WASHINGTON, December 17, 2020 – The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) announces that Sylvia Pérez Cash will join the organization as senior vice president of operations, starting on January 4, 2021. Cash has over 15 years in nonprofit management, most recently as vice president of strategic programs and knowledge for United Way of Greater Cleveland, one of the largest chapters in the country.
In her role as SVP of operations, Cash will guide HACR’s programming and work with the CEO to create strategies that advance HACR’s mission. She will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of HACR’s operational processes and policies, including management of the programs, research, and human resources departments. She will also facilitate collaboration between programs and communications.
“We are excited to have Sylvia Pérez Cash join the HACR team as our new SVP of operations,” said Cid Wilson, president and CEO at HACR. “Her leadership expertise across the nonprofit sector and her passion for social responsibility will be major assets in executing our vision for a more inclusive Corporate America. She is a seasoned leader with a proven track record of operational accomplishments. We look forward to her contributions to our mission-driven work.”
“I celebrate and value racial and economic equity and social justice. I am thrilled to be joining HACR so I can directly align these passions with my operational skill sets,” said Cash. “I have a get-it-done mentality that I look forward to implementing in the areas of collaboration, change management, problem solving, and more.”
Prior to her role at United Way, Cash held executive leadership positions at the Cleveland Foundation, the largest grantmaking organization in Ohio, including chief of staff and vice president of governance and international affairs. She also been a board member of numerous organizations, most recently for Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, and Esperanza, Inc.
Cash holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and sociology from Columbia University and a master of public administration from Baruch College, City University of New York. She was a National Urban Fellow and Atlas Service Corps Fellow in Cleveland, OH, and Bogotá, Colombia, respectively. She is a member of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is the nation’s leading corporate advocacy organization representing 14 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. Through our corporate leadership advancement programs, Symposium best practice conferences, research initiatives, and public communications, HACR is illuminating The Power of Hispanic Inclusion™ throughout Corporate America.