Friday, March 8, 2013

NGLCCNY Founding President Moves On

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) would like to announce that Richard Oceguera, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY) Co-Founder and President, is moving on from his post at the end of April.


NGLCCNY Founding President Richard Oceguera speaks at the First Annual Non-Profit Board Retreat in January 2012 at The Standard Hi-Line. Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com
“Over the last four years, through the launch and growth of the award-winning NGLCCNY, Richard has built a local membership of 200 business members, 20 major corporations, and a growing number of non-profit community partners,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC President and Co-Founder. “Most importantly, Richard oversaw more than 70 NGLCCNY members becoming certified LGBT Business Enterprises.”


Two hundred attorneys fill a large room at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP for the NGLCCNY Legal Industry Council kick-off event, A Talk with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, in April 2012. Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com
Oceguera has launched a new company, Richard Oceguera Coaching, focused on empowering entrepreneurs and providing business development training to corporations. Using his 29 years of business experience, he teaches clients how to grow a sustainable client base. His upcoming book, Convert Your Community to Cash: Monetize Your Connections, is designed to help business development professionals and entrepreneurs learn how to grow a community, cultivate contacts and monetize connections through the art of relationship building.

“It has been an absolute joy and an honor to serve as the founding President of NGLCCNY,“ said Oceguera. “Together we have created an extraordinary community, an entrepreneurial ecosystem of business professionals. I am proud to say NGLCCNY is an organization with a heart that produces real results.”


Supplier Diversity thrives at the Superstar Connection Center, part of the redesigned NGLCCNY Shining Stars day of events, hosted by Avon in October 2012. Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com
Nelson noted that the chamber is going through a natural growth progression, and while he is sorry to see Oceguera depart, the chamber is excited to bring on the first-ever, full-time paid executive director for NGLCC's New York-area subsidiary, with a search already underway.

“Richard has done a tremendous job running NGLCCNY. We are excited to take the solid foundation he helped build and create an even stronger organization with full-time staff," said Nelson.

For inquiries on the position, please send a request for more information to info@nglcc.org.

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