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USHCC To Host Annual Latino ERG Summit At 2012 Los Angeles Convention

July 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce the Third Annual Latino Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit and Corporate Challenge on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the 33rd Annual National Convention in Los Angeles, California.

The Latino ERG Summit and Corporate Challenge is a key component of the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention and has been designed to bring Latino ERGs together to share best practices and provide compelling results on the value of Latino ERGs in corporate America. Employee Resource Groups are a crucial asset to corporations for their role in diversity recruitment and retention, diversity in management, talent development, and reaching customers and clients in their respective communities.

“In 2010, the USHCC launched the first-ever Latino ERG Summit Challenge at the Annual Convention in Dallas. We recognize the tremendous impact that Latino ERGs have on the development and success of tomorrow’s Hispanic senior corporate executives,” says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President & CEO.

Over the last two years, over 80 outstanding corporations have actively competed in the challenge, including Aetna, Bank of America, ExxonMobil and State Farm. These companies’ Latino ERGs compete based on their impact in four key areas: career advancement of Latino professionals, alignment of Latino ERG initiatives and corporate objectives, community involvement, and cultural Latino advancement within the firm.

“The level of enthusiasm and excitement from last year’s event serves as a testament to the USHCC’s continued focus on ERG development, and we look forward to identifying and awarding another outstanding organization this year,” adds USHCC Chairman of the Board Nina Vaca.

Leading the 2012 Latino ERG Summit Challenge is Dr. Robert Rodriguez, President of DRR Advisors LLC, based in Chicago.

“I am so excited about the third annual Latino ERG Summit & Corporate Challenge,” states Dr. Rodriguez. “Latino ERGs are leading the positive evolution of corporate employee networks and are setting the benchmark of what it means to be a next generation employee resource group.”

For information on how to enter the 2012 Latino ERG Summit and Corporate Challenge, please contact Dr. Rodriguez at Robert@drradvisors.com. For more information on the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention, please visit the Convention website at www.ushcc.com/convention.

About the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention
The USHCC Annual National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Held on September 16-18, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live, the 33rd Annual National Convention features several awards banquets, networking receptions and business development workshops, bringing together over 5000 Hispanic business owners, corporate executives, chamber leaders and public officials.

The USHCC is proud to present Corporate Convention Chair, Wells Fargo and HBE Convention Chair, Liberty Power. For more information about the Convention and a full schedule of events, please visit www.ushcc.com/convention.

SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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