Asian American Chamber installs new leaders
President Jose “Joed” Fabricante focuses on opportunities for small businesses
ORLANDO – The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida introduced new President Jose “Joed” Fabricante, Jr. and the 2018 slate of officers and board directors at its annual installation luncheon hosted by Universal Orlando Resort on January 9, 2018.
“Asians and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing demographic in the nation, while Orlando continues to be one of the fastest-growing municipalities. There’s never been a more opportune time for our small business members to make their mark,” Fabricante said. “As we grow the Chamber in 2018, we are focused on delivering programs that support the success of our members.”
Fabricante previously has served in multiple roles on the Chamber board of directors, including president-elect, vice president and events chair. Fabricante is a Universal Orlando team member, employed in the company’s security division.
Bill Davis, president and chief operating officer of Universal Orlando Resort, welcomed the public officials and corporate and community leaders gathered for the ceremony at CityWalk’s Rising Star. Davis highlighted the collaboration on diversity and business programming between the Asian American Chamber and Universal Orlando. Davis presided over the official oath ceremony of the new board of directors. Serving on the 2018 Board of Directors are:
Kathy Llamas, past president and senior adviser, and Greg Maaswinkel, chamber legal adviser, also were recognized.
About the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
- Jose “Joed” Fabricante, Jr. – President
- Coco Johnston – President-Elect / Past President
- Ann Catris – Vice President
- Vi Ma – Treasurer
- William Merritt – Secretary
- Marie Aguilar – Financial Reviewer
- Khalid Muneer – Sgt. At Arms / Past President
- Kannan Srinivasan – Immediate Past President
- Gail Rayos – Director / Past President
Founded in 1986, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida is dedicated to providing leadership, support and encouragement to help its members prosper and grow, and serves as a bridge between our many Asian American communities and the Greater Orlando region. The Asian American Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) organization, is led by a volunteer board of directors elected by chamber membership. The Asian American Chamber of Commerce is a resource partner of the National Entrepreneur Center located in Orlando Fashion Square. For more information, go to www.AsianAmericanChamberCFL.org