Mrs. Pineda is a local business woman and the President & CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, where over the years, she has worked tirelessly to develop strong and long-lasting business relationships between Louisiana and the Hispanic Community and Latin America. Mrs. Pineda is a former Consul General of Honduras in New Orleans, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. Mrs. Pineda has been the recipient of the Leadership Award by the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the High Achievement in Compliance by Subway Corporation, and Honoree of Men and Women of Fashion/Prix de Elegance, as well as SABAA Business Woman of the Year, in New Orleans, and the Personality of the Year by Que Pasa Festival, also in New Orleans. She is a former President of the NOHHF (2008-2011) and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation since 2000. She is also a current and active board member of the following organizations: The National Association of Subway Franchisees, The International Hospital for Children of New Orleans, The New Orleans City Park Board, The Jefferson Economic Development Board and The Cerro de Plata Tegucigalpa Foundation of Honduras, and the Jefferson Parish Diversity Board.