Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder, Founder / CEO,, has been a maverick in championing small business and exportation between Florida and Puerto Rico. With a very large number of Puerto Rican consumers in Florida who have a hunger for products from the island, it is no wonder that many Spanish speaking Americans in the state of Florida are depending of her efforts. Thanks to a small dynamic board of directors they have accomplished more than any large Chamber of Commerce in the short time since inception. She has been in business for the past 40 years, doing everything from international modeling, TV Programming, non-profit organizations, and helping others be masters of their own destiny. Helping businesses grow has always been her passion. Her slogan That is why the Mission of the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Florida is "Puerto Rico Discovers Florida Again" On April 11, 2013, Cuevas Neunder was be honored with 16 other women in "Florida as Most Powerful and Influential Women", "2014 Top Ranked US Executives by National Coucil of American Executives" in addition Elizabeth Cuevas Neunder is the first Puerto Rican in the nation to run for governor and the first Latina in Florida.
Financial Advisor Irene Simpson is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Her mission is to help families, individuals, and business owners simplify life's financial challenges by delivering customized strategies with a commitment to superior client service. Relationships with clients are at the heart of her practice. She has over 30 years experience in financial services and accounting. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch she has served in various management capacities including managing an H&R Block Tax office in Kingston. New York., Controller for a consulting firm in Niskayuna, NY and Director of Finance, Accounting, Budgeting and Payroll for the University of Tampa. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She is a strong believer is lifelong learning and giving back to the community. She loves spending time with her family, gardening, music and dance.
Women who reside in the U.S. but were born on the island have been shown to have a mixture of 50 percent European, 30 percent West African, and 20 percent Native American. The perfect human is believed to have existed, and it could’ve been Yuiza (Loiza), a Taina woman who became the only female Cacique (chief) of her tribe in Puerto Rico’s history. This suggests to collect all the “good” alleles it is necessary to be admixed, but this itself is not sufficient for perfection, according to Pachter.
Director Jack Boone is an entrepreneur and business owner with a background in mechanical and electrical engineering. Mr. Boone is a partner in Broadcast Tower Technologies, Inc. of Sarasota, Florida serving the communications tower industry for television, radio and wireless industries. He is also senior partner of Monarch Towers de Puerto Rico, Monarch Towers PR, Inc. located in Jayuya, PR which provides maintenance, upgrades and construction of communications towers all over Puerto Rico. Mr. Boone is a longtime member of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the organization that is responsible for developing and maintaining the Standards for towers and related point to point transmission equipment. .Prior to becoming involved with the communications tower industry Mr. Boone worked in the military and aerospace industry as an engineer with extensive high level management experience. He was primarily involved with design and development as well as marketing.
Legal Advisor Alexander A. Bravo Esq. is a very well accomplished lawyer in Puerto Rico, residing in Ponce. He is Bilingual, in English and Spanish, he serves to improve the lives of small and medium businesses in Puerto Rico, his experience as the President A Cooperative and still active and register with the State Dept. of Puerto Rico. He has served mainly on Family Law, Child Neglect & Custody Cases, and Mortgage Property Law. Worked and resolved multiple criminal, and civil cases, he continue counseling municipal and state law. His service as the court official oral translator Worked with computers, investigating doing research on various criminal and civil issues Pontifical Catholic University of P.R. Law School Juris Doctor 1987-1990, Pontifical Catholic University of P.R. B.A. Business Administration and degree in Finance Graduated Cum Laude 1984-1986 Texas A+M University Kingsville T.X. School of Electrical Engineering, admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as an attorney at Law and Notary Public, June 30, 1995.
Advisor and Partner, Elda M. Perez in Puerto Rico. grew up in her parent’s businesses a gas & service station and a restaurant. From a very early age learned to follow their parents into the family business. Graduated with a degree in accounting and marketing, from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. Worked for Atilano Cordero Badillo at Grande Supermarket, the second largest supermarket chain in the island at the time. Worked for General Trading Co. in Carlstadt, NJ. Her role as a military wife led her to move often and nobody wanted to hire her. As a result, E.M.D. Sales and Marketing Services was born in 1989 in Cape May, New Jersey.
This sentiment is more evident than ever with the recent humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Irma & Maria. Elda, her family, team and numerous volunteers have made a commitment to work for Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Community abroad was fragmented and this natural disaster has brought them together.
Secretary, Carmen Serrano, is an entrepreneur, and a Higher Education Professional. She is an advocate for all students and extremely focused on assisting students to achieve their highest potentials. Carmen, who has a son that is currently serving in the United States Army as an Army Officer, is a longtime advocate for our military veterans. In her professional career, Carmen has worked with the veteran student population, ensuring that they reach their academic goals, and ensuring that they are aware of any other help that is available to help them transition back to civilian life after serving in the military. She is very involved with, and volunteers with several projects such as Wreaths Across America (WAA) and projects throughout the community that are focused on care packages for soldiers that are still deployed. Ms. Serrano moved to the Sarasota-Manatee area from Puerto Rico, where she was a former business owner. Carmen holds a BA degree in Management of Information Systems and a MA degree in Human Resource Management. She is also a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), an organization dedicated to the success of Hispanic students in higher education.