Salvador Resendiz

My name is Salvador Reséndiz Villarreal, and I am originally from Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. I completed my studies from kindergarten through the second year of secondary school. Through my maternal grandfather, I had the opportunity to immigrate to the United States at the age of 13 on November 13, 1978. Here, I completed my secondary and university studies, graduating and working as a teacher of English as a Second Language for 25 years at the secondary and high school levels in the Los Angeles and Fontana Unified School Districts.

My interest in Hispanic chambers of commerce began in 1995 while working at Fontana High School. I started as a volunteer with little knowledge of chambers and eventually served twice as the Inland Empire Regional Director for the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have served as a director, secretary, parliamentarian, vice president, and president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Fontana and the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Fontana. In 2001, as President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Fontana, I signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.

Since 1998, I have known Mr. Luis A. Rojas, the current president and one of the founders of the aforementioned chamber of commerce. I have attended numerous civic, cultural, and community-supporting events affecting our Hispanic community. With the inactivity of the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Fontana and the pandemic we faced in 2021, I joined this chamber and started as a volunteer, ascending to Director of Education and now serving as the new Executive Secretary.