WASHINGTON, May 14, 2019 – The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is pleased to announce its 2019 class of the HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ (YHCA). These forty leaders were selected through a competitive nominations process and participated in a five-day leadership training program from May 3-7, 2019, at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. On May 7, the HACR YHCA Class of 2019 was recognized at the HACR Awards and Recognition Dinner, sponsored by Altria, Carnival Corporation & plc, MGM Resorts International, and Nationwide. Altria was the Host Sponsor of the HACR YHCA.
“Building and training a robust pipeline of diverse talent is going to be crucial for the future success of Corporate America,” said HACR President & CEO, Cid Wilson. “The HACR YHCA program not only helps companies identify their high potential talent, but gives that talent the necessary skills to take their companies to the next level and further elevate the power of Hispanic inclusion.”
Now in its 13th year, the HACR YHCA program was created to recognize young Hispanic 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.
“This never gets old! Every year, I look forward to the HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ awards, which highlight the abundance of Latino talent in Corporate America,” said Claudia Baltazar Mills, 2016 HACR YHCA Alum and senior manager in Transformation for Altria. “Altria is proud to sponsor the HACR YHCA program and its effort to develop the next generation of Hispanic leaders.”
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 2019 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ are:
Jose Aguayo, UPS
Alejandro Arango-Escalante, American Family Insurance
Jon Barragan, Altria
Fred Bendaña, Express Scripts Company
Milinda Julia Benitez Rose, Kroger
Dominic Bueno, Leidos, Inc.
Milton Cardoso, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Harold Castro, Walmart
Margarita Conry, Wells Fargo
Yuri Cuervo, Johnson & Johnson
Desiree Dare, Walmart
Omar De Leon, ExxonMobil Corporation
Norma Dominguez, Wells Fargo
Juan Fiallo, ManpowerGroup
Elena Finnegan, General Electric
Tomas Flier, Google
Carla Freitas Renfield-Miller, Citibank
Anselmo Gallegos, General Motors
Carlos Gonzalez Jr., Chevron Corporation
Anthony Grose, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
John Hernandez, Hormel Foods
Nicole Herrera, Google
Jessica Hitt, TIAA
Janine Jansen, S&P Global
Milton Martinez, General Motors
Diego Martinez, Microsoft
Rita Mas Ramirez, Boston Scientific
Beatris Mendez-Gandica, Microsoft
Andrea Mon, Rockwell Automation
Andres Moreno, Capital One
Jason Padua, SunTrust
Pepe Palafox, GE Aviation
Violeta Perez, Intel Corporation
Abner Rodriguez, Ally Bank
Andres Romero, Campbell Soup Company
Mayra Romero, McDonald’s
Esteban Sanchez, Johnson & Johnson
Jasdomin Santana, JPMorgan Chase
Mauricio Sousa, Intel Corporation
Misty Starr Fernandez, Georgia Power Company
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.