USHCC Congratulates Nina Vaca on Joining Inaugural Members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulates Nina Vaca -- USHCC Chairman Emeritus and CEO & Founder of Pinnacle Technical Resources -- on being appointed to the inaugural Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE), a group of successful American business professionals who have committed to sharing their time, energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The inaugural members of PAGE are:

  • Nina Vaca, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Technical Resources
  • Tory Burch, Chief Executive Officer, Tory Burch
  • Rich Barton, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Zillow
  • Steve Case, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Revolution
  • Helen Greiner, Chief Executive Officer, CyPhyWorks
  • Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
  • Quincy Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Quincy Jones Productions
  • Salman Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Khan Academy
  • Daphne Koller, Co-Founder and President, Coursera
  • Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chobani
  • Alexa von Tobel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LearnVest

"The USHCC is proud to have its very own Nina Vaca – a quintessential, consummate American business woman – take the world stage as an ambassador of American enterprise," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "Nina's entrepreneurial spirit and proven business acumen have served our organization — and America — as an inspiring illustration of the impact of our nation's immigrant and women entrepreneurs. The USHCC is confident that in this new capacity, Nina will demonstrate her proven track record of effective leadership and collaboration, as she serves alongside some of the world's top business executives, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. State Department, and the White House. The USHCC looks forward to supporting Nina -- and the PAGE initiative -- on this critically important effort."

"Beyond generating tremendous economic and employment benefits at home, our entrepreneurial spirit is also one of America's greatest exports. Not only are our entrepreneurs broadly recognized and admired, but all over the world countries are eager to replicate American practices of embracing and learning from failure; networking, teaching, and encouraging creativity; and creating entrepreneur-friendly regulatory environments. Through their work, the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship will seek to increase the number of successful startups in the U.S. and around the globe, spurring economic growth and job creation," said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

President Obama announced plans to form this committee, to be chaired by Secretary Pritzker, last October during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Members have agreed to participate in an ongoing dialogue with policy makers globally to discuss how to create an environment where creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can grow and thrive. They will also participate in outreach and mentorship activities to help promote start-up culture, and energize their own personal and professional networks to challenge and inspire budding entrepreneurs and raise awareness of the many resources available to them.

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