President and CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Javier Palomarez is president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, representing nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses and more than 200 local Hispanic chambers throughout the United States. Prior to the chamber, Palomarez was vice president of multicultural marketing at ING Financial Services, where he led diversity outreach programs. Palomarez began his career at Allstate Insurance, where he worked to initiate the industry's first fully integrated, nationwide Hispanic marketing, sales and service campaign. Later Palomarez was recruited by Sprint, where he rose through the ranks to become assistant vice president for marketing and public relations. He serves on the FCC Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Board. He is a member of Pfizer's Small Business Advisory Council, as well as Aetna's Latino Advisory Council and the Comcast NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. He holds a degree in finance from the University of Texas - Pan American.