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USHCC Congratulates Jay Shipowitz on Appointment to Chairman of Back on My Feet

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulates Jay Shipowitz, Chief Executive Officer of ACE Cash Express, on his new appointment as Chairman of the National Board of Directors for Back on My Feet. Back on My Feet is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the self-sufficiency and empowerment of the homeless through running, financial literacy, and job search skills.

"With Jay Shipowitz at the helm, ACE Cash Express has operated as a leading retailer of financial services and an outstanding corporate citizen to communities nationwide," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "As a servant leader who is always willing to help others, the USHCC is proud to call Jay Shipowitz our friend. We are pleased to see him as Chairman of Back on My Feet, and look forward to witnessing the impact of his leadership on this organization and the many Americans being helped through its programs."

Founded in 2007, Back on My Feet uses running to help the homeless gain confidence that will change the trajectory of their lives. Operating in 11 cities nationwide, participants in the program are given access to self-sufficiency programs such as financial literacy and job-search skills, along with aid in finding permanent housing. Through the organization's programming, 46% of participants have found employment, housing, or both.

Jay Shipowitz has served on the National Board of Directors of Back on My Feet for the last three and a half years. Under his leadership, ACE Cash Express has provided the program's participants with financial literacy training through the ACE Financial Fitness curriculum.

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