Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of N.J. announces new board members

The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey on Monday announced that Elisa Charters, president of EAC Business International/co-founder of Latina Surge, and John Lucas, executive vice president of business strategy corporate risk at Wells Fargo, have joined its board of directors.

Charters has over 20 years of public-sector finance and transactional experience. As a Cornell Industrial Labor & Relations certified Diversity & Inclusion professional, she has continued to provide guidance on multiple university, regional and national platforms, advocating towards advancement and positive impact for BIPOC and Latina/x professionals among underrepresented and multicultural women.

At Wells Fargo, Lucas is the head of corporate risk business strategy, where he is responsible for developing strategic initiatives that help corporate risk achieve its goals and objectives and measures the outcomes from those initiatives.

Carlos Medina, SHCCNJ CEO and president, said in a prepared statement: “Our new board members add critical expertise and diversity. As we grow, we look forward to continuing to build a team and a board that represent a broad range of the community we represent.”

More than 120,000 Latino businesses that contribute more than $20 billion to the New Jersey economy rely on SHCCNJ as a voice to educate, train and advocate for them in the political landscape, and provide procurement opportunities for all its members.