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Our Mission

The Mission of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL) is to foster the continued economic growth, development, and promotion of Hispanic businesses and their associations in the State of Louisiana, and to serve as the conduit between the Hispanic business community and the community at large.

Our Impact

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About Us

Since 1984, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana has been committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community to promote economic development and progression in Louisiana. Included within its focus is a dedication to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America. 

The HCCL is a non-profit organization created as the result of a merger in 1999 of two chambers: The Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (incorporated in 1984) and The Gulf Coast International Chamber of Commerce (incorporated in 1990). 

Just as HCCL works to build capacity in the Hispanic business community, so too does it work with traditional American businesses to help them approach this fastest growing minority population in the United States. We connect communities! 

HCCL Members gain access to a broad network of businesses, non-profits and government entities as well as a selection of seminars, training courses and networking events dedicated to making your business grow.

Our Staff

Mayra E. Pineda

President & CEO

Laura Escobar

Executive Assistant

Joselin Galdamez

Foundation First Administrative Assitant

Elena Maria Acosta

Foundation Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Christopher K. Jackson

Shell Oil Company

Alejandra Guzmán

LSU Health Foundation

Deysi Munoz

Metairie Bank

Jenny Mains

CRC Global Solutions

Patricia Riddlebarger

Entergy Services, Inc.

Paula Duplantis

Hancock Whitney Bank

Todd Acomb


carlos bello

Gulf Coast Bank

HCCL Young Professionals

Cristy Cali

Cristy Cali Jewelry

Jose Garcia


Richard Cortizas

Jones Walker

Kimberly Schexnayder

Mirambell Realty

Immediate Past Chairs of the HCCL Young Professionals

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Executive Board

Raiza Pitre


Teresa Lawrence

Corporate vice chair

Janet Brewster

Small Business Vice Chair

Anselmo Rodriguez


Daniel Toro Jr.


Luz lobos


Michelle Aguirre

HCCL Foundation Chair

Martha Castillo

Immediate Past Chair

Mayra Pineda

President & CEO

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