Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), recognized 34 corporate leaders at the 2017 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ (YHCA) Awards & Reception, after participating in a four-day leadership development program. Hosted once again by Altria Group, the program was held on April 29 - May 2, at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.
“Altria is proud to sponsor the HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ program,” said Claudia Baltazar Mills, 2016 HACR YHCA Alum and Associate Manager of Communications for Altria Group Distribution Company. “Today’s HACR YHCA award recipients’ academic and career achievements demonstrate the caliber of corporate America’s Hispanic leadership pipelines.”
Now in its 11th year, the HACR YHCA program was created to recognize young executives in Corporate America who have shown leadership qualities at their respective companies along with a proven commitment to the Hispanic community, and are leading the way in establishing a new standard of excellence in Corporate America.
“HACR understands that a company’s success will rely on building a robust pipeline of diverse talent,” said Cid Wilson, HACR President & CEO. “The HACR YHCA program is instrumental in helping companies identify their high potential talent to further elevate the power of Hispanic inclusion.”
To qualify for the HACR YHCA program, candidates must be of Hispanic origin, between the ages of 25-40 at the time the award is received, and must also be employed at Fortune 500 and/or HACR Corporate Member company.
The 2017 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ are:
• Gabriel "Gabe" Aguilar, Chevron
• David Richard Cavazos III, Fannie Mae
• Sara Colunga Quigley, Altria Group
• Angela De Hoyos Hart, General Motors Co.
• Naty Figueroa, BP America Corporation
• Renee Garcia, PNC Bank
• Nelda Garza, General Electric
• Betsy Gracia-Vega, Wyndham Worldwide
• Xochitl A. Leon, Wells Fargo & Company
• Carlos G. Lopez, Northrop Grumman
• Jorge L. Lopez, Bristol-Meyers Squibb
• Juan Carlos "JC" Lopez, Cisco
• Yeny Malaver, SunTrust Bank
• Veronica Martinez, Cisco
• Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman
• Hansel M. Monroy, Ford Motor Company
• Johnny Montes, Bank of America Corporation
• Robert Montoya, State Farm
• Jessica Moreno, General Motors Co.
• Jonathan Munro, Wells Fargo & Company
• Jenina G. Nuñez, McDonald’s Corporation
• Joaquin M. Nuño-Whelan, General Motors Co.
• Hilary D. Payne, Ball Corporation
• Juan Jose Perez, Nationwide
• Diego Rejtman, Microsoft
• Eric J. Rodriguez, Intel
• Vanessa B. Rodriguez, TD Bank
• Verika Rodriguez, Johnson & Johnson
• Mariela Sanchez, Delta Air Lines
• Jackie Sierra, Altria Group
• Gabriel Tassain, Capital One Financial
• Daniel Torres, Union Pacific Railroad
• Leslie Wade, Dell
• Adilka Indhira White, UPS
• Gerardo Zuñiga Guerra, Medtronic PLC
Click here to watch a video recap of this year’s program.
To learn more about the HACR YHCA program, please click here.
Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 14 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. To that end, HACR focuses on four areas of corporate social responsibility and market reciprocity: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.