Yetzenia Negron is the Director of Programs and Events at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO), Inc. In her current role, Ms. Negron drives innovation, establishes and strengthens community relationships with lead entities, and positions the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the agent to fortify the Hispanic business community in Central Florida. Ms. Negron oversees the development and management of programs, and signature events. Ms. Negron is also the President of the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County, Inc., and the founder of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Awards.
Prior to working at HCCMO, Ms. Negron was the federal grant administrator at Orange County’s Housing and Community Development Division, administering over 200 federal contracts and nearly $20M in funding. She’s well known in Central Florida for her community organizing efforts in developing policies and initiatives aimed at enriching the lives of those experiencing abuse, homelessness, and various chronic health conditions. Ms. Negron’s interest in community engagement and advocacy, public speaking, and research has enabled her to work with key stakeholders at a local, state, and national levels to help influence social change.
Ms. Negron has over 10 years of experience as a certified Domestic Violence Advocate, spearheading all the violence prevention and community engagement strategies for Orange County’s only Certified Domestic Violence Shelter. Due to her extensive experience in violence prevention, Ms. Negron has mentored over 500 at-risk youth within the Central Florida region.
Ms. Negron obtained a Bachelors in Sociology in 2016 and is currently a graduate student at the University of Central Florida, pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration. Ms. Negron has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the 2014 Community Go Getter Award, 2015 Making a Difference Award, 2016 UCF Honorable Mention Award, 2019 Orange County Government WOW Award, 2020 Hispanic Service Award, and 2021 Hispanic Leadership Award. During her leisure time, Ms. Negron loves traveling the world, dancing salsa, and spending time with her loved ones.