USHCC to Present Mickey Ibarra with Inaugural Community Champion Award

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to present Mickey Ibarra with its inaugural "Community Champion Award." The award will be given during the USHCC's 2014 Legislative Summit. The Community Champion Award is granted to an individual whose career and deeds highlight the importance of mentorship, philanthropy and advocacy. Mickey, a United States Army veteran, former Special Assistant to President Clinton, and White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, is now the President of the Ibarra Strategy Group, a government relations and public affairs firm in Washington, D.C.

"The USHCC is proud to give this recognition to a nationally-renowned leader, Mr. Mickey Ibarra. Mickey has devoted his life to public service, and is a living testament to one of our association's own core values: 'success with a conscience'. Mickey's personal story is one of resilience and service to others, and thanks to his efforts, countless Hispanic youth can aspire to positions of leadership and influence," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez.

Mr. Ibarra is the Founder and Chairman of the Latino Leaders Network, a non-profit organization focused on bringing leaders together by cultivating relationships and encouraging prominent figures to openly discuss issues that impact the Latino community and America in general.

The luncheon will feature Democratic leaders in Congress and the Administration who will discuss their efforts to advance pro-business policy. The USHCC welcomes bipartisan dialogue from our nation's top political leaders. This year's luncheon serves as a platform for members of both parties to engage the Hispanic business community and discuss the work Congress has done to support American enterprises.

About the 2014 Legislative Summit

The Legislative Summit is the USHCC's premier advocacy event, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to meet, engage and join forces with business leaders, corporate executives, legislative and policy experts, as well as elected and appointed government officials. This event provides USHCC members - corporate partners, Hispanic businesses, our network of local chambers and business associations - the opportunity to benefit from our exceptional working relationships with members of Congress and White House administrations to discuss legislative policies impacting business. This year's Summit will offer more networking events, training opportunities, workshops, roundtable discussions, procurement matchmaking sessions with federal agencies, and the chance to meet with your congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.

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