Biography

Javier Suarez is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is executive producer of the Hispanic
Choice Awards, Philadelphia's premier red carpet event honoring Latino professionals in the region.
From 2001 to 2011, Suarez served as president and CEO of the Hispanic Yellow Pages with individual publications serving Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Camden,
Cumberland and Atlantic counties in New Jersey. In 2011 he sold the company to a local media firm. From 1996 to 2001, Suarez produced the largest outdoor festival for Latin music fans called Festival de las Americas. From 1999 to 2001 the festival was held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia attracting over 25,000 people annually. From 1987 until 1996, Javier Suarez worked in the radio industry serving in multiple roles from programming to sales at various broadcast companies and radio stations like WXTU 92.5 FM (country music), WWDB 96.5 FM (talk radio) and WTEL 860am
(spanish) where he served as general sales manager. Suarez serves as a board member at the following organizations: Public Citizens For Children and Youth (PCCY), Musicopia & Dancing Classrooms Philly and St. Veronica
School. In addition, Suarez serves as chair of the Latino Marketing Advisory board for Visit Philadelphia and served as most recent Philadelphia Chapter President for ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America). In 2014, Suarez received the Minority Business Leader Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal and received the 2014 Brillante Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBA's. Suarez was named one of Philadelphia's "Most Influential Latinos" in 2007 and 2010 by Philadelphia's Multicultural Affairs
Congress and Impacto Newspaper.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from La Salle University. Javier is originally from Philadelphia and is of Colombian descent.

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