USHCC Names Monica Lozano "Businesswoman of the Year"

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today that Monica Lozano, Chairwoman of the Board for U.S. Hispanic Media, Inc., will receive the 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award at the USHCC's National Convention on September 23 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Each year, the USHCC recognizes a female executive whose outstanding leadership, pioneering spirit, social and economic contributions exemplify the best of America's business community.

"Monica certainly represents the very best of America's business community. Her three decades of trailblazing work in both the public and private sectors, abounds with examples of transformative leadership," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "From heading some of the nation's largest and most successful Hispanic media companies, to giving a voice to the Hispanic community, and serving on President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Monica has left her mark on American commerce, culture, and history. That is why we are proud to recognize her as the 2014 Businesswoman of the year."

Under Lozano's leadership, ImpreMedia LLC. expanded into new markets, products and lines of business including lifestyle publications; entertainment and sports magazines and websites; and a commercial publishing division..

"I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce", stated Lozano. "The USHCC has championed the contributions of our business community to the overall economic health and prosperity of America and I am proud to be associated with such an effective organization and its members."

Today, Lozano is widely regarded as one of the most influential Latinas in the country and is a member of the board of directors of Bank of America, the Walt Disney Company, the University of Southern California, the Weingart Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

"Our Businesswoman of the Year award has become a proud tradition of the USHCC, and we are thrilled to have Monica serve as the standard bearer for Latina entrepreneurs in America," said USHCC Chairman Marc Rodriguez. "We look forward to commemorating all her achievements, and celebrating her future successes."

To learn more about the USHCC National Convention, visit www.ushccconvention.com.

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 Associate Director of Communications 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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