“We’re thrilled to bring Monica, and her unique skill set, to the team at GAHCC,” said Emmy Alcocer-Hill, Board chair. “Among the many attributes that impressed the search committee were her history of leading large and small teams, small business financial health and nonprofit experience and a customer-focused program design approach.”
The GAHCC is the leading resource and advocate for the Austin-area Hispanic business community and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023. Member services include business development and management skills programs, bridge access to financial capital and preservation of Hispanic cultural values and integrity.
Muñoz Andry is an accomplished and goal-driven professional. In her two-decade-plus career at UFCU, she rose through the not-for-profit’s operations, including serving as call center supervisor, business development manager and financial health program manager, among other roles.
“Monica’s ability to articulate a strong vision for the future of the GAHCC and her extensive background with financial services program development are well-matched skills needed to usher in the next half-century of member services,” said Alcocer-Hill.
“I thank the Chamber Board for their confidence in me,” said Muñoz Andry. “I look forward to combining my professional expertise with my passion to help fulfill our vision of shaping a Central Texas where Hispanics thrive in business and are impactful leaders of our communities.”
“I look forward to working with the Board, staff, and Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation board to create opportunities for current and future generations of Hispanic business owners,” said Munoz-Andry. “The Hispanic business community is the future of Austin. I’m honored to be able to serve the community in a new way and look forward to building upon the strong reputation and organizational influence of GAHCC while providing fresh eyes and insight into helping individual businesses thrive and grow through the programs that GAHCC provides.”
Muñoz Andry earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University Texas. In her spare time, she and her husband, Robert, are avid Salsa dancers and instructors and busy parents to two children. Muñoz Andry also active in the Austin community. Her board service has included establishing the Austin Young Chamber Foundation and leading Austin Community Foundation’s Hispanic Impact Fund.
About the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC) is the leading resource and advocate for the Hispanic business community in the Austin area. GAHCC was established in 1973 by 25 prominent Austin Hispanic leaders including former Mayor Gustavo “Gus” Garcia, former Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Richard Moya, John Treviño, Gilbert Martinez, and Joe Morin. Their vision was to create an organization that would serve and represent the business interests of a small but growing Hispanic entrepreneurial class in Austin. To this day, the GAHCC’s primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic businesses. For more information visit https://www.gahcc.org/
About the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The GAHCCF mission is to raise, manage, and distribute funds and resources, solely in support of its community initiatives. The community initiatives include Hispanic Austin Leadership (HAL), Health and Wellness, and Education. Since its inception, the GAHCCF has provided over $300,000 in scholarships to local high schools and college students. Most recently establishing endowments at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, Texas State University, and St. Edward's University For more information visit https://www.gahccfoundation.org/home