The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) recognized 36 young professionals at the 2014 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ (YHCA) Program in San Diego, Calif. The Altria Group and MillerCoors sponsored the awards ceremony reception, held at THE US GRANT Hotel on April 8.
“In today’s multicultural society, diverse and inclusive business leadership is much more than just a program – it’s an imperative for bringing out the best in all of our people,” said Kimberly H. Trentham, Altria’s Vice President of Talent and Leadership Development. “That’s why the Altria companies continue to sharpen our focus on diversity and inclusion throughout our businesses, and why we are so proud to help honor this year’s Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™.”
The annual program recognizes young Hispanics at Fortune 500 and/or HACR corporate member companies. Once selected, the young executives participated in an intensive three-day leadership development, education, and training program.
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 companies. Finalists are selected based on their demonstrated leadership qualities, achievements within their respective corporations, and proven commitment to the Hispanic community.
“We are very proud of our 2014 HACR YHCAers,” HACR Interim President & CEO Frank Alvarez said. “This group of young leaders is setting the standard for the future of Corporate America.”
About the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 16 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. To that end, HACR focuses on four areas of corporate social responsibility and market reciprocity: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governanc