Francisco Trevino has been named the executive director for the Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He will take over the position next week.
Taking the reins of the Chamber is the next step for Trevino after a long history of reaching out to the Hispanic community and ensuring its needs are met.
In addition to helping found the Chamber seven years ago, Trevino also published the first Spanish language newspaper in Tulsa and the first Hispanic yellow pages. He also helped form the first Hispanic soccer league in Tulsa, and helped revive an annual festival, Festival Hispano, after a two-year hiatus.
Trevino is a native of Monterrey, Mexico, and has been in Tulsa since he was 11.
He said he views the Chamber as an essential tool to better the community.
“I believe the Chamber’s full potential may only be reached by developing better services for the Hispanic community,” Trevino said. “My goal is to merge the needs of the Chamber’s corporate members with the needs of the Hispanic community.”