About Us

About The Veterans Chamber of Commerce

The Veterans Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Our mission is to provide all military veterans the support, resources and education that will further develop their business and personal lives.

In February 2019 the Veterans Chamber of Commerce was established after a group of veterans, who were also business owners, decided to make an impact in the veteran community. They saw that veterans, veteran business owners and their families needed a place to find resources for their personal and business needs.

Shortly after, the Veteran Chamber of Commerce was born.

Board Members

Jack Ochoa

President, CEO & Chairman - US ARMY

Jack has been a business and community leader dedicated to supplier diversity and inclusion for more than 25 years. He remains dedicated to his active participation with procurement outreach to help drive the Veteran Business and Small Business sector.  

Patrick Gadut

Board Member - US Marines

Six Point 7 is a dedicated company of diverse professionals providing consulting services across the spectrum of business in areas of organizational management and operations consulting, professional liability assessment services, line professionals to executive leadership development training, organizational structure evaluation and development, and media creation (live action/digital platform).

Diana Zschaschel

board Member - US ARMY

Dentist and Professional Public Speaker. 

Owner of LA Dental Day Spa

Veronica De Santiago

Board Member - US Navy

At DeSanti, our goal is to partner and build effective relationships with our clients to ensure an efficient and successful recruitment process. We specialize in the placement of IT and Engineering professionals across a variety of industries. DeSanti is a Veteran, Minority and Woman Owned Small Business. SBE, MBE, WOB, DVBE.

Ray Verches


Our Staff

Dr Jorge Chavarin

Executive Director - US MARINES

Bilingual (Spanish) visionary capable of leading small teams or organizations through challenging circumstances or change. Organizational leader who fosters and facilitates the teamwork concept to exceed organizational goals. Detail oriented critical thinker who analyzes complex problems and develops efficient solutions which produce positive results. Superior communication skills, time management skills and ability to multi-task.

Edgar Mejia


Founder of CONEXION, a digital marketing, fundraising, and event agency, Edgar has worked with the U.S. Chamber, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and more than 70 business organizations in the U.S., Latin America, and Korea. Edgar also holds an MBA with a focus on nonprofit strategy.