BEVERLY HILLS — The Board of Directors of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Camilo Suero as executive director of the chamber. In this role, Suero is responsible for representing the interests of the state’s 11,000 Hispanic owned businesses and management of day-to-day chamber operations.
Prior to joining the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Suero had an accomplished 17 year career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, spent between Ryder Logistics and Ford Motor Co. In his most recent role at Ford, Suero assisted new and distressed suppliers implementing guidelines and recovery actions to successfully do business with OEMs.
Suero is well known in the local Hispanic community having served as president of the Detroit Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s as well as an executive board member of Ford Hispanic Network. Suero holds a Masters in Business Administration from Wayne State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from UNIBE, Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic.
“Camilo Suero brings the right combination of corporate supply chain experience and a background in leading a professional business association as immediate past President of the Detroit Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s,” said Gary Gonzalez, chairman of the MHCC Board of Directors. “It is our expectation that Camilo will continue to grow the value of MHCC membership, cultivating opportunities for business growth and development while providing access to needed business services.”
Suero succeeds Armando Ojeda, who during an 11 year association with the Chamber served two terms as executive director and five years as the Ford Motor Co. representative on the MHCC Board of Directors, will be assuming the leadership of the Hispanic Auto Supplier Alliance. Ojeda maintains a position on the Board of Directors and continues his involvement in developing operational capacity of member companies.