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President: Rossy Pedroza-Salazar

A graduate in Business Administration.

  • University of Miami (UM): Post-Grad student in Business Administration specialized in Business Management.

Her Certifications include:

  • Business Coaching
  • Export U.101-US Comercial Service, USA Department of Commerce
  • Business Law – University of Miami
  • Business Management – Florida International University
  • Theories and Tools of Project Negotiation – Harvard University

2010 Commerce Ambassador of Florida to Costa Rica – International

2010 Commerce Ambassador of Florida to Costa Rica – International Business Council of Florida (IBCF)
2011-2013 Costa Rica Representative of Spanish American League Against Discrimination (S.A.L.A.D.)
2011 Nominated by the Organization “Mujer Virtud”



Directora: Marjorie Murillo

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Mrs. Marjorie Murillo
• Marjorie was born in Costa Rica,
• Lived in the USA 37 years ago

She is Community Liaison Specialist, founder and president of PACE Club and Project CRI
She is a city Councilor of City of Miami, Is the Presides and organizes the South Miami Parent Council.

First Latin American woman and first Costa Rican to receive the OAS Abraham Lincoln Medal for the contribution to Freedom, Human Rights, Leadership, Integrity, Social Justice and Equality.

Currently serving as Director of the Board of Directors of COSTA RICA USA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.


Director: Pablo Fernandez

Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, Pablo Fernandez is part of a new generation of young leaders in the South Florida Community. His background and performance has covered various sectors providing a combination of unique talents.

Amongst other accomplishments he graduated from Keiser University in Computer Business Administration, he served in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer, and currently successful in the Real Estate Sector as an Agent in the State of Florida, specializing in Investments of all sort including Visa Investments for International clients.

In addition, he is the Director of Operations for the Together Happy & Forever Foundation, an international organization represented in over 25 countries around the world.

He holds numerous certifications in the fields of Technology, Real Estate, Marketing and Business. He is always looking for projects with Start-Ups and small businesses.

He is currently serving as a Director in the Board of Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce USA.


Board Director: Ricardo Ruiz

Ricardo Ruiz was born in San José, Costa Rica. Studied law at ULACIT Costa Rica and later at Miami Dade College.

Has performed in a marketing capacity as Operations Director at Fotoquick Inc.
He then went on to hotel and tourism auditing and finance in the city of Miami.

Currently working in the international marketing field for the private health sector.

In addition, his passion for music has taken him to explore the artistic environment of the city of Miami, participating in events and festivals with recognized artists such as Colombian singer Fonseca, Grupo Niche and others.

He is currently the treasurer of the Board of Directors of Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce USA.


Advisory Board Member: Carmen Teresa

Carmen Teresa

Carmen Teresa is the founder and president of an executive Coaching firm.

Her slogan is “Make leaders shine”

You know why? Because success and happiness begin with being your own leader.

Carmen Teresa is an International Executive Coach certified in “Center for Executive Coaching” , and focuses primarily in coaching enterprise executives to transition from Managers to Leaders.

Her training includes:

  • Effective Communication
  • Time Management
  • Organizational environment
  • How to delegate
  • Goal setting
  • Postponement
  • Knowing the power of leadership
  • How to stay focused
  • Working with your strengths


Advisory Board Member: Clara Gomez

Clara Gómez is the President of Total Translations, Inc., a multilingual translation company founded in 1995.

As part of a Corporate Social Responsibility, Clara represents Total Translations in organizations such as Sister Cities International, the Organization of Women in International Trade, the Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce USA, the Global Senate of Executive Women, the Florida Institute of Management, and the International Trade Hub, to name a few. Clara has served as volunteer or as Executive Board member in these organizations where she has chaired many committees. She also represented Florida as an Ambassador of Commerce to Colombia, participating and organizing several high-level trade missions to Mexico, Colombia and other Latin American countries.

Clara´s accomplishments include her award as an Outstanding Scholar in Washington D.C., where under the Clinton Administration she actively participated in energy research and green initiatives such as Alternative Fuel Vehicles, the President’s Council on Government Improvement and in a high level multinational delegation for the U.S. transfer of the Panama Canal to that country. She has managed several major Caribbean Basin Radar programs and IT projects in Latin America and the Caribbean and successfully implemented an SAP enterprise-wide Financial System in several Latin American countries.

Clara gained top recognitions and awards from the U.S. government, former employers and from professional and business organizations. During her service in Washington D.C. she was given an award as “Outstanding Leader” and later with ITT Federal Services she was recognized with the company’s top award, “ITT President’s Award”. Clara was honored with Women of Virtue award by the LatinBiz in Miami. She was named “Distinguished Daughter of Caldas” by the Association of Journalists and the city of Manizales in her home state Caldas, Colombia. She was also honored by the William and Mary Alma Matter magazine in 2012 as an outstanding entrepreneur. Since 2014 the Florida Institute of Management has recognized Clara with the ‘Distinguished Entrepreneur for Merit and Excellence” award.
Clara is a Cum Laude graduate from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, holding a Degree in International Relations. She also holds advanced technical studies in SAP and other software programs, and is a Microsoft Systems Engineer. She served as a Project Manager for several large IT and Translation projects in the U.S. and Latin America. In addition to her language and technology skills, she has a passion for travel, music, art, languages, and literature.
Clara was born in Manizales, Colombia. She has many personal and social interests and is is keenly aware of the needs of many less fortunate women around the world especially the immigrants.

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Advisory Board Member: Rubi Ortiz


Rubí Ortiz has over 15 years of experience in USA, Spain and LatAm as executive coach, instructor and professor. She is hired for consulting projects in the coaching and development of executives, professional managers and leaders.