FAIRWINDS VP, Community Relations and Government Affairs, and Executive Director of the FAIRWINDS Foundation Elisha Gonzalez Appointed Board Chair
ORLANDO, FL (December 14, 2023) — FAIRWINDS Credit Union today hosted the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando’s installation ceremony for newly appointed board members set to serve in 2024. The swearing-in ceremony witnessed the introduction of talented industry leaders and business executives who will direct the chamber in 2024, contributing their skills and expertise to usher in a new era of innovation and advance the chamber’s goals of economic development, networking, and advocacy.
Among the notable officers, Elisha Gonzalez, vice president, Community Relations and Government Affairs, and executive director of the FAIRWINDS Foundation at FAIRWINDS, was sworn in to serve as board chair. “We are honored to support the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando in its mission to empower and uplift the region’s Hispanic entrepreneurs,” said Gonzalez. “As a financial institution deeply rooted in this region, we recognize the vital role that the Hispanic Chamber plays in fostering a robust and vibrant economy. Partnering with the chamber aligns perfectly with our commitment to making a positive impact on all of our members and community at large.”
Gaby Ortigoni, President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando, expressed her gratitude for FAIRWINDS Credit Union’s involvement, stating, “We are appreciative of FAIRWINDS, a valued partner that shares our commitment to fostering an inclusive, thriving business community. Their support acknowledges that Hispanic entrepreneurs and businesses are an economic powerhouse, helping to drive our region’s entrepreneurial spirit and engine of job creation.”
“Elisha’s exemplary track record and visionary leadership promise to bring fresh perspectives and strategic insights,” added Ortigoni. Her appointment marks a significant milestone for our chamber and will ensure our continued success in fostering economic growth for the Hispanic business community. We look forward to achieving new heights under her guidance.”
The partnership between FAIRWINDS Credit Union and the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando showcases a shared dedication to promoting economic growth and empowerment within Central Florida’s vibrant Hispanic business community.
It also reaffirms FAIRWINDS’ dedication to building strong relationships with community organizations and fostering a collaborative environment of support for minority entrepreneurs.
FAIRWINDS Credit Union, led by President and CEO Larry Tobin, is headquartered in Orlando and is consistently ranked as one of the best financial institutions and employers in the region. Founded in 1949, the company has 619 employees. At FAIRWINDS, we want our members to achieve financial freedom. To do this we encourage our members to save more, eliminate debt, build wealth, and live generously, supporting them every step along the way. FAIRWINDS empowers members to pursue and achieve their personal and business goals by offering products and services that promote healthy spending and saving habits.
About Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando
For over three decades, the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando has been recognized as one of the main economic development entities in the region, serving as the central point of connection, fostering business success, unifying communities, and empowering Hispanic business owners and professionals to drive exceptional economic growth in the region. Hispanic Chamber members benefit from the impact generated by the largest and most engaged business networks in Central Florida. Companies and professionals have access to award-winning events & programs focused on commerce opportunities, coaching, and community development opportunities. For more information, please visit www.hispanicchamber.net or call 407-428-5870.