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USHCC Announces Featured Speakers at 2015 National Convention

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce the featured speakers for the organization's National Convention taking place on September 20-22 in Houston, Texas.

The USHCC National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. This premier event affords excellent opportunities for all participants to build and strengthen meaningful partnerships across the Hispanic business community. Thousands of top corporate executives, successful business owners, entrepreneurs, chamber leaders and national political figures will join the USHCC to celebrate America's burgeoning Hispanic enterprises.

"The USHCC is thrilled to host a truly national discussion at our 2015 Convention about the promising future of the American economy and the dynamic and growing role of the Hispanic business community in ensuring that success. The scale of this year's convention, along with the breadth and depth of topics and speakers is unprecedented," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "We are excited to be joined by influential American leaders such as 2016 Republican presidential candidate Governor Jeb Bush; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro; Texas Governor Greg Abbott; Chairman & President of BP America, John Minge; President & CEO of Sprint Marcelo Claure; Tom Greco, CEO of Frito-Lay; and Chairman & CEO of BBVA Compass, Manolo Sanchez."

Signature events of the USHCC National Convention include the Million Dollar Club (MDC), which recognizes companies that invest $25 million to $1 billion in contracting with Hispanic-owned businesses; the HBE Elite Luncheon, which pays tribute to the largest Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBE) in America; the ERG Summit, the only event of its kind, which brings together the Employee Resource Groups (ERG) of over 100 corporations looking to increase diversity, develop talent, and recruit the best and brightest employees; and the CEO Panel, a candid, revealing, and informative discussion with iconic American CEOs about management style, leadership philosophy and the economic outlook in today's global market.

This year's National Convention attendees will hear from CEOs, business executives, Governors, Congressional leaders, Presidential cabinet members, Mayors, and more. Featured speakers include:

THE HONORABLE GREG ABBOTT
Governor, State of Texas

THE HONORABLE BOB BUCKHORN
Mayor, City of Tampa

JEB BUSH
43rd Governor, State of Florida

THE HONORABLE JOAQUIN CASTRO
Congressman, United States House of Representatives

THE HONORABLE JULIAN CASTRO
Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

STEVE CLEMONS
Washington Editor-At-Large, The Atlantic

MARCELO CLAURE
President & CEO, Sprint

THE HONORABLE JOHN CORNYN
Majority Whip, United States Senate

AMBASSADOR ALEJANDRO ESTIVILL
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Mexico to the US

TOM GRECO
CEO, Frito-Lay North America

RENU KHATOR
President, University of Houston

JOHN MINGÉ
Chairman & President, BP America, Inc

THE HONORABLE MIKE RAWLINGS
Mayor, City of Dallas

MANUEL "MANOLO" SANCHEZ
Chairman & CEO, BBVA Compass

THE HONORABLE IVY R. TAYLOR
Mayor, City of San Antonio

With thousands of guests each year, the USHCC National Convention serves as a premier networking venue, bringing together major U.S. corporate executives, public officials, chamber leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to establish strategic, long-lasting partnerships with the Hispanic business community.

To learn more about the 2015 National Convention, visit www.ushcc.com/convention.

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.
For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.

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