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USHCC Congratulates Pinnacle on Being Named America's Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned Company

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulates Pinnacle Group Chairman & CEO Nina Vaca, on being recognized as the fastest-growing woman-owned company in the United States, according to the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO).

Pinnacle Group is an acclaimed information technology services provider to large corporations and government entities. Under Vaca's leadership, Pinnacle Group has become one of the largest and fastest growing firms in its industry with a combined 16 listings in the Inc. 500/5000 and Staffing Industry Analysts lists of fastest growing firms. The company operates throughout the U.S. and Canada is on pace to deliver over $1 billion in revenue.

"The USHCC applauds Nina Vaca and Pinnacle Group on this groundbreaking achievement. Nina is the consummate business leader who represents the very best of American enterprise. Her story is an inspiration, illustrating to all women that they too can defy the odds, overcome obstacles, and achieve unparalleled success in any profession of their choosing," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "We are proud to stand beside Nina and Pinnacle Group, as one of our most prominent Hispanic Business Enterprises, and look forward to supporting the company's exponential growth for years to come."

Each year the Women Presidents' Organization, in partnership with American Express Global Corporate Payments, ranks the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies. Nominations are open to global entry and are judged according to the company's absolute and percentage growth. Applicants must be privately held and must have achieved revenues of at least $500,000 in 2010 and $2 million by 2014.

"I am honored to receive this recognition from the Women Presidents' Organization – an institution devoted to inspiring, endorsing, and empowering women entrepreneurs. While our work is far from complete, more women are rising through the ranks, earning a seat at the table, and leading our nation during a time of unparalleled innovation and economic vitality," said Pinnacle Group CEO & Founder Nina Vaca. "I am proud to be a member of the USHCC and the WPO - two outspoken advocates for women leaders. With their support, Pinnacle Group will continue to provide quality services to our partners, our customers, and to the communities we serve."

Vaca is Chairman Emeritus of the USHCC and also serves as Chairman of the USHCC Foundation. She leads the USHCC's At the Table initiative, which is dedicated to the advancement of women business leaders in the U.S. Vaca also serves as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) by the White House and works alongside the Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to inspire entrepreneurship worldwide.

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses that contribute nearly $500 billion dollars per year to the U.S. economy. The USHCC serves as an umbrella organization to more than 200 local Hispanic chambers of commerce and business associations nationwide and partners with over 240 major corporations throughout the U.S.

About the USHCC Foundation

The mission of the USHCC Foundation is to provide life-long learning to Hispanic entrepreneurs through initiatives and educational campaigns designed to awaken their entrepreneurial spirit. The Foundation leverages corporate and public support to ensure that existing and aspiring entrepreneurs gain access to and achieve success in the world of business.

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