Jaime di Paulo was selected as President & CEO of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), the leading Hispanic business networking, advocacy and development organization in the Midwest in January 2019. Previously, Jaime served as the Executive Director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce (LVCC) for five years, transforming the chamber into a true business development center and advocacy organization. During his tenure there, Jaime worked closely with local businesses, community leaders, corporations, government agencies, and elected officials to address the issues that affect the Latino business community. Jaime is a recognized expert in economic development and has helped open and grow hundreds of businesses in his community and grew the LVCC membership from 30 to 900 members. Jaime was also the Co-Creator of Xquina Cafe, a community hub where Little Village residents can participate in entrepreneurial workshops. He successfully assisted with seeking and obtaining a grant from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and is scheduled to open this year. Jaime was invited to participate in the Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion for Sterling Bay as it relates to the Lincoln Yards Project. He was also appointed as a member of the Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities (BEP) commission in September 2018.
In addition to Jaime’s success in Chicago he also served as Business Development Director for the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and worked in his beloved Mexico as the Director of the Mexican & American Thinking Together Foundation, a bi-national Non-for Profit organization where he was in charge of finding quality employment for returning and deported immigrants. Jaime received a Bachelor’s in Public Administration & Political Science from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico. He is married and the proud father of 3 brilliant young men and a beautiful daughter.