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Commercial Metals Company CEO Joe Alvarado to Join USHCC CEO Panel Series

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today that Joe Alvarado, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Commercial Metals Company, will join the USHCC's "CEO Panel Series: A Dialogue with Corporate Leaders" during its 2014 National Convention on September 22nd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alvarado will be joined by Scott Anderson, CEO of Zions Bank, Jonathan Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Overstock.com, and Steve Clemons, Editor-At-Large of The Atlantic Magazine, who will serve as moderator.

The USHCC CEO Panel Series brings together industry leaders from diverse sectors to engage in a candid, revealing, and informative discussion on management style, leadership philosophies, business best practices, and their outlook on competitiveness in today's global market. Prior panelists include Edward Rust, Chairman & CEO of State Farm, Tim Leiweke, CEO of AEG, George Halvorson, Chairman & CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television and Matt Rose, Chairman of BNSF Railways.

"It is an honor and a pleasure to have Joe Alvarado participate in this year's CEO Panel Series. Mr. Alvarado is the consummate American businessman, rising through the ranks in corporate America to his position at one of the leading metal and steel manufacturing companies in the country," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "With nearly three decades of senior-level experience in a major industry, Joe brings an extensive understanding of today's ever-changing global economy; his insight is sure to benefit all who attend."

Commercial Metals Company, headquartered in Irving, Texas, is a Fortune 500 global steel and metals recycling, manufacturing, fabricating, and trading enterprise, with 200 locations in more than 20 countries, employing over 10,000 people. Committed to environmental responsibility, Commercial Metals Company values customer service, commitment to employees, community involvement and volunteerism. As of the third quarter of 2014, the company has seen 11 consecutive quarters of growth.

"As President & CEO of Commercial Metals Company, a Fortune 500 corporation founded in 1915, Joe Alvarado has been a transformative figure in the metal and steel manufacturing industry," said USHCC Chairman Marc Rodriguez. "Success in our changing global market requires innovation and know-how, qualities that are evident in Mr. Alvarado. We look forward to him sharing those with us during the CEO Panel Series."

Joe Alvarado has been the CEO of Commercial Metals Company since September of 2011, its President since April of 2011, and Chairman of the Board since 2012. Under his leadership, the company's operating and financial performance was improved, and was able to recover from the 2008 recession. Joe Alvarado has over 25 years of senior-level experience in operations, sales and marketing, finance, corporate development and international business.

For more information about the USHCC National Convention in Salt Lake City and the CEO Panel please 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.

For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.

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CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Associate Director of Communications 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce