USHCC Congratulates Marcos Ronquillo on Joining the Smithsonian Latino Center's National Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) proudly congratulates Marcos Ronquillo (J.D.), Managing Partner at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., on his new appointment to the Smithsonian Latino Center's (SLC) National Board of Directors. Ronquillo joins a diverse board of corporate executives, national leaders, and prominent philanthropists responsible for advising the SLC and collectively exploring innovative ways to promote Latino culture and history. Ronquillo, the former Chairman of the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, brings more than 30 years of legal expertise in both the public and private sectors to his new appointment.

"The USHCC is proud of Mr. Ronquillo's latest accomplishment, and commends the Smithsonian Institution for appointing this distinguished professional to its Latino Center's board of directors," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "Mr. Ronquillo has a laudable record as a public servant, renowned attorney, and philanthropist. His success extends beyond his professional achievements and into his tireless work and personal mission of giving back to the Hispanic — and other emerging communities — both on a local and national level."

Ronquillo was the former President of the Dallas Mexican American Bar Association, and has received numerous recognitions for his many years of service, including the National Spirit of Excellence Award by the American Bar Association. Prior to serving on the SLC's National Board, Ronquillo served as a member of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority and the Children's Medical Center. He received his law degree from George Washington University, National Law Center in Washington, D.C. after graduating from the University of Notre Dame.

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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: Valentina Pereda USHCC Director of Communications 202-489-2932Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce