The White House & America’s Top CEOs Headline NSHMBA’s Conference & Career Expo

Top Hispanic Talent, Entrepreneurs & Fortune 500 are Expected to Break Attendance Records!

 The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) will conduct its 22nd Annual Conference and Career Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center and Hilton Anaheim Hotel October 13-15. More than 8,000 Hispanic MBA professionals and students are expected to assemble for the nation’s largest career expo for Hispanic MBAs.

This year, NSHMBA and lead sponsors Sara Lee, United Technologies Corporation and the University of California Colleges of Business will foster the opportunity for high caliber Hispanic talent to participate in the leadership and career development programs offered by leading U.S. companies.

“This year NSHMBA delivers more value than ever with heavy-hitters from Corporate America’s C-suite, ” said Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is to accelerate the careers of Hispanic professionals, ensure corporations are able to recruit the finest talent and give entrepreneurs the resources they need to establish and grow their businesses.”

Conference headliners include:
The White House opens the Conference on Thursday, October 13, conducts the opening Executive Form session on Friday, October 14, and concludes the Conference with a Saturday session for entrepreneurs. Representatives from the following governmental entities will participate:

  • The Office of Public Engagement’s Domestic Policy, President’s Jobs and Business Councils
  • The Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
  • The Small Business Administration
  • The Commerce Department

Additional featured speakers include:

Sol Trujillo, the First Fortune 150 Hispanic CEO, headlines Wednesday’s CEO Reception and brings in his CEO colleagues to discuss the fast-track to the Board Room.

Marcus Buckingham, author of First Break All the Rules, and Go! Put Your Strengths to Work will deliver the keynote address Friday, October 14. Mr. Buckingham will share compelling insights about distinguishing between competent managers and exceptional leaders.

The Conference & Career Expo features several unique one-day opportunities for the local students, job seekers, professionals and executives seeking employment and career advancement opportunities. One-day passes are available for purchase for the following:

Professional Development Day, Thursday, October 13, offers workshops that teach the skills demanded by today’s market, including: career development, technology, leadership, marketing and strategy. The sessions are taught by leading corporate executives from: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Target Corp., Sears Holding Corp., Vanguard, Northwest Mutual and Pitney Bowes.

Career Management Center provides individuals with coaching from leading resume, career management and human resources experts in job search and career advancement. The Center is free to Conference attendees. The Center is open to the public only on Saturday, October 15.

Entrepreneurship Series, Saturday, October 15, is led by industry leaders and features a three-session series that teaches participants the key components of building a successful enterprise including: Generating an Innovative Business Idea; Funding the New Venture, Access to Capital and Leveraging Social Media for Entrepreneurial Success.

About The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the “Premier Hispanic Organization,” NSHMBA serves 36 chapters and nearly 10,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA schools through scholarships, awareness programs and mentorship; enhance career management opportunities for Hispanic MBAs from school to leadership positions, through job placement and world class professional development; to be the partner of choice for organizations seeking to hire and develop Hispanic talent; and recruit and retain as life-long members a majority of Hispanic MBAs. For more information visit www.nshmba.org.

LEAD CONFERENCE SPONSORS:
Sara Lee Corporation
Each and every day, Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) delights millions of consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the world’s best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food and beverage brands, including Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee and Senseo. Collectively, our brands generate nearly $9 billion in annual net sales from continuing operations. Sara Lee has approximately 20,000 employees in its continuing operations worldwide. Please visit www.saralee.com  for the latest news and in-depth information about Sara Lee and its brands.

United Technologies Corporation
United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX] provides energy efficient products and services to aerospace and building industries. UTC’s products include Carrier heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells. In 2011, INROADS named UTC the largest provider of corporate internships for the fourth year in a row, and DiversityBusiness.com ranked UTC 12th on the list of “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities.” UTC has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since the indexes began in 1999, and was named the “greenest” aerospace & defense company by Newsweek in 2010. To learn more, visit www.UTC.com.

University of California
The University of California, recognized worldwide for its academic distinction, includes more than 235,000 students, 186,000 faculty and staff, and a $21.8 billion annual budget at its 10 campuses. The university offers programs in more than 150 disciplines, many of which are ranked among the top 10 nationally, and for the last 17 years has generated more patents than any other university in the nation. The University of California has 6 MBA Programs with campuses in Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego. Diversity is a defining feature of California’s past, present and future and is central to the mission of the University of California. The diversity of the people of California has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the state’s history into the present.