The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has unanimously voted their next Chairman of the Board and is excited to announce that J. Antonio Rico, founder of ESEI, a Telecommunications Engineering and IT Services Company will be serving as the Chairman for 2012.
“I’m honored to have been chosen by my peers to be the El Paso Hispanic Chamber’s next chair, and I look forward to taking this great organization to new heights,” said Rico.
J. Antonio Rico, a professional engineer in Texas and New Mexico, graduated from UTEP in 1980 with a bachelor’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1994, he founded ESEI, a Telecommunications Engineering and IT services company that serves clients in diverse markets. Under the leadership of Rico, ESEI plans, designs, builds, and manages telecommunications networks and computer systems.
In addition to his entrepreneurial involvement, Mr. Rico serves in the Industry Advisory Board of the ECE department and is the Vice-President of the Engineering Chapter of the UTEP Alumni Association. He is a member and has served on the boards of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Nazareth Hall Nursing Center, the El Paso Software and Information Technology Organization, and the El Paso 8(a) and Government Contractor Association. He is and has been a member of several nationwide organizations such as the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the United Telecommunications Council (UTC), and the Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association (ENTELEC).
“It is certain that 2012 will be an exciting year with Antonio’s leadership. As chair of the board, he will be taking on such an important role for both our El Paso Hispanic Chamber and the business community which we represent. The El Paso Hispanic Chamber’s prospects are bright and I look forward to working closely with Antonio,” said Cindy Ramos-Davidson, CEO of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
With a deep concern on building expertise, leadership and building the right professionals, Rico declares his passion about small businesses and takes his role in the El Paso community very seriously. As 2012 Chairman of the Board for the EPHCC, he has many new and exciting plans for the future.