A former intern of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Kimberly Torres-Mendez joined the GAHCC team in December 2019 as the Member Relations Coordinator. Although she is from Kyle, Texas, her dream city and her heart has always been in Austin. Kimberly graduated this past December from Texas State University with a BS in Applied Sociology and a minor in Business Administration. While at Texas State, she was a member of Hispanic Business Students Association and President of the Sociology Club.
Kimberly is highly skilled in business management, operation management, and research. As a Membership team member, Kimberly is working alongside Karlie Ramirez, the GAHCC Director of Membership and Corporate Relations, and Diana Gutierrez, the GAHCC Membership Specialist. Kimberly is proud to be a part of a team that has expanded from a one-superwoman run department, to a team of three.
“I am very excited to be with the membership team,” Kimberly said. “We each have our own strengths that allow us to bring more value to our members.”
As a Membership team member, Kimberly maintains consistent contact with Chamber members to ensure all Members’ needs are met to the highest standard and that they are up-to-date on events, initiatives and programs that can help them to grow their businesses and make new connections.
“My favorite part of my job is getting to meet new people. I feel like I can be shy at times, so it’s definitely getting me out of my comfort zone,” Kimberly said. “Even within these past two months, being part of the membership team has made me grow so much.”
During her internship period, Kimberly helped coordinate and organize the sold out Celebrando Austin 2019 Gala.
“I was able to see the behind the scenes of a big event - going through a run of show and working with the sponsors and making sure that everything that was promised to the sponsors was accomplished,” Kimberly said. “It was a long process, and at that time an extremely small team, but it was really amazing to see it all come together.”
The GAHCC is proud to have a headstrong, tenacious Hispana like Kimberly on the team. Kimberly will continue to manage your membership in 2020 and can’t wait to meet more members and further strengthen relationships.