John H. Martinez-D. ( NHCA Board Chairman - firstname.lastname@example.org)
John H. Martinez-D. is a native Dallasite who has worked in community and minority business development since 1990. John and his wife, Maria Montoya, and their family live near his alma mater, Southern Methodist University.
John’s career has focused on the development of entrepreneurs and managing membership organizations such as the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Business Development Council and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. While at the Chamber John was responsible for beginning and funding the Chamber’s first branch office in Oak Cliff. Before leaving in 2005, John once again initiated and funded another branch office in West Dallas, making the GDHCC the only Hispanic chamber of commerce to have three fully functioning offices in the same City.
Currently John serves as the President of the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association located in the heart of the Southern Sector in Oak Cliff.
During his tenure the organization has experienced unprecedented growth and achievement. RHCA membership has grown from 42 members to over 1300 members strong. The number of corporate partners that support and sustain the organization has grown to its highest number in the history of the organization.
The RHCA completed the purchase of its over 11,000 square foot facility. The RHCA was able to purchase a site valued at almost a million dollars through its partnership with the City of Dallas. The simple, but innovative purchasing structure had never been asked or done in the history of the City of Dallas.
The new headquarters and Contractor Business Center is in the heart of the Southern Sector in Oak Cliff. In addition to housing the association’s corporate office, the facility also serves as the new national prototype for a Contractors Business Center that is open to all small and emerging contractors and sub-contractors. The CBC serves as a one-stop shop to assist contractors with accessing, completing, submitting and winning construction related bids and contracts. The focus of the CBC is on construction procurement, construction safety, and “green and LEED” building.
Victor Seijas (NHCA Treasurer)
A 3rd generation contractor whose family has been building South Florida for over 60 years, Victor serves as the founder and President of SEICO Construction Corp. Licensed as building contractor in 1992, Victor has worked for residential and commercial developers building over 2500 residences and remodeling for hospitals, retail mall shopping centers as well as government construction projects.
Mr Seijas obtained a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida and have been an active member of the community as the founding member of FL Hispanic Construction Association in 2011 as well as his service as a
Board Member of Multiple Small Business and Construction Associations (Miami)
And Former Board Member of Allapattah Chamber of Commerce.
Alexis Pena serves as a Principal of Totem Development.
Alexis has a history of entrepreneurship spanning different industries and understands the nuances that make businesses succeed. Alexis has a pragmatic approach to situations which makes him an asset when part of a team and a leader when clarity is needed.
Alexis is a native New Yorker, raised in the South Bronx from a family that immigrated from the Dominican Republic. He was enlisted in the Army Reserves when he was 21. He attained a Top Secret Clearance (SSBI, SCI) during his service while attached to a Military Intelligence company.
Alexis participated in several non-profit organizations during his childhood. This has given him insight into the different programs that are effective in helping the community.
Maria Patricia Corrales (NHCA Immediate Past Chair)
Mrs. Corrales is Vice President of Capital Construction. In her role she is responsible for managing new construction, renovation, and tenant turnover. In addition she is also responsible for business development and project financial management.
With over 20 years in the construction industry, Mrs Corrales is a demonstrated achiever with exceptional knowledge of construction management, construction contract marketing, construction business practices, and skill craft trade regulations.
Maria Patricia graduated of the Universidad Católica de Ecuador with a degree in Architectural Studies. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Committed to her Hispanic roots, Mrs. Corrales is civil servant serving on various advisory committees in the District of Columbia and is a founding member of the DC Chapter of the Hispanic Contractors Association.