Hispanic American Professional Business Women’s Association welcomes 2015-2017 Board of Directors


A Women’s History Month event celebrating Latina entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals, the Hispanic American Professional Business Women’s Association & HAPBWA Foundation, together with their membership, business and community leaders celebrated the Installation of the 2015 – 2017 Board of Directors.

The induction ceremony was presided by the Honorable Judge Wilfredo Martínez who administered the oath of office to the following Board of Directors:

President: Samí Haiman-Marrero, URBANDER

Vice-President: Maritza Beltrán, Radio Personality

Secretary: Vilma Quintana, Florida Blue

Treasurer: Deisamar De Soto, MBA/MKT, Accounting & Compliance, Inc.

Professional Development: Zanibel Melo, Higher Dreams Productions

Membership & Recuitment: Nancy Sharifi, e.l.l.a.s. International

During this event we also recognized and honored amazing women that have served as positive role models and have supported our mission to increase the leadership and management capabilities of HAPBWA members and female students in our community through mentorship programs, higher education and professional development.

A business development and marketing expert specializing in the U.S. Hispanic market, the newly inducted President, Samí Haiman-Marrero, also served as today’s keynote speaker, who within her remarks she said, “Today our organization is experiencing a transformation from within.  We are gearing up to take ownership of our position as the matriarchs of the fastest growing segment in our region, and in the USA: The Hispanic market.”

She went on further to say, “Hispanic American professional and business women are fueling the economy, raising a huge portion of the next generation of this country’s workforce, and it’s about time we have a place of influence. I ask you to join us and help us build a promising future for ourselves, and our CHILDREN.”