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.
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.
Director Yvonne Lefebre, originally from Westchester, NY, earned her degree in business from Berkeley Business School in NY, NY. Shortly after graduation, she began her career as Practice Care Coordinator for Profiles and Contours Plastic Surgery Center in NY, NY. She then went on to manage and build several Plastic Surgery practices in the New York and Connecticut area. As a member of ACMA, she was invited to lecture at several conferences on topics referring to how to improve the patient overall experiences. She was also invited to be a guest lecturer at a Shell Oil Company conference, where she spoke of how to improve the customer satisfaction level and build a solid clientele of happy customers.
She has appeared on 20/20, Spanish TV and radio, and was featured in an article in Allure magazine as a prominent Patient Care Coordinator in New York City. She is devoted to leading women and men to ways they can maintain a natural, youthful appearance will enhances their self-esteem and confidence. She has now joined the talented team of Bowtox Boutique in Sarasota, Florida, where she enjoys building new relationships between Bowtox Boutique and the community. She is extremely proud to represent a team of talented providers who understand the again process and combine the arts and sciences of beauty to renew, rejuvenate and restore appearances with the most natural possible results.