WASHINGTON, January 18, 2019 – The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is pleased to announce the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) has joined HACR as its newest coalition member organization effective January 1, 2019. SHPE is the nation’s largest and most influential organization representing Hispanic professionals in the STEM industries. Raquel Tamez, president & CEO of SHPE, will serve on the HACR board of directors.
“The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is an outstanding addition to the HACR familia and we’re excited to have the presence of SHPE as our newest coalition member,” said Cid Wilson, president & CEO of HACR. “SHPE and its national programs for young STEM professionals compliment the work of HACR, our research institute, and our executive programs. As Corporate America becomes increasingly STEM-dependent, from the entry level positions to the corporate board, we want to be sure that Hispanics are included at all levels within Corporate America.”
“On behalf of the HACR board of directors, we welcome the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers as our newest coalition member and look forward to the contributions of Raquel Tamez to our board,” said Mary Ann Gomez Orta, chair of the HACR board of directors. “The addition of SHPE will make a positive difference to HACR especially as we advance Hispanic inclusion in industries with a strong reliance on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).”
“As the nation’s largest STEM-focused membership organization for Hispanics, we are honored to join the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility as its newest coalition member,” said Raquel Tamez, president & CEO of SHPE. “I look forward to making a positive difference on the HACR board of directors on behalf of SHPE and the tens of thousands of members whom we represent around the country. Like many industries in Corporate America, Hispanics are underrepresented in the STEM fields. Together, we can make a positive difference to grow the presence of Hispanics in Corporate America, including the C-suite and corporate boards.”
Since 1974, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) has been changing lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and impact
the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and professional development. We are a national organization with over 10,000 student and professional members and more than 225 chapters throughout the nation and in countries outside the U.S. SHPE’s educational programs and events directly serve tens of thousands each year representing a diverse Hispanic community, include: 1) children; 2) undergraduate and graduate students; and 3) academic and industry professionals.
Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is the nation’s leading corporate advocacy organization representing 12 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America in the areas of Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.