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Eric Esquivel

                                                          Honoring Eric Esquivel

                                                           Eric Esquivel

After successfully exiting Dell Computer Corporation with a strong background in sales, training, team-building and marketing to Hispanics for all of North America, Eric Esquivel moved back to the Lowcountry to make his family business soar -- his father's Hispanic heritage has always intrigued him. Eric grew up cross­culturally in Colombia and the U.S. from the day he was born, and he spent two of his undergraduate years studying abroad in Spain and Central America respectively; bringing his passion for all things Latino to the business and his life. La Isla Magazine was founded by Eric and his two siblings immediately after Eric finished his undergraduate degree in 1998. La Isla quickly became a trusted ally for the Hispanic community, business leaders. government agencies and non­government officials who were trying to harness the new Hispanic market. La Isla Magazine is a national award winning publication for the past seven consecutive years, whose work continues by bridging cultural barriers, helping Latinos integrate into American society, and guiding businesses to increase their market share through Hispanic talent acquisition. logistics and infrastructure. Fifteen years of success demonstrates what La Isla Magazine has been able to develop through a grass-roots commitment to educating, informing, and empowering individuals and communities while providing services by introducing our mainstream community and La Isla clients to the new Hispanic - American - Super - Consumer. 


Certified by the Circulation Verification Council (CVC)
Founding Member of Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Founding Member of the Greater Hispanic Savannah Chamber of Commerce
Member of Beaufort Chamber of Commerce
Member of Charleston Chamber of Commerce
Member of Hilton Head/ Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Member of the National Association of Hispanic Publications


Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. (Founding Member) since 2012
National Bank of South Carolina (NBSC) / Synovus Bank Board of Directors (Chairman) since 2010
Santa Elena Foundation. (Founding Member) since 2014
South Carolina Immigration Coalition. (Member) since 2010
The Lowcountry Immigration Coalition. (Founder & Chairman) since 2008
University of South Carolina Beaufort - Advisory Board 2008 - present


Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Board of Directors and Marketing Board 2013 - 2014
Hargray Caring Coins. Board of Directors (Founding Member) 2004 -2009
Hilton Head / Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Leadership graduate 2005 and Board member 2005 - 2010
Hilton Head Hospital/ Tenet Healthcare Corp. Board of Directors. (Treasurer) 2008 - 2013
Latin American Council of South Carolina. (Member) 2003 - 2007
Neighborhood Outreach Connection. Board of Directors (Founding Member) 2008 - 2009
Palmetto Chapter of the Red Cross. (Board Member) 2003 - 2004
SAB0R LATINO Hispanic Heritage Festival. Board Member (Chairman) 2005 - 2006
Town of Hilton Head Island. (Member) HHI Mayor's Citizen of the month committee 2005 - 2011