Women Presidents’ Educational Organization Announces New Board Chair
Eliseo Rojas Named Chair of WPEO Board of Directors
NEW YORK, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., President & Founder of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO), has announced that Eliseo Rojas, VP, Global Procurement at Interpublic Group (IPG), has been appointed Chair of the WPEO Board of Directors. Eliseo is recognized as an extremely successful procurement expert who will be able to help and guide women entrepreneurs from his position on the WPEO Board of Directors.
“It is truly an honor to have Eliseo Rojas as Chair of the WPEO Board of Directors,” said Marsha Firestone, President and Founder of the WPEO. “Eliseo has proven to be a strong advocate for women and minorities in business. He brings an international background, business wisdom, and pronounced enthusiasm to the WPEO and will certainly be an exceptional asset.”
Eliseo Rojas brings with him more than two decades of performance-based progression to senior-level management positions in large corporate environments. Mr. Rojas has a solid background in developing and executing strategic plans. He is a visionary and a hands-on manager with highly developed negotiation skills and experience cultivating strategic business partnerships.
Eliseo is recognized as a leader in the Supplier Diversity arena and is very involved in creating partnerships between minority and women-owned businesses and corporate America. Mr. Rojas is a member of the NY/NJ Minority Supplier Development Council’s Board of Directors. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Minority Business Council where he served as the Secretary.
“Supporting women’s business enterprises is a priority for IPG and our clients. I’m honored to have been elected as Board Chair and look forward to continuing the great work that The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization is doing to promote women-owned businesses.”
About the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO):
The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) was founded in 1998 by Dr. Marsha Firestone. The WPEO functions as a regional partner organization (RPO) of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and third party certification organization. The WPEO issues the nationally recognized certification to qualifying women-owned businesses in New York, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit www.wpeo.us
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SOURCE Women Presidents’ Educational Organization