Varsovia Fernandez joined the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) in March 2006. During her tenure, Fernandez has helped the GPHCC achieve record levels of membership, revenues and member-driven activities through the implementation of new strategies and programs. Fernandez launched the GPHCC’s Professional Mentoring Network and has made a priority of minority business education in the Greater Philadelphia business community. Fernandez has been a proponent of Latin American trade and has co-hosted three trade missions to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama and Peru, in partnership with the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. Fernandez is an executive with over fifteen years of senior management expertise across various industries whose leadership through GPHCC has created a voice for Hispanic business in the region. Fernandez is actively committed to philanthropic work and serves on numerous boards in and around the Philadelphia community. Fernandez has received numerous awards in recognition of her work, most recent of which is the 2010 Pennsylvania Latino Mover & Shaker award. Fernandez was born in the Dominican Republic and graduated from Rosemont College.