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Noah Commerford, MBA
President & CEO
noah@pueblolatinochamber.com | 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 budgeting, administrative and financial management, fundraising, 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.

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Dante Bartolo
Business Development Coordinator
dante@pueblolatinochamber.com | 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 and in January of 2023 was appointed as the Business Development Coordinator. In his position, Dante is responsible for enhancing the Supporting Pueblo online marketplace, creating marketing and awareness campaigns to enhance the marketability of Pueblo County, managing all aspects of tourism and hospitality events/programs, and assisting with Latino Chamber events and membership benefits. Dante is passionate about Pueblo and hopes to provide support to his community during his time at the Latino Chamber.

He worked as a fellow in the Healy Center through the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo. In his role at the Healy Center, he assisted with the Pueblo Economic Forum and the SOCO Entrepreneurship Competition. Dante has also worked with the Pueblo Business Economic Recovery Team (BERT), started his own business called Our Pueblo, serves as an Administrative Assistant at Anthony's Paper Supply, assists with organizing Startup Pueblo monthly meetings, and manages 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.

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Alexia Valdez
Special Events Coordinator
alexia@pueblolatinochamber.com | Alexia's Business Card

Alexia was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado and was a 2019 graduate of Pueblo East High School. She currently attends Colorado State University Pueblo where she is seeking a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in marketing as well as a minor in media and entertainment, along with non-profit administration. Her anticipated graduation date is set for May of 2024 where she will also receive her master’s degree in business administration.

Alexia joined the Latino Chamber in May of 2023 as the Special Events Coordinator where she plans to execute events that promote and support small businesses in the Pueblo Community. In her role she will organize all aspects of Latino Chamber events, secure sponsorships and contributions, develop new events/programs, create opportunities for community engagement, cultivate partnerships, and provide administrative support to members of the Chamber.

On the CSU Pueblo campus, Alexia serves as the Parliamentarian and a senator of the Hasan School of Business (HSB) with the Associated Students’ Government. She has also held the title of Campus Student Ambassador for four years giving tours to prospective students and working with the admissions team to help students get admitted into the University. To assist in making a smooth transition for new students, she is also a part of the orientation team on campus as an Orientation Leader for the school year of 2023-2024. Throughout her time on campus, she has been a part of the on-campus radio station, The Revolution895, HSB Dean's Advisory Council, and President of the American Conservation Coalition (Pueblo Branch).

In her free time, Alexia enjoys attending concerts, reading, hanging out with friends in town, and traveling to see her mom in Denver when possible. She loves being a part of and attending any event when given the chance in the community.

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Cristina Diaz
Membership Coordinator
cristina@pueblolatinochamber.com | Cristina's Business Card

Cristina was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado and was a 2018 graduate from Centennial High School. She is a proud graduate of Colorado State University Pueblo where she earned
her bachelor’s degree in media communication with a minor in marketing.

Cristina joined the Latino Chamber in October of 2023 as the Membership Coordinator. In this position, Cristina is responsible for developing a deep understanding for all Chamber programs, partnerships, and city/county/state resources that businesses can link with through their memberships. Mastering the development of strategies for acquiring and retaining members to ensure growth and success of the organization’s membership programs. Providing insights to the development of promotional materials, and marketing tools relative to membership programs; developing services for members, including workshops, networks opportunities, businesses -to- business exchanges, and other value-added benefits.

In previous roles, Cristina has worked as a Program Coordinator for a local non-profit organization, worked on the Colorado State University Pueblo campus, and completed a marketing internship during college.

In her free time, Cristina enjoys visiting local coffee shops, spending time with family and friends, and going on hikes with her dogs. She enjoys both contributing to the community and serving as a translator for the Spanish-speaking population.

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Aden Martinez
Membership & Events Intern
aden@pueblolatinochamber.com | Aden's Business Card

Aden was born in Littleton, Colorado and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He was a concurrent 2018 graduate of Pueblo South High School and the Centennial Health Academy. He currently attends Colorado State University Pueblo where he is seeking a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in Marketing. His graduation date for his undergraduate degree is set for Spring 2024 with an anticipated acceptance into CSU Pueblo’s Master of Social Work Program.

Aden joined the Latino Chamber in May of 2023 as the Membership & Events Intern where he offers his experience through service. He wishes to meet the needs and concerns of small businesses and, in turn, enhance the quality of life for the greater pueblo community. In his role he will act as a liaison between member organizations and the Latino Chamber, and assist in event management, while providing administrative support to members of the Chamber.

Aden serves as the Treasurer of the LatinX Student Union where he practices advocating for underrepresented minority communities at-large such as undocumented and Hispanic/Latino populations. Aden is a member of the student organization, Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. at CSU Pueblo, where they dedicate themselves to meet the needs and concerns of the local community through service. Aden now serves as a Team Lead with the Center for Health Progress in order to practice advocacy.

In his spare time, Aden works as a stage technician through the Pueblo Memorial Hall and at CSU Pueblo’s Hoag Hall where he enjoys bringing events to life and meeting community members. In his free time, Aden enjoys attending events in the community, reminiscing with old friends, volunteering at local food pantries, attending concerts, and tending to his garden.

Ambassadors

Felipe Garcia
Ambassador Team Lead
New York Life

Cisco Cervantes
Board of Directors Liaison
Pioneer Estimating

Charlotte Vasquez
Sunflower Bank

Melody Schuette
Pueblo School District 60

George Medina
US Bank

Catherine O'Grady
Southern Colorado SBDC

Joe Vigil
I Am Solutions LLC

Kenneday Garcia
Power Credit Union

Joseph Robles
Mile High Mortgage Tailor

Rebecca Gomez
Vectra Bank

Flor Pacheco
Angels of Care

Manuel Pacheco
Venterra Real Estate

Dennis Lowry

Dennis Lowry
Retired

Dawn Soto
SunWest Credit Union

Mark Byavu-Ngoga
Edward Jones

Raymond Sisneros
Governor's Office of IT

Jason Castro
Arc of Pueblo

Rita Jiron
Casa of Pueblo

Laura Trujillo
Casa of Pueblo

Tess Katz
Lifewave

Brett Boston
Southwest Grill

Alyssa Vargas-Lopez
Pueblo Library

Anthony Ludwig
Lifewave

2024 Ambassadors of the Quarter

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