Victor Valdez brings to the Center many years of experience in business, economic development, and international trade with a strong background on minority business issues. His previous positions include serving as the Program Director of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Seattle MBDA Business Center, President & CEO of the Northwest Minority Business Council, and the Associate Director of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce overseeing various chamber business development programs.
Rhonda DeVito began her entrepreneurial career at the age of nineteen, growing logistics companies in the refrigerated food industries with a focus on government contracting. She later divested her award-winning firms to become a business development consultant helping emerging companies, particularly women and minority-owned, with strategic planning, capitalization and government certifications. Rhonda counseled at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s MBDA Business Center and the SBA’s Women’s Business Center in Seattle before becoming a Procurement Counselor at the Monterey Bay PTAC.