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USHCC Announces Michael Groff of Toyota Financial Services to Participate in 2017 CEO Panel Series

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce(USHCC) is proud to announce that Mike Groff, President & CEO of Toyota Financial Services (TFS), will join the USHCC’s “CEO Panel Series: A Dialogue with Corporate Leaders” during the organization’s 2017 National Convention in Dallas, Texas. The panel will take place on Monday, October 2nd.

The CEO Panel Series brings together industry leaders from diverse sectors to engage in an informative discussion on management style, leadership philosophy, best practices, and their outlook on today’s global market.

“Spanning more than three decades of service to Toyota, Mike brings a unique voice to the financial services industry. Building the department from its nascent stages, he has morphed Toyota’s financial services arm into the powerhouse it is today — TFS has nearly $120 billion in managed assets with 3,200 employees across the U.S. As we discuss the challenges facing our economy in 2017, we are lucky to have Mike’s insights on addressing the issues facing our financial institutions,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “Mike is also a fine example of a man committed to America’s future generations. As a National Trustee to the Boys and Girls Club of America and elevating TFS to be named one of the top 50 most community-minded companies in the United States, Mike has demonstrated the importance of corporate leadership in our society.”

“Mike has had an impressive career throughout his more than 30 year tenure in this industry. We are honored to have such a distinguished professional participating in this year’s CEO panel series,” said USHCC Chairman Don Salazar.

“Toyota and Toyota Financial Services conduct over one billion dollars of business every year with minority- and women-owned suppliers,” said Groff. “We know that investing in these businesses supports some of our country’s most innovative and progressive companies and, therefore, helps to build stronger and healthier communities.  I’m honored to participate in this year’s CEO Panel and to welcome the USHCC National Convention to Toyota’s new home of North Texas.”

Prior panelists include* Bob Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods Inc.; Robert Sanchez, CEO of Ryder System; Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec; Marcelo Claure, President & CEO of Sprint Corporation; Tom Greco, President & CEO of Frito Lay; Manolo Sanchez, Chairman & CEO of BBVA Compass; Scott Anderson, President & CEO of Zions Bank; Joe Alvarado, CEO & Chairman of Commercial Metals Company; Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President & CEO of Ingredion Incorporated; Jonathan Johnson, Executive Vice Chairman of; Edward Rust, Chairman & CEO of State Farm; Anne Shen Smith, Chairman & CEO of Southern California Gas; Tim Leiweke, President & CEO of AEG; George Halvorson, Chairman & CEO of Kaiser Permanente; Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television; Pamela Patsley, Chairman & CEO of Moneygram; and Matt Rose, Chairman of BNSF Railways.

*All titles herein pertain to the dates of the respective CEO panels, and may/may not reflect the current positions or status of employment of the listed individuals.

To learn more about the USHCC National Convention, visit

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $668 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.


Communications Team
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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