USHCC Congratulates Coca-Cola's Peter Villegas

WASHINGTON, DC,, Nov. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) applauds Peter Villegas, Vice President of Latin Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company, for being named to Hispanic Executive's 2015 Top 10 Líderes List.

Hispanic Executive's Top 10 Líderes List celebrates Latinos who exemplify leadership and innovation in the business arena by shaking up the global marketplace, raising the bar, and serving as role models for other Latinos. Previous honorees include USHCC board member, Mariano Legaz, formerly with Verizon; Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino; Jorge Mas of MasTec; actress Eva Longoria; and Roberto Llamas of Univision.

"We are delighted that Peter Villegas has been honored by Hispanic Executive for his brilliant leadership and commitment to the Hispanic community. For over twenty years, Peter has vigorously championed diverse communities, working with some of the most recognized brands in the world," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "We couldn't be more grateful to have Peter's support and guidance as the Legislative Chair on our Board of Directors. The USHCC looks forward to continuing to serve America's Hispanic businesses alongside Peter and The Coca Cola Company."

"This recognition is a testament to Peter's unwavering support, strategic vision, and hard work throughout his career at Washington Mutual, JP Morgan Chase, and now, at The Coca Cola Company," said USHCC Chairman Raymond Arroyo. "He is a model businessman dedicated to unlocking the full potential of the Hispanic community. We are thrilled to congratulate him for this well-deserved recognition."

"I am proud to have been recognized by Hispanic Executive—a publication dedicated to uniting and highlighting leaders in our community," said Peter Villegas. "This honor is particularly meaningful in light of my involvement with the USHCC and I look forward to supporting their mission for years to come."

Peter Villegas serves as the Vice President of Latin Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, Villegas establishes and manages the execution of local, regional and national strategies that position The Coca-Cola Company as a leading corporate citizen in the U.S. Hispanic community.

Villegas also serves on the USHCC Board of Directors as its Legislative Chair. In 2012, he was recognized with the association's Corporate Advocate of the Year Award, which recognizes an executive who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to championing the cause of Hispanic Business Enterprises and has worked tirelessly to advance the mission of the USHCC.

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 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $661 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 250 major corporations.

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