Mark Madrid of Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Named to Houston Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 List

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Philanthropist and Senior Director of Business Development with the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is part of the prestigious few, selected as one of Houston’s most respected and innovative young leaders who show dynamic leadership in Houston.

Mark L. Madrid, Senior Director of Business Development at the Houston Hispanic Chamber (HHCC) of Commerce, has been named to Houston Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 - Class of 2011. Madrid is part of the prestigious few, selected as one of Houston’s most respected and innovative young leaders who show dynamic leadership in Houston.

Unlike many of the other recipients, Mark Madrid’s nomination recognizes his influential and distinctive philanthropic efforts. Professionally, as Senior Director of Business Development with HHCC, Mark Madrid has contributed to the success of the HHCC, which in 2009 was named the #1 Hispanic Chamber in the nation by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Madrid continues to fulfill his most important legacy work: high school student financial literacy. He has delivered financial literacy curriculum for over 1,000 students. He has been featured on numerous media for his charitable and leadership work.

Mark Madrid, along with the other recipients of the HBJ Top 40 Under 40, will be recognized at a May 19 Awards Ceremony at the House of Blues in Downtown Houston from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

About Mark Madrid
Mark Madrid is an accomplished businessperson and philanthropist. Despite coming from a “one stoplight community where the cattle outnumber the people,” he inspires business growth and makes a “real” difference on prominent stages.

His philanthropic achievements have led him to receive a certification in Non-Profit Board Governance from the University of Notre Dame. Additionally, in March 2011 Mark Madrid produced a Chapter Composition for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professional (NAHREP) that propelled the Chapter to win the national and prestigious Wells Fargo Inspire. Educate. Enable. Award. The Houston Chapter was selected as one of only six recipients nationwide. He was also recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Excellence Award in Community Service by NAHREP in both 2009 and 2010 and is also NAHREP’s Vice-Chair of Our New America: Diversity, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership in the 21st Century. He currently sits on The Rose Hispanic Advisory Council, a leading non-profit breast cancer organization; the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP); and most recently accepted an impactful role with the University of Houston Community Advisory Board for the project called “Science and Community: Ending Obesity, Improving Health.” The project’s goal is to address and eliminate health disparities in minority communities; Madrid also sits on the DeVry University Business Advisory Board and is accredited as a Physical Fitness Specialist through the Cooper Institute.

Although Madrid relishes in his philanthropic endeavors, he began his career in banking on Wall Street in the mid 90s, which led to numerous achievements such as International Best Practice for J.P. Morgan offices worldwide. He also became the youngest Hispanic National Director at Temple Inland, a Fortune 500 conglomerate.

Madrid holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 1995 with Honors and earned the designation as an Endowed Presidential Scholar.

At the beginning and at the end of the day, Madrid’s career, community, and personal efforts leverage his trademarks of unbridled enthusiasm, fierce consistency, steel composure, explosive innovation, engraved integrity, and contagious spirit.

Mark L. Madrid believes the thrill of victory is reverberating while the agony of defeat is powerful. “Although the battlefield is exhausting,” Madrid says, “the key is I do not show it and perceive today as my best day.”

For more information, please contact Mark Madrid directly:
C: 281-989-1996 I E: integrity.35(at)hotmail(dot)com I LinkedIn:
Follow Mark L. Madrid on twitter @theinspirewire

About Houston Business Journal
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