Roy A. Hastick, Sr. is President/CEO/Founder of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., (CACCI), an international economic development organization with a membership of over 1500 in the United States and in the Caribbean.
He serves on numerous boards including Chase Manhattan Bank's Community Development Board, Tropical Television Network, (Ttn), NYC Mayor's Small Business Advisory Board, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Chairs Medgar Evers College's Caribbean Research Center's Advisory
Board, and serves on The Brooklyn Navy Yard Economic Development Corporation
Mr. Hastick, a tireless advocate for economic and community empowerment, has been involved in promoting racial harmony in Brooklyn's Crown Heights community where he serves as First Vice Chairman of Community Board #9.
was appointed by former Mayor David Dinkins to serve as one of the Commissioners which investigated the tragic "Happyland Immigrant Social Club" fire in the Bronx in the late '80's.
Mr. Hastick has been a strong and vigorous advocate for two-way trade between the United States and the Caribbean.
As an elected delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business, he
skills at diplomacy and knowledge of the Caribbean region to get "Two-way Trade" on the agenda and was instrumental in helping to craft the language which was included in the sixty (60) recommendations proposed to the Congress of the United States
was honored by President Bill
Clinton at 1995 New York State Leadership Day in Washington, DC.
publishes the CACCI Courier
, and an Annual Business-to-Business Resource Directory, He
has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including the NAACP Crises Magazine
, the Brooklyn Bridge, Black Enterprise, and the New York Times
, and has appeared on WABC TV's "Making it: Economic Opportunities for Entrepreneurs" and WCBS TV's "Brooklyn, USA".
"Business and You" which airs weekly over WLIB Radio, 1190 AM.
A sought after speaker on business and community development issues, Mr. Hastick was recently appointed to serve on the board of the proposed Brooklyn Empowerment Zone which will address job creation strategies and secure funding for small business opportunities.
has been a recipient of numerous awards including the United States Department of Commerce
, National Award
for Small Business Advocacy, the New York State and New York City Minority Business Advocate of the Year Awards.