• Committees

  • Chamber committees are formed for two reasons:

    1. To take on specific areas of work for the Chamber.
    2. To provide additional leadership opportunities for members.


    Your United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce has an active group of committees that meet regularly to vet new ideas, to assist in the facilitation of Chamber programs and events, and to review and debate issues resulting in recommendations to the Board for action. Committees are chaired by a member selected by the Board of Directors and any active member of the UCCCC is eligible for committee participation. The size of the committee is determined by the Chair and varies from committee to committee. If you have a particular interest contact the Chamber team member assigned to the committee.

    As always thank you for what you do to strengthen the work of YOUR United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce!


    Government Affairs Committee 
    Ginny Cross, VP of Government and Community Relations

    Monitors issues and concerns at federal, state and local levels of government, develops legislative agendas and makes recommendations to the Board to take action on issues as they arise.


    Infrastructure Committee 
    Ginny Cross, VP of Government and Community Relations

    Monitors infrastructure issues of importance to the region. Topics regularly include city street repair, Harbor Bridge, transportation, port industries, water, air quality, etc. This group regularly makes recommendations to the Board for positions on issues pertaining to infrastructure.

    2023 Infrastructure Committee Meeting Sponsor:


    Education and Workforce Committee | Chair: Chris Majors

    Hope Frances Rangel, VP of Diversity & Inclusion

    This committee focuses on collaboration, aggregating, and leveraging resources in partnership with business and training partners in the community ensuring our members have access to a workforce equipped with the necessary skills and certifications.

    Program Includes:

    • Education Summit
    • Employer Recruitment Events
    • STEM/STEAM Events
    • Mano a Mano Scholarship Program

    The Education and Workforce Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am at the United Corpus Christi Chamber located at 602 N Staples, Suite 150, Corpus Christi, TX


    Diversity & Inclusion Committee | Co-Chairs: Cindy Barrera & Ben Molina 
    Hope Frances Rangel, VP of Diversity & Inclusion 

    This committee focuses on fostering economic development and opportunities to inspire entrepreneurship of Small, Diverse, Emerging Businesses through collaboration, partnership, and leveraging resources.

    Programs Include:

    • Boards & Commissions Inclusion Initiative
    • Lemonade Day of the Coastal Bend
    • Supplier Diversity & Procurement Programs

    The Diversity & Inclusion Committee meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM at Frost Bank located at 501 S Shoreline, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. 


    South Texas Military Task Force | Chair: Alan Wilson
    Kresten Cook, Executive Director

    A collection of community leaders and business people dedicated to preserving, protecting and expanding the missions of South Texas' Military Facilities. 



    Chamber Champions 
    Al Arreola, Jr, Presidet & CEO

    This group is a true extension of the membership engagement effort for the Chamber. Working directly with the Membership Engagement Director they assist in engagement and retention work, recruiting new members to the Chamber and in expanding the message and presence of the Chamber in the community and with our members.


    Finance Committee
    Esther Pokladnik, VP of Finance

    Meets monthly before the board meeting to review financial statements.


    Ad Hoc Committees

    Formed from time to time to address a specific, short term need. These are advertised to the membership as a need arises.