Jorge Casimiro

Jorge Casimiro’s leadership and stewardship have yielded impressive external recognition which he credits to his employees. These recognitions include: the Houston Business Journal recognizing both of Mr. Casimiro's companies in Houston's 1,000 Fastest Growing Small Businesses in 2000. Mr. Casimiro was the only executive whose companies received dual recognition in 2000.

His ventures have been listed in Hispanic Business magazine's "Top 100 Fastest Growing Hispanic Owned Businesses” since 1994 and "The 500 Directory of the Nation's Largest Hispanic Owned corporations."

In 1996, former President George H.W. Bush presented Mr. Casimiro with perhaps his finest honor - the "United States Hispanic Businessman of the Year" Region III award bestowed by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Casimiro is one of four recipients of the Blue Chip Award, a recognition of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Connecticut Mutual and Nation's business magazine.

Mr. Casimiro was named by Houston's mayor Lee P. Brown to the Mayoral Advisory Board for International Affairs and Development of latin America and serves as Chairman of the Hispanic Advisory Board of MetroBank. He is the former vice Chairman Networking, of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of commerce. He is also the past Chairman of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Policy Committee (political action committee) whose goal was seeing the City of Houston and the Houston/Harris County Sports Authority fulfill its promise of allocating 30% of all its contract work to minority construction businesses.

While residing in new York, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Washington Heights New York Lions Club and Public Relations Committee Chairman for the Latin Chamber of Commerce of New York.

Jorge Luis Casimiro was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1962 and received his United States Citizenship immediately following his arrival. He attended Fordham University. He resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife Sonia.



“Affordable housing is about more than just vouchers and rental properties. It’s also about helping people end the cycle of poverty and begin the cycle of self improvement. But such a goal isn’t easy to achieve. It requires a businesslike approach and goal-oriented thinking; and, that’s exactly what the HCHA brings to its operations. From its innovative senior-housing programs to its keen management of the bottom line, few other housing authorities can match what Guy Rankin and his team have accomplished in 2006.To everyone at the HCHA, I offer my most sincere congratulations.You truly are the best in the business, and a shining example of how we can provide critical services to our most needy citizens.”
Harris County Housing Authority - 2006 Annual Report







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