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Ramiro Urias,
Chief Executive Officer

(760) 344-3160
Initially working with non-profit organizations in Imperial County for a several years, Ramiro finally found a home with The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Brawley in 2019. In early 2021, Ramiro was named Chief Executive Office and help guide the Brawley Chamber through a complete re-brand. As a Imperial Valley native and coming from a family of various small business owners, Ramiro understands the importance and vital contribution of small businesses to our local economy. Ramiro is an appointed member of the IID's Energy Consumers Advisory Committee and an appointed member of the City of El Centro Planning Commission. Ramiro is currently attending Western Governors University and plans on attending the W.A.C.E. Chamber Academy in the near future.
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Karen D. Montano,
Marketing & Communications Director

(760) 344-3160
Over the course of her professional 10-year career, Karen has consistently evolved to meet industry standards and overcome obstacles. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in 2016. Karen realized that as a small business owner herself, serving the business community and helping them overcome challenges they may encounter is one of her strongest assets. Karen attended W.A.C.E Chamber Academy in 2021.
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Joseph Salazar,
Member Service Coordinator

(760) 344-3160

Joseph, a Brawley native, is the true example that opportunities don’t happen; you create them. After years of working in a different field, Joseph decided to return to Imperial Valley College and pursue a different career. Joseph, also an Ambassador for UC Berkeley, obtained his Business Administration Degree and was chosen by UCSD as student leader for retention, wellness, and advocacy on behalf of the student population. After interning at the Greater Brawley Chamber for 9 weeks, Joseph’s work ethic, determination, and fast learning led to an offer of permanent employment. As a Membership Service Coordinator, Joseph will be vital in economic development as well as business retention and expansion in a place he calls home.

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