As the new chairperson of the Atlanta Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AHCC), Nuby Fowler’s primary focus will be on implementing a strategic plan the 600-member organization adopted last year, she told GlobalFax last week.

Mrs. Fowler, vice president, Latin American Banking at Summit National Bank, and a member of the chamber since 1991 when she moved to Atlanta from the Washington, D.C. area assumed the chamber’s top position on April 1.

“We would like to have all Spanish-speaking groups participate in our chamber,” she said during an interview in the bank’s branch office in Norcross, which she manages.

Although she is not opposed to the development of bi-national chambers in the metro Atlanta area, she added that she felt a consolidation of resources behind the AHCC would strengthen the entire Hispanic community.

Under the plan, the chamber’s activities are overseen by four councils devoted to membership services, economic development, fundraising and international resources. A separate Web page committee that is in the process in the process of creating an international site.

During her one-year tenure, the local chamber will prepare to host the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s convention that will bring 8,000 participants to Atlanta in September 2001.  She also is planning to create more income producing programs through the development of the chamber’s Small Business Resource Center for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs.

Mrs. Fowler also serves on the board of the DeKalb Enterprise and Business Corp. (DEBCO) and the Georgia Free Trade Zone.

To learn more about AHCC activities, call (404) 929-9908.  Mrs. Fowler may be reached by calling (770) 582-0705 or send an e-mail to