The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Staff work to deliver exciting programs and engaging events for members and partners to enjoy. The staff enjoys establishing relationships with all stakeholders to identify needs and issues while collaborating on opportunities and solutions. With nearly thirty years combined Chamber service and seventy years’ professional experience, the Chamber Staff understands the challenges and dreams of growing a business and community. Together, we can work to achieve all goals and prosperity.
ALFRED SOLANO President/ CEO. Alfred and his wife Rachel can regularly be found enjoying the local entertainment scene with friends and family. He fell in love with Chamber work as a member of the board of the CTHCC. He has a strong desire to work collaboratively with various partners to strategically and naturally find solutions to business and community issues. Growing up in Waco and having spent more than 35 years working in Central Texas his want is for all people to have an opportunity at success depending upon their talents and willingness to do the work. “A Chamber of Commerce has the relationships to positively impact lives by bridging the divide between where we are today and where we want to be in the future.”
IVON T. MENDOZA serves as the Marketing & Communications Manager at the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ivon grew up in South Waco and graduated from Rapoport Academy in 2013. Ivon is also a graduate from Howard Payne University with a Bachelor’s of Arts majoring both in Psychology & Spanish and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work from Texas State University. Ivon currently serves on the Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee for the City of Waco and is also a Young Leader with United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Ivon loves to spend time with her two cats Rex & Tank and loves walking at Cameron Park.
DYTRUN THIRKILL has served as the Chamber’s Finance Intern for over 4 years. Dytrun graduated McLennan Community College in 2014 with an Associate Degree in Accounting and transferred to Tarleton State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He has held a variety of positions across many industries including hospitality, food service, and warehouse systems with each job giving him valuable insight to the different needs of our members. Dytrun and his two children have lived in Lacy-Lakeview since 1992. In his spare time, he enjoys all forms of sports from playing basketball with friends to cheering his kids at competitions and games.