The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce and the HISCEC Foundation hosted a panel discussion, as part of the HISCEC startup Series, with David Brooke, President & CEO, Point Loma Credit Union; Victor Gonzalez, Vice-President, IC Public Safety Inc; and Patricia Alvarez, President & CEO, Energy Communications Corp. Panel moderated by Tayde Aburto, President & CEO, Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce. Topics covered: access to capital, cash flow management, how to finance a business when you are starting, marketing, sales, customer service, leadership and more. Thank you Point Loma Credit Union for hosting the event.
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President & CEO
Point Loma Credit Union
David R. Brooke is the President/Chief Executive Officer for Point Loma Credit Union; a community-based credit union with 5 million in assets, located in San Diego, California. He joined PLCU in November 2001 as the Senior Vice President of Retail Operations. In 2003, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Operating Officer. David has served in the role of President/CEO since May 2015. While with PLCU, he volunteered his efforts as a member of the Filene Research Institute’s i³ (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) program.
David began his credit union career in 1992 in the Member Services Department at United Services of America Federal Credit Union, San Diego, California, after graduating from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accountancy. David then moved on to Marine Corps West Federal Credit Union (now Frontwave Credit Union), located in Oceanside, California, where he worked as a Branch Manager and Internal Auditor. He was responsible for creating the credit union’s first internal audit department. David is a 1996 graduate of Western CUNA Management School. David also served as a faculty member of WCMS from 2016 to 2018 working with students on their year 1 projects.
David worked for O’Rourke, Sacher & Moulton CPAs from 1998 to 2001 (which later merged with McGladrey and Pullen, LLC) as a Senior Audit Manager. He was responsible for directing the financial statement audits of financial institutions varying in asset size from million to .8 billion. David received his CPA license from the California Board of Accountancy in 2001.
President & CEO
Energy Communications Corp
Patricia Alvarez de los Cobos is the Founder, President and CEO of Energy Communications Corporation located in Chula Vista, CA. Energy Communications Corp. is the exclusive US Representative for Televisa Californias. Televisa Californias TV Stations include the following Spanish-language channels: XEWT-TV Channel 12 San Diego/Tijuana, XHUA-TV Channel 57 San Diego/Tijuana, XHS-TV Channel 23 Ensenada, XHBM-TV Channel 44 Imperial Valley and XHBC-TV Channel 4 Mexicali.
IC Public Safety Inc
Mr. Victor Gonzalez has over 20 years of Security & Law Enforcement experience and has managed every aspect of the security industry from training new employees to satisfying and providing excellent security service to his clients.
Mr. Gonzales firmly believes in maintaining close relationships with the business community. He is Past President of the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) of San Diego County, State Vice- President of the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) of California and Executive Board Member of the National City Chamber of Commerce and Executive Board Member for the San Diego Crime Commission.
MODERATOR: Tayde Aburto, President & CEO, Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce
SPONSORED BY: POINT LOMA CREDIT UNION
Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce
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