WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – May 27, 2016) – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) applauds Verizon Communications for receiving the “Good Neighbor Award” from The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCC). Each Year, the USMCC honors public and private sector leaders for their vision and commitment to mutually beneficial relations between Mexico and the United States. The award was presented on May 25th at Organization of American States headquarters in Washington, D.C. and accepted on behalf of Verizon by Emilio Gonzalez, Executive Director for Strategic Alliances.
USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez said: “I cannot think of a corporate citizen more deserving of this award than Verizon Communications, and congratulate them on this occasion. Their commitment to the Hispanic community and American small business in general is exemplary. Verizon sets the standard when it comes to spurring innovation and collaboration between big corporations and small business for the benefit of our economy and that of our neighbors to the south.”
The USHCC has also been a longtime champion of the special relationship between our two countries. It is critical to the economic health of both nations, with millions of US jobs depending on this strong bilateral connection. The USHCC also spearheaded recent efforts to help secure the confirmation of Roberta Jacobson for the post of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
“It is also fitting that Emilio Gonzalez accepted the award on behalf of Verizon. He is a leader of national caliber, and an advocate not only of the Hispanic community, but on behalf of all minority communities across America. Emilio is a consummate professional and an exemplary ambassador for the Verizon brand,” Palomarez added. Gonzalez serves as the Chairman of the USHCC’s Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board and was the 2015 recipient of the USHCC “Corporate Advocate of the Year Award”.
Gonzalez said: “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire Verizon Communications team. Our company believes strongly that success through collaboration is the only sustainable way to do business. That means collaborating across communities, and across borders.”
Verizon Communications Inc. employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.
About the USHCC
The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $661 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 ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.