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USHCC Applauds HP's Newest Selection of Brian Tippens as Chief Diversity Officer

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) commends HP, a leading American technology corporation, for appointing Brian Tippens as the company's Chief Diversity Officer. A staunch advocate of America's minority-owned businesses, Mr. Tippens has served on numerous advisory councils within the USHCC, and continues to play a critical role in advancing procurement opportunities for Hispanic enterprises.

"The USHCC is thrilled to see Brian Tippens – a leading professional in the world of corporate diversity and inclusion – advance into this decisive role," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "We applaud HP for appointing Brian to this post, and believe he is the best candidate for this critically important position. As Chief Diversity Officer, Mr. Tippens will bring an unmatched degree of passion, pragmatism, and performance to HP's already successful diversity initiatives."

Prior to his recent appointment, Mr. Tippens was HP's Director of Sustainability and Integrated Facilities Management, where he presided over a multibillion dollar initiative geared toward introducing and implementing the company's supplier development and sustainability strategies worldwide. Tippens also helped lead HP's global supplier diversity program, which provides contracting opportunities to minority-owned businesses looking to expand into the international market.

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.

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CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar USHCC Communications Manager 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce