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HISPA Participates at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico (September 2007)

Sponsored by Teleperformance (www.teleperformancemex.com) and Camera Mundi, Inc. (www.spanisheducationalresources.com), HISPA’s President, Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, Alejandro Figueiras, (HISPA EVP Business Development) and Tere Cintron (HISPA EVP Strategic Planning) attended the USHCC 28th Convention. This event served as a venue for HISPA to identify key leaders within the Latino community that will enable HISPA’s vision to become a reality.

They met the President and CEO of the USHCC Foundation, Frank Lopez and the USHCC Chairman, David Lizarrraga. They had the opportunity to learn about various mentorship and educational initiatives for Latinos and other minorities across the US, for examples: The Role Model Program (www.therolemodelprogram.org) and Microsoft Outreach Program for girls, DigiGirlz, (www.microsoft.com/digigirlz). In addition, Dr. Diaz-Claisse established contact with Ivette Zurita, Senior Account Executive for Edelman and President of HPRA, Hispanic Public Relations Associaton (www.hpra-usa.org), a Latino Professional Organization, and discussed HPRA interest in HISPA’s initiatives.

The HISPA team enjoyed interactions with many old friends such as Marie Long, AT&T, Jose Pineiro, Microsoft, Luis Diaz, USHAA, Jose Marquez, LISTA, Martin Ruiz, QuePasa, and Cid Wilson, DANR. HISPA also established contact with Victor Capellan, DANR President and NY school Principal, Dennis King, Executive Director Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley, Carlos Sandoval, VP Recruiting Diversity Strategist for Wachovia, Gerardo Estevane Marketing Director for Teleperformance among many others! Our HISPA leaders were honored to be among so many impressive Latino role models and the HISPA team congratulates USHCC for a wonderful convention.