Four Young Hispanic Entrepreneurs Join AHE Board in 2005
NEW YORK CITY _ February 10, 2005 -- The Association of Hispanic Entrepreneurs (AHE), formerly known as the Association of Young Latino Entrepreneurs (AYLE), inducted four of the country's hottest rising entrepreneurial superstars into its Board of Directors in 2005. These entrepreneurs represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States, young Hispanics.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 1, 2005
The Association of Hispanic Entrepreneurs (AHE), formerly known as the Association of Young Latino Entrepreneurs (AYLE), inducted four of the country's hottest rising entrepreneurial superstars into its Board of Directors in 2005. These entrepreneurs represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States, young Hispanics.
The inductees come from New York and Texas, but their ethnic backgrounds represent the diversity of this countryÂs Latino population; Mexico, Columbia, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. AHEÂs Chairman, Rey Hollingsworth FalÃº, said, ÂHispanic Entrepreneurs are getting younger and more sophisticated. In a couple of years, I think you will be seeing the captains of industry coming from these people.Â
Erick Calderon, a 24 year old Chicano, is the founder and principal of La Nova Interiors http://lanovainteriors. com (http://lanovainteriors. com), an importer, distributor, and retailer of exclusive tile products from Spain. He is the founder and chair of the ContractorÂs Circle at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, as well as an active member in the Emerging Leaders group of the Houston Downtown Alliance. A recipient of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in International business, Erick is an entrepreneur at heart. In addition to his business activities, Erick Calderon is an accomplished musician. He is a violinist and a self taught classical guitarist interested in musical composition and performance.
David Mantilla, a 25 year old of Columbian ancestry, is the Communications Director for the Betancourt 2005 campaign in New York City. He is also Director of Marketing for Cents Ability, a start-up 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to teaching teens the fundamentals of personal finance and money management. He previously worked at Marsh & McLennan, as a Risk Consultant in MarshÂs e-Business Group. Before Marsh, he was a software programmer for the Physiology Department at Cornell University Medical College. David graduated from Harvard College in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science. He is a native New Yorker, and has traveled throughout Latin America and Europe.
Max Ramirez, a 27 year old from the Dominican Republic, is an experienced entrepreneur with longstanding media relationships in the New York Hispanic market. Mr. Ramirez is the President of Max Media Worldwide, www. maxmw. com, one of the nation's fastest-growing, 100% independent and Hispanic owned; marketing consulting firms based in New York. They specialize in developing customized marketing campaigns to generate immediate product sales, increased advertising response or enhanced brand-identity for your companyÂs product or service. In addition, is founder of the New York Entrepreneurs Network www. nyen. org He holds a BachelorÂs degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Berkeley College.
Laima A. Tazmin, a young entrepreneur at 15 years old, is a technology-oriented, and computer savvy person. President of LAVT Web http://www. lavtweb. com/ (http://www. lavtweb. com/) Laima wanted to become a business woman since she was in elementary school. In 2004, Laima Tazmin won the AHE Young Latina Entrepreneur of the Year award and was awarded the first annual Baruch College & Merrill Lynch IPO Challenge Award for Leadership & Innovation.
The Association of Hispanic Entrepreneurs was founded in New York in 1997 to serve as the premiere national organization to represent young Latino entrepreneurs' interests before the public and private sectors. Today, the association is looking to aggressively expand to advocate, promote, and facilitate the success of young Hispanic entrepreneurs in other communities. Visit www. ayle. org to start an association in your town.