Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month with New Board of Directors


On the evening of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber (MCHC) hosted “Una Noche Con La Cámara” (An Evening with the Chamber) to introduce its new Board of Directors and recognize Hispanic Heritage Month. at the Glade Arts Foundation in the woods.

See photos of the event on Hello Woodlands Facebook page and on instagram:

MCHC invited the community to enjoy live music and Mariachis, food and drink at Glade’s Mercury Bar, and meet the new Board of Directors. Over 200 people attended, including members of the community, local chambers of commerce, business owners and professionals, as well as former board members, who came out to support the newly revived MCHC and the board members.

The Hispanic Chamber of Montgomery County, a 501(c)6 organization, was originally formed in 2003 with the goal of advancing the growth, success, and prosperity of the Hispanic business community. After a two-year hiatus, MCHC is back as the chamber approaches its 20th anniversary with a newly formed Board of Directors and renewed enthusiasm to promote, support and unite the Hispanic business community. All board members will serve the nonprofit as volunteers.

Photo credit: Jennifer Bruse/Hello Woodlands; MCHC Board of Directors: From LR Lorrie Parise, Iker Pimenta, Marthe Neely, Julio Resendez, Miguel Lopez, Rod Prado, David Matos, Lorena Perez-McGill, and Eric Thiergood; Missing from the photo: Karla Acevedo and Yelba Heaton.



At the launch event and celebration, the Hispanic Chamber of Montgomery County introduced its newest board members:

  • Karla Acevedo, Senior Patient Services Specialist at Houston Methodist
  • Yelba Heaton, variety group of Yelba
  • Miguel Lopez (chairman of MCHC), owner of Conganas LLC
  • David Matos (MCHC Treasurer), Partner at Matos & Jawad PLLC
  • Lorena Perez-McGill, immigration lawyer and founder of the law firm Perez-McGill PLLC
  • Martha Neely, Director of Vocational Technical Education at Lone Star College
  • Lorrie Parise, Director of Public Relations and Community Relations for The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Iker Pimienta, Customer Service Associate at JP Morgan
  • Rod Prado, Director of Technology and Photography for Hello Woodlands
  • Julio Resendez (MCHC Secretary), Orbiter Co-Founder and CEO
  • Eric R. Thiergood, Sr., attorney and partner at Kean Miller LLP
Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Board Members
Photo credit: Jennifer Bruse/Hello Woodlands; MCHC at a recent board meeting: from LR Yelba Heaton, Julio Resendez, Karla Acevedo, Miguel Lopez, Lorrie Parise, Rod Prado, Martha Neely and Eric Thiergood; Missing from the photo: Lorena Perez-McGill, David Matos and Iker Pimienta.

The event was sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Hello Woodlands, Allegiance Title, Conganas LLC, Perez McGill Law Firm PLLC, Sam Houston State University (Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship), M&H Energy Services and TriSMART Solar.

Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Logo

Learn more about the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber and upcoming events by visiting the CHM Facebook page.


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