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The National Hispanic Corporate Council Announces its 2017 Board of Directors and Executive Officers
WASHINGTON, DC (November 14, 2016) – The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC), the premiere resource for corporate America on maximizing the Hispanic market opportunity, is pleased to announce the election of seven new directors to the NHCC Board of Directors. Each elected board director will serve a two-year term.
“On behalf of our Fortune 1000 corporate members, I am delighted to welcome our newest members to the NHCC Board of Directors. As a corporate member-focused organization, we look forward to working together to enhance the Hispanic market opportunity for each of our companies by leveraging our national network of corporate leaders and member resources,” said Lupe Alcala, NHCC Chair and State Farm® Assistant Vice President - Administrative Services. “Each director brings with them tremendous leadership and experience. I look forward to working with each director as NHCC celebrates its 31st anniversary in 2017.”
The NHCC Board of Directors is composed of elected representatives of the organization’s Fortune 1000 corporate members. The board election was held during the month of October 2016. The seven elected directors will join the fifteen-member NHCC Board of Directors for a two-year term that began on January 1, 2017 and will end on December 31, 2019. The new NHCC board members are as follows:
- Lupe Alcala, Assistant Vice President - Administrative Service, State Farm®
- Maruiel Perkins-Chavis, Workforce Engagement & Global Diversity, Marriott International, Inc.
- Tomas Leal, Inclusion Strategy Lead, R&D Strategy & Portfolio, GSK
- Terry Deas, Director & Outreach, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (Chair-Elect)
- Maria C. Palacios, Strategic Public Outreach - Community Relations, Williams
- Manny Santos, Divisional Vice President, PR Newswire
- Brian K. Hall, Manager, Supplier Diversity & Outreach, Small Business Officer, Shell
NHCC corporate membership is open to all Fortune 1000 and S & P 500 companies interested in maximizing their respective Hispanic market opportunity. Companies who join NHCC as corporate members find a great return of value in their annual membership. Among the key reasons why companies join NHCC as corporate members include access to member-only materials researched and developed by NHCC and its corporate partners, as well as brand recognition and affiliation with Fortune 1000 corporations connected with the Hispanic Community.
About NHCC: Founded in 1985, NHCC is a unique membership organization comprised of Fortune 1000 corporations providing leading-edge corporate best practices, research and network opportunities for the benefit of its corporate members. NHCC is the premier resource on effectively maximizing the Hispanic market opportunity through marketing, community relations, human resources, and procurement within the foundation of corporate social responsibility. To learn more about NHCC visit us at www.nhcchq.org. Follow us on Twitter @NHCCorg