Bob Gutierrez SJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s New President

The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) recently announced the appointment of Bob Gutierrez as the president of the non-profit organization.  Bob Gutierrez is direct, optimistic and clear: “The Chamber has been on a healthy track first with Mark Martinez leading the way and Brenna Butler Garcia during her time – both were strong CEO’s with talent.  They brought in new programs spurring growth in their positions; and, I intend to continue that growth, expanding programs, continuing others, and looking for new opportunities to serve the needs of the community.”

   A Stockton business executive, Bob Gutierrez is a very busy man.  In addition to being president of the SJCHCC, he is vice-chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, and director of government affairs for PAQ Inc. (Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel) as well has having served as Central California region director for the statewide chamber. Gutierrez is also the Chairman of the San Joaquin Partnership.
   “My goal is to strengthen and expand our business community through community relations, that provide access for local chambers and their members, encourage business-friendly policy reform and help our local chambers jumpstart and continue economic development and/or recovery in their regions.”
   SJCHCC has a long history of being one of the most accomplished Hispanic Chambers in the State.  Formed in 1972 as the Stockton Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, it went on to become founding charters of both the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and with good reason – the leadership within the organization had been substantially strong over the years and the Board set a vision for SJCHCC to offer programs and services for its members that were relevant, impactful and strengthen the Hispanic business leadership in the community.