Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber unveils speaker and topic lineup for inaugural Hispanic Business Symposium - Adelante!

By: Miguel Lopez
| Published 04/17/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber (MCHC) is excited to announce the lineup of speakers and topics for its highly anticipated Hispanic Business Symposium - Adelante! The event culminates with NASA Astronaut and Entrepreneur Dr. José Hernández. This exciting event is set to unfold on Friday, May 31, at the Lone Star College-System Office Community Building, with doors opening at 7am.

Adelante! promises to provide insights, strategies, networking for business professionals from across Montgomery County and the Houston area. With a diverse array of speakers and topics, attendees will have the opportunity to gain practical wisdom and current trends within the Hispanic business community.

This year MCHC is excited to have Dr. Hedith Sauceda Upshaw as host and emcee for the event. In addition to serving as an MCHC board member, she’s an Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning with the Conroe Independent School District.

“We are thrilled to announce our lineup of speakers and topics for this year's Adelante! From our Master of Ceremonies to our keynote speaker, our lineup encompasses the spirit of excellence and diversity within the Hispanic business community. Their insights and expertise promise to inspire, educate, and empower attendees, while fostering growth and collaboration within our community." says Miguel Lopez, President MCHC.

Highlighted Speakers and Topics Include:

  • Telemundo to provide an update on the trends in Hispanic multimedia.
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. will be sharing the current financial landscape in the Hispanic business community.
  • The Woodlands Area EDP to provide an update on the economic impact to the local economy by the growing Hispanic community.

A panel comprised of Hispanic Business Leaders, to be moderated by MCHC Board Chair Julio Resendez:

  • Eliecer Viamontes - Chair, President, and CEO (Entergy Texas)
  • Erwin Caban – Sr. Associate General Counsel (Howard Hughes)
  • Mario Castillo – Chancellor (Lone Star College System)
  • NASA Astronaut and Entrepreneur Dr. José Hernández will close the day as the keynote speaker.

Julio Resendez, Chairman of the Board for MCHC, states “Adelante! marks the culmination of 21 years celebrating the strength of the Hispanic business community in Montgomery County. This symposium embodies our commitment to fostering growth and collaboration. Adelante! presents an opportunity to bring together our Hispanic business community alongside community leaders and business professionals to inspire, educate, and empower one another. I'm incredibly proud of our Board of Directors for helping put this event together and can't wait to share it with our community."

The Chamber is grateful for the support of its sponsors, which as of press release date include the following: Lone Star College System, JP. Morgan Chase & Co., Telemundo, Comcast, Amell Law, Rios Funeral Directors, ReyMar Wealth Management, Lupe Martinez-State Farm Agent, Hello Woodlands, Amegy Bank of Texas, Howard Hughes, Orbitt, Stibbs & Co. Attorneys, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Wham & Rogers PLLC, First Financial Bank, Rave Financial, Entergy, and The Brew Group.

Ticket purchases and registration can be found here:

For more information about the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber and to sponsor Adelante! please contact Miguel Lopez at 832-651-1616 or Visit for additional details.

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