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USHCC Congratulates Nina Vaca on Appointment to Cinemark, Inc. Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulates Nina Vaca, USHCC Chairman Emeritus, on her appointment to the Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Board of Directors. Vaca, who currently serves as a director of Kohl's Corporation and Comerica Bank, is the first woman director of Cinemark.

Nina Vaca is the Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc., an award-winning information technology services provider to Fortune 500 companies. Under Vaca's leadership, Pinnacle has become one of the largest firms in its industry, with several thousand consultants across the United States and Canada and more than $650 million in annual revenues.

"The USHCC applauds Chairman Lee Roy Mitchell and the Cinemark leadership for appointing Ms. Vaca to its Board of Directors," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "As a an accomplished executive and global ambassador for business, Ms. Vaca represents American enterprise at its finest. Her success not only inspires America's Hispanic, immigrant, and women entrepreneurs, but serves as a model for aspiring entrepreneurs around the world. Ms. Vaca's advice and counsel to the USHCC is indispensable, and we are confident she will make an immediate impact on the board of Cinemark, one of the most iconic international names in entertainment."

Vaca has also represented the U.S. in several international leadership forums, including the German Marshall Memorial Fellowship program and the British-American Project. In April 2014, she was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by President Barack Obama, and joined Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker as a business delegate to Ghana.

"This appointment is truly historic – it demonstrates how major US corporations are eager to seize the diverse talents of our nation's minority business men and women," Palomarez continued. "In her appointment to a third corporate board, Ms. Vaca is proving once again that our community is becoming a defining feature in the changing face of America; one that is earning its way into the mainstream through hard work, ingenuity, and meaningful contributions. We look forward to supporting Ms. Vaca's work, both at home and abroad."

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 $486 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 240 major corporations.

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