Join City Club's New Leaders Collective for a conversation with Oscar Arana.
Arana is president of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, the largest Latino Chamber in the Northwest. The Hispanic Chamber exists to improve the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington. The non-profit organization is an economic development engine that provides technical assistance services to Latino entrepreneurs and small businesses. The chamber operates and manages the largest educational fund for Latino high school and college students in Oregon and SW Washington, as well as a year-long leadership development program that prepares community leaders with the critical skills to advance in their careers.
Arana is the second hired president in the organization’s 22-year history. Before taking the chamber’s helm, he worked at the Native American Youth and Family Center for seven years where he served as director of strategic development and communications, and education manager. He also worked for Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden as his Multnomah County Field Director. Arana is a University of Oregon Alumni Board member and was appointed by to serve on the Oregon Health Policy Board.