Veronica Cool, CEO of Cool & Associates, LLC and a member of the OSI-Baltimore board made the Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch in 2016 list.
Cool, a native of the Dominican Republic with more than 20 years of experience in commercial banking, lending, financial analysis and sales management, has been focused on the challenges of the growing Hispanic population in Baltimore City since the beginning of her career. Among her many accomplishments, she served as chair of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and, in 2010, was named the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Latina Leader in the corporate services category. She also was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs and has been recognized by Michelle Obama for her mentoring efforts.
Last year, she launched a Latino Innovators Pitch Competition, which she described in the article as “a Spanish-speaking ‘Shark Tank.’”