Friday, June 24, 2005

Rufo named Chairman of the Board, Chavez named President of the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber

The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports that Ed Rufo has been named the new Chairman of the Board of the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce*, and Robert Chavez has been named President. It appears to be the first time that the roles have been held by two different people:

"Clarksville businessman Ed Rufo has been appointed chairman of the board for the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce."

"He succeeds Greg Rodriguez, founder and president of the organization, who died last week at age 51. Rufo, who is also president of the Clarksville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is general manager of James Corlew Chevrolet-Cadillac in Clarksville."

Rufo is a native of Argentina.

The Chamber's web site shows other leadership changes at the Chamber: Robert Chavez has been named President, and Mario Ramos has been named Vice-President. Previously, Rodriguez was listed as President, Chavez as Vice-President, Ramos as Chairman of the Immigration Law Committee, and Rufo as a board member and major sponsor. There was no previous mention of a Chairman of the Board.

*There are two Hispanic chambers of commerce in Nashville: the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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