Dr. Roy A. Hastick - President, Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce
Born in Grenada, Dr. Hastick migrated to the United States in 1972 and worked for several years as a social services administrator, community advocate, entrepreneur, and newspaper publisher.
In 1985, Dr. Hastick founded the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. ("CACCI") with only ten members.
leadership, the organization has become a well-recognized business entity with a membership of over 1,700 in the tri-state area and in the Caribbean.
Over the years, CACCI
has sustained and developed its mission, which is to promote economic development on behalf of Caribbean American, African American, women, and other minority entrepreneurs.
As President of CACCI, Dr. Hastick has been credited for his tireless efforts to put in place a structure that serves the small business community and fosters a climate of unity and harmony among diverse cultures.
He has served as a delegate to the United Nations for Grenada and has received numerous awards, including being honored by President Clinton at New York Day in Washington, DC.
As an ardent supporter of Two-Way trade between the United States and the Caribbean region, Dr. Hastick, who was an elected delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business, campaigned to get bilateral trade with the Caribbean region into the final recommendations that were submitted to the United States Congress.
Most recently, Dr. Hastick
received the New York State Attorney General's 2008 African American Achievers Award for exemplary small business leadership.