HACR Board of Directors Elects Three New Coalition Members

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) welcomes three new coalition members to its board of directors; the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI).

HACR coalition members work with more than 1,500 affiliate community-based organizations serving the Hispanic community in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including more than 450 institutions of higher learning. The expansion of the HACR board of directors will significantly enhance the work HACR has undertaken for the past 24 years, fortifying the power of the coalition and enlarging its constituency. The new members will strengthen awareness in the areas of Hispanic political advancement; increase the role of Hispanic women in the workplace; and increase Hispanic leadership, through graduate management education and professional development.

“It’s critical that organizations continuously look to improve themselves and search for members that are a strategic complement to their mission and vision. That’s why we’re so pleased to welcome these three highly regarded and well-respected organizations to the HACR family,” said Ignacio Salazar, HACR board chair and president & CEO of SER Jobs for Progress. “The new coalition members will help us build on HACR’s strength and provide a voice to Corporate America for the more than 50 million Hispanics in this country.”

A brief background on HACR’s newest coalition members:

· The National Hispana Leadership Institute was established in 1987 to address the underrepresentation of Latinas in the corporate, nonprofit and political arenas. NHLI is a national organization providing executive leadership programs for Latinas in the U.S.

· The National Society of Hispanic MBAs was created in 1988 and works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.

· The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute started in 1982 to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by empowering minorities and similarly disenfranchised groups by maximizing civic awareness and participation in the electoral process.

About the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility

HACR’s mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. HACR focuses on four areas of corporate responsibility and market reciprocity. They are: employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance.For more information on HACR, please visit www.hacr.org.