MIAMI, Nov. 29, 2010 – Pierre A. Saliba, manager of Foodman & Associates, P.A., one of the state’s most respected accounting and litigation support firms, has been named Chairman of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida. Established in 2005, the statewide chamber serves as an advocate for Haitian communities throughout Florida and as a resource for consumers and businesses. The Chamber promote investment and trade with the Haitian private and public sectors.
Saliba succeeds outgoing chairman Munir Mourra, and previously served as treasurer and as a member of the Executive Committee.
“Our main priority right now is to help Haitian small businesses,” Saliba said. “It’s crucial that they have the tools they need to thrive. We’re also working to foster stronger relationships between businesses in the U.S. and those in Haiti.”
Saliba, who joined Foodman & Associates in 2002, is a 20-year veteran of the accounting industry in both public and private accounting. He focuses on a broad range of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to his work at Foodman, Saliba worked internationally in the garment industry as a cost accountant and production manager.
Newly appointed to the Chamber’s Board of Directors are Michäel Vorbe, Vice-President of the Commercial Banking Group at Citibank and Jeff Lozama, President of CMS International Group Corp., an exporter of building materials.