Faces of West Michigan 2022 Special Section
GUILLERMO CISNEROS — WEST MICHIGAN HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2007 DIVISION AVE. S, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49507 | 616-452-3960 | GUILLERMO@WESTMIHCC.ORG | WESTMIHCC.ORG
With a background in Public Accounting, Economics, and International Business Administration, and over 20 years of work experience in Mexico, Spain, and the United States, Guillermo’s knowledge, and experience in the field of business have helped him find success as President & CEO of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The Hispanic Chamber focuses on economic and talent development, specifically for the local Latinx community. After five years in his role, Guillermo has grown membership numbers, event turnout, and the overall organization of the Chamber. In the last four years, he launched two long-term vision initiatives, Transformando West Michigan, that focuses on business development for Latinx businesses; and Building Bridges Through Education with a focus on talent development which aims to create a pipeline developing and connecting Latinx college students with area employers.
Under Guillermo’s leadership, the organization has grown from two full-time staff to seven staff with a projection to close 2022 with twelve staff. The budget of the organization has increased from $200K in 2017 to $1.4M in 2022.