Richard Saenz is the executive sponsor at BP for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and for the Hispanic mentoring program. He is also one of the executive sponsors for the BP STEM high school outreach program. The annual SHPE conference is one of the important recruiting and outreach efforts for BP, and Saenz works with Hispanic engineers to represent the company. These professionals recruit students for careers at BP , lead workshops to help develop career skills, and speak about pursuing engineering careers. This experience gives BP engineers the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and build Hispanic networks, while supporting our diversity and inclusion agenda. Saenz has spent the last 12 years as a community volunteer and head coach for many youth athletic programs and has been a visible minority role model to hundreds of children over the years, not only by teaching them athletics, but more importantly, by imparting life and leadership skills.