WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last week, HispanicBusiness Inc. recognized USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez among the top 50 most influential Hispanics of 2013. The list honors members of the Hispanic community who serve as our nation's leading political figures, business leaders, government officials, celebrities and heads of non-profit organizations, all of whom have made significant contributions in their respective industries and fields.
In addition to leading the USHCC, Javier Palomarez was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Business by the Department of Commerce. He also serves on the FCC Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Advisory Board, and is a member of Comcast NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. Additionally, Palomarez also serves on the Senate Taskforce on Corporate Diversity and Inclusion and is a director of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR).
"We are honored that HispanicBusiness has recognized Javier Palomarez for his visionary leadership and devotion to America's small business community," said Marc Rodriguez, Chairman of the USHCC. "From partnering with the White House to host the first-ever Hispanic business leaders' forum, to urging Congress to recognize the economic imperative of immigration reform, and introducing corporate executives to our Hispanic business enterprises, which number over 3.1 million and combined, contribute over $468 billion to the American economy every year, Mr. Palomarez has leveraged the influence of our organization to further mainstream the story of America's Hispanic entrepreneur."
Mr. Palomarez has appeared on Latino Leaders Magazine's "Top 101 Most Influential" list, and was named one of the "75 Most Influential Hispanics" and "Top 100 Green CEOs" by Poder Magazine. Last year, Palomarez was among British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) "Ten Latinos Who Made History in 2012."
Click here to view HispanicBusiness Inc.'s complete "50 Influentials" list.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3.1 million Hispanic owned businesses nationwide that contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.USHCC.com
CONTACT: Valentina Pereda USHCC Director of Communications 202-489-2932Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce