Board Members

Claudia de Leon

President Executive Committee La Mega Media COO

Claudia Yvette De León is COO of La Mega Media, one of the largest Spanish-language media companies in the United States, operating radio stations, newspapers and digital products in markets throughout the Midwest. Since 2013, Claudia has been the official Mistress of Ceremonies for the Miss Ohio Latina Pageant. Additionally, she has served as host in fashion shows, galas, and conferences. Claudia currently sits on the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer for her second year. She was elected as President of the Columbus Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2016.

César Bravo

Board Member

Cesar Bravo has dedicated himself to Business and Agriculture. His passion for these fields is what led him to establish his company Events by Cesar Bravo in 2018. He began his journey into the world of Business and Agriculture while in High School in Los Angeles California. Mr. Bravo attended Crenshaw High School in South Central Los Angeles where he was one of 1% of students who were accepted to the Teacher Training Academy.

Lair Marin Marcum

Chair Education Committee & Board Member Ohio Commission of Hispanic & Latino Affairs Member of the Board

Lair is the Community Liaison for The Ohio Latino Affairs Commission and has worked for the state for almost 9 years. Marin-Marcum is the Latina Mentoring Academy Chair that is on its 9th Academic cycle. She leads the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus Education committee not only with the LMA, but also with the Managing your Business Series workshops.

Sonia Galicia

Chair Membership Committee & Member La Mega Media Senior Account Executive

Sonia Galicia is an account manager for the Columbus market of La Mega Media, representing accounts for WVKO La Mega 103.1FM and La Jornada Latina Spanish Newspaper. She also coordinates the station’s quarterly events, creating successful campaigns for Hispanic marketing in the area and serving as event planner for concerts and health fairs. Galicia was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to Columbus in 1994.

Estela Simpson

Marketing Committee Board Member

Estela is a Business Development Strategist at TOP agency, a global PR and full-service integrated marketing agency. She serves clients from many industries and specializes in Hispanic marketing, lead management, marketing strategies and brand development.

Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Estela moved to Columbus, OH in 2018 after meeting the love of her life.

Sandra López

Legislative Committee & Board Member

Sandra López was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She has been a resident of Columbus since 1996 and has worked in the International Sales for several local companies, including the Mettler Toledo and Elmer’s Products.

Ana Lilia Rosas

Secretary & Board Member Residential Mortgage Loan Officer at Fifth Third Bank

Ana Lilia Rosas is a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer at Fifth Third Bank with over a decade of experience in Marketing and financial advising for diverse customers.

Magaly Linares

Education Committee & Board Member

Magaly Linares is a Spanish bilingual and licensed realtor in Ohio working at Parker Realty Associated. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Strategic Planning and has vast training in several real estate related topics such as appraisals, home, radon, lead inspections, and is Pricing Strategy Advisory Certified.

Annette Vasquez

Board Member

Annette is originally from California and moved to Columbus in 2018, and currently sits on the Events, Education and Marketing Committee for the Chamber. She is the Director of a non-profit called Alianza 614 and is the owner and founder of El Mercadito - a collection of Latine/ Hispanic artists and small businesses. Through the Mercadito, Annette hopes to support small businesses in my community by offering affordable fees, assisting in taking their business to the next level, bringing light to our culture, and making people feel at home and like family. She is also the owner of FLOWER day-ze, aspiring to help people express their special message into a beautiful bouquet when words cannot

Karla Lasso

Board Member

Karla Lasso, originally from Ecuador, relocated to Ohio in 2003 after residing in New Jersey. She has received college education in accounting and currently holds a position in the Construction Department at Heartland Bank. Additionally, she serves as the Treasurer of the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus, contributing to the organization's financial management and community support initiatives.

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