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USHCC to Honor Jacquelyn Puente of Comcast as 2017 Corporate Advocate of the Year

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce that Jacquelyn Puente, Executive Director for External Affairs at Comcast, will receive the Corporate Advocate of the Year Award at the 2017 USHCC National Convention on October 3rd in Dallas, TX.

This award is presented each year to a corporate executive who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to championing the cause of American small business and Hispanic Business Enterprise, and who has worked tirelessly in support of the USHCC’s mission.

“Throughout her career, Jacquelyn has strongly advocated on behalf of the Hispanic business community in corporate America. Her determination, persistence and hard work in the interest of Americans of all backgrounds is embodied by her active leadership at Comcast,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “Jacquelyn believes that cultivating and developing our diverse business communities is critical to the future of our American economy. We at the USHCC are proud to recognize Jacquelyn as our 2017 Corporate Advocate of the Year, and proudly consider her a key supporter and trusted advisor to our organization.”

At Comcast, Jacquelyn is an executive director for external affairs, responsible for partnerships and engaging diverse stakeholders on policy issues in the telecommunications and cable industry. Throughout her career, Jacquelyn has served as a respected liaison between public, private, and nonprofit entities to promote change and deliver mutually beneficial policy outcomes.

“It is a great honor and I am humbled to receive this award from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. I am proud to represent Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo each day and collaborate with the Chamber’s board, staff, and membership to champion Hispanic business leaders and advocate for the Hispanic community,” said Jacquelyn Puente, Executive Director for External Affairs at Comcast. “I am blessed to work on issues that I am passionate about — technology policy, digital literacy, and Hispanic inclusion. In partnership with Javier Palomarez and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo has proven its commitment to Hispanic inclusion with achievements across community investment, governance, programming, procurement, and workforce metrics. I would like to thank David L. Cohen, my team at Comcast, and my family for their support and for challenging me to always give my best effort.”

“On behalf of her Comcast family, I congratulate Jacquelyn on receiving this prestigious award,” said Comcast Chairman & CEO Brian L. Roberts. “Our partnership with the USHCC and Jacquelyn’s work helps us fulfil our commitment to developing American small business across diverse communities and promoting economic growth across our country.”

USHCC Chairman Don Salazar said: “We deeply appreciate Comcast’s commitment to empower communities by investing in local organizations, developing programs and partnerships, and mobilizing its resources to connect people and inspire positive and substantive change. Comcast achieves this by cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce. They understand that is both the right thing to do and the best way to run a business.”

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.


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