2010 Symposium Features Celebrated Panelists and Speakers
WASHINGTON, -- The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), an advocacy organization leading the charge in promoting Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America, announces its 18th Annual Symposium: The Power of Hispanic Inclusion. The event, which will take place on May 17th and 18th, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, California, brings together professional, academic and non-profit leaders as well as elected officials from across the country to participate in panel discussions and open dialogue centered on the significance of Hispanic inclusion in our nation's corporations.
"HACR's Symposium participants represent the most recognized and highly respected Fortune 500 companies," saidCarlos F. Orta, president and chief executive officer of HACR. "We're proud to bring these outstanding individuals together for the common goal of exploring the present and future role of Hispanics as corporate and community leaders."
This year's panels will focus on corporate governance best practices, introduce the work of the Alliance for Board Diversity, offer solutions on how to build the leadership pipeline and discuss current Hispanic inclusion efforts and thought leaders' perception on how the Hispanic community will fare over the next four years. To register for the symposium, please visitwww.HACR.org.
The Governance panelists will discuss the issues with the underrepresentation of Hispanics within the highest levels of Corporate America.
Aida M. Alvarez, Board Member, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Gloria Castillo, President & CEO, Chicago United
Mary Medina, Executive Director, Greater New York Hospital Association
Moderator: Pablo Schneider, CEO, Career Educational Services and Contributing Editor, Latino Leaders Magazine
Alliance for Board Diversity panel is a collaboration of four leadership organizations: Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council®, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. and HACR. The panel will discuss each group's common goal of increasing equitable representation of women and minorities on corporate boards.
Ilene Lang, President & CEO, Catalyst
Carl Brooks, President & CEO, Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
J.D. Hoykama, President & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)
Carlos F. Orta, President & CEO, HACR
Moderator: Patrick Prout, President & CEO, The Prout Group
Building the Pipeline panel will focus on how membership in professional associations can leverage educational, networking and professional development opportunities for Hispanics.
Patricia Crawford, SVP and head of Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Wells Fargo & Company
Manny Espinoza, CEO, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
Susan Medina, Managing Director, LatinoExecs, Inc./Executive Vice President - Diversity Practice Group Leader, DHR International
David Olivencia, President, HITEC
Mayda Prego, President, Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF)
Moderator: Cari Dominguez, Board Member, Manpower, Inc.
The Power of Hispanic Inclusion: The Next Four Years. The panel will address the Hispanic community's growth opportunities and impacts from economic to Census.
Frank Alvarez, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Diana Campoamor, President & CEO, Hispanic in Philanthropy (HIP)
Jose Diaz Balart, News Anchor, Telemundo Communications Group
Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF (Invited)
Isabel Valdes, Author, "Hispanic Customers for Life: A Fresh Look at Acculturation"
Moderator: Robert Rodriguez, Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Corporate Learning, Kaplan University
Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 13 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with economic contributions. To that end, HACR focuses on four areas of corporate responsibility and community reciprocity: employment, procurement, philanthropy, and governance.
SOURCE Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility