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USHCC Announces Panelists for 2015 National Convention CEO Panel Series

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce that President & CEO of Sprint Corporation Marcelo Claure, President & CEO of Frito Lay Tom Greco, and Chairman & CEO of BBVA Compass Manolo Sanchez will join the USHCC’s “CEO Panel Series: A Dialogue with Corporate Leaders” cosponsored by Diversified Search during its 2015 National Convention on Sept 21 in Houston. Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large of The Atlantic and editor-in-chief of AtlanticLIVE, will serve as moderator.

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

“We are delighted to have Marcelo, Tom, and Manolo participate in this year’s CEO Panel Series. These businessmen have risen through the ranks and become transformative figures in their industries, bringing their unique leadership styles and global perspective to three of the most iconic corporations in the world,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “We believe our members will benefit greatly from the lessons of their careers, as well as their unparalleled business acumen and exceptional character. We look forward to having them share their insights with our members this September.”

Sprint is a communications services company serving more than 57 million wireless subscribers. Frito-Lay is the largest distributed snack food company in the world. BBVA Compass, a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA, ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share.

Prior panelists include Scott Anderson, President & CEO of Zions First National Bank; Joe Alvarado, CEO & Chairman of Commercial Metals Company; Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President & CEO of Igredion Incorporated; Jonathan Johnson, Executive Vice Chairman of; Edward Rust, Chairman & CEO of State Farm; Anne Shen Smith, Chairman & CEO of Southern California Gas Company; Tim Leiweke, President & CEO of AEG; George Halvorson, Chairman & CEO of Kaiser Permanente; Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television; Pamela Patsley, Chairman and CEO of Moneygram; and Matt Rose, Chairman of BNSF Railways.

For more information on the USHCC National Convention, visit

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation’s entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 240 major corporations. For more information, visit

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