2017 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ Class


34 Hispanic corporate leaders participated in the leadership development program; recognized for their leadership in the community and respective corporations

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), recognized 34 corporate leaders at the 2017 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ (YHCA) Awards & Reception, after participating in a four-day leadership development program. Hosted once again by Altria Group, the program was held on April 29 – May 2, at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.

“Altria is proud to sponsor the HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ program,” said Claudia Baltazar Mills, 2016 HACR YHCA Alum and Associate Manager of Communications for Altria Group Distribution Company. “Today’s HACR YHCA award recipients’ academic and career achievements demonstrate the caliber of corporate America’s Hispanic leadership pipelines.”

Now in its 11th year, the HACR YHCA program was created to recognize young executives in Corporate America who have shown leadership qualities at their respective companies along with a proven commitment to the Hispanic community, and are leading the way in establishing a new standard of excellence in Corporate America.

“HACR understands that a company’s success will rely on building a robust pipeline of diverse talent,” said Cid Wilson, HACR President & CEO. “The HACR YHCA program is instrumental in helping companies identify their high potential talent to further elevate the power of Hispanic inclusion.”

To qualify for the HACR YHCA program, candidates must be of Hispanic origin, between the ages of 25-40 at the time the award is received, and must also be employed at Fortune 500 and/or HACR Corporate Member company.

The 2017 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ are:

Gabriel “Gabe” Aguilar, Chevron

David Richard Cavazos III, Fannie Mae

Sara Colunga Quigley, Altria Group

Angela De Hoyos Hart, General Motors Co.

Naty Figueroa, BP America Corporation

Renee Garcia, PNC Bank

Nelda Garza, General Electric

Betsy Gracia-Vega, Wyndham Worldwide

Xochitl A. Leon, Wells Fargo & Company

Carlos G. Lopez, Northrop Grumman

Jorge L. Lopez, Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Juan Carlos “JC” Lopez, Cisco

Yeny Malaver, SunTrust Bank

Veronica Martinez, Cisco

Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman

Hansel M. Monroy, Ford Motor Company

Johnny Montes, Bank of America Corporation

Robert Montoya, State Farm

Jessica Moreno, General Motors Co.

Jonathan Munro, Wells Fargo & Company

Jenina G. Nuñez, McDonald’s Corporation

Joaquin M. Nuño-Whelan, General Motors Co.

Hilary D. Payne, Ball Corporation

Juan Jose Perez, Nationwide

Diego Rejtman, Microsoft

Eric J. Rodriguez, Intel

Vanessa B. Rodriguez, TD Bank

Verika Rodriguez, Johnson & Johnson

Mariela Sanchez, Delta Air Lines

Jackie Sierra, Altria Group

Gabriel Tassain, Capital One Financial

Daniel Torres, Union Pacific Railroad

Leslie Wade, Dell

Adilka Indhira White, UPS

Gerardo Zuñiga Guerra, Medtronic PLC

To learn more about the HACR YHCA program, please contactprograms@hacr.org