin envisions taking the membership office to the next level and helping the business community of Pueblo in any way he can.

Outside of the Latino Chamber, he has worked as a Retail Manager at Big 5 Sports Goods and as a marketing intern at Active Armor. Austin also practices real estate at Keller Williams Performance Realty with hopes of earning his real estate license by the fall of 2022.

In his free time, Austin enjoys watching sports, exercising, reading, playing video games, spending time with family and friends, and taking on new challenges to help him grow and pursue his goals. Austin is a Pueblo native and also loves spending time at the Pueblo Reservoir as well as being a part of the Pueblo community.


Chivonnie Gius
Special Events Coordinator | Chivonnie's Business Card

Chivonnie was born in Pueblo, Colorado later relocated to Denver at 14 years old. She graduated from Denver West High and The Center for International Studies. As a Howard Hughes Minority Bridge Scholar, Chivonnie began coursework at Colorado College as a high school junior where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis in Art Education as a road map to Self-Discovery and Social Change, along with a Dance Minor.

Chivonnie joined the Latino Chamber in November 2022 as the Special Events Coordinator. She organizes all aspects of Chamber events, secures sponsorships, donations, and contributions, develops new events/programs, creates opportunities for community engagement, cultivates local/global partnerships, collaborates with membership to develop marketing campaigns, and provides direct administrative support to the Chamber.

Chivonnie will aim to support current members reach their next level of success by developing empowering, informative, fun and unforgettable events while educating prospective members about the benefits of membership.

The desire to explore a world beyond Pueblo provided lessons of a lifetime; working with many communities throughout the United States for nearly 20 years Chivonnie is ready to return to her roots to serve the community that built her.

A certified Let Your Yoga Dance® Instructor she is committed to sharing the power of meditation in motion and is studying to become a certified Quantum Flow Practitioner while exploring the therapeutic side-effects breath, movement, music, and creative expression have on our neurobiology | optimal health.

Chivonnie is an enthusiastic truth-seeker who is proud to have served as Pueblo’s first Afro-Latina Junneteenth Princess and Miss Teen Latina of Colorado (Denver). She loves dark chocolate, live music, the ocean, dancing in the rain, hugging trees and hiking with her Husky.


Dante Bartolo
Membership & Events Intern | Dante's Business Card

Dante was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from Centennial High School in 2019 and currently attends Colorado State University-Pueblo. He is working towards a bachelor's degree in business management, minor in leadership studies, and a master's degree in business administration.

Dante joined the Latino Chamber in May of 2022 as a Membership & Events Intern. He will perform a variety of different duties and responsibilities in several areas including membership, communications, marketing, events and programs, and leadership. Dante is passionate about Pueblo and hopes to provide support to his community during his time at the Latino Chamber.

He is currently employed at the Healy Center through the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo. In his role at the Healy Center, he assists with the Pueblo Economic Forum and the SOCO Entrepreneurship Competition. Along with his work with the Healy Center, Dante has also worked with the Pueblo Business Economic Recovery Team (BERT), started his own business called Our Pueblo, assisted with organizing Startup Pueblo monthly meetings, and has helped manage the annual Expression of Care Scholarship, which is awarded to a Pueblo high school senior.

In his free time, Dante enjoys playing sports with friends, spending time with family, and attending events in and around Pueblo. Dante loves being out in the Pueblo community and plans to remain here after he graduates.


Jason Castro
ARC of Pueblo

Corrine Gonzales
Corrine's Silky Skin Laser

Mark Anthony Vibin'

Mark Montoya
Mark Anthony PR

Alana Norton
Vectra Bank

Janelle Quick

Julie Rivera 
Pueblo Convention Center

Mariah Sierra
American National Insurance

Charlotte Vasquez
Sunflower Bank

Pam Winston

Felipe Garcia
New York Life

Chris Segura

Donna Trujillo
The Busy Bee Flowers

Nativa Salazar
Main Street Independence Insurance Agencies, Inc.

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Dennis Lowry

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Jozette Dagenais
American National Insurance

Chance Tyler
Big 5 Sporting Goods

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Jayme Benabides
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Melody Schuette
United Way of Pueblo County

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