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New Board Members Announced for NHCC

February 24, 2004

ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Hispanic Corporate Council has announced its new board of directors for the year 2004. Carlos Pagoaga, Manager of Hispanic Community Relations for The Coca-Cola Company has been named the new Chair for the NHCC, succeeding Jon Muņoz, Director of Hispanic Marketing at Nextel Communications, Inc.

John F. Sequiera, Diversity Manager of the Shell Oil Company, has been chosen as the Chair of the Education Committee for the NHCC. Jose (Pepe) Estrada, Corporate Relations Manager for the Hispanic Community for State Farm Insurance Company, was named Vice-Chair of the Education Committee. Michelle Jordan, Senior Manager National Community Partnerships for PepsiCo., was appointed Chair of the Membership Committee and serving as the Vice-Chair is Maria Molina, Manager of Hispanic Corporate Relations for Procter and Gamble.

The new board members join incumbents, A. Yvonne Vargas, Human Resources Project Manager for The Boeing Company, who serves as Secretary of the NHCC Board, and Treasurer Yolanda Medina Casey, Project Manager of Hallmark Cards, Inc.,

Board members at large include Ray Celaya, Assistant Vice President Procurement Governance - Supplier Diversity for Allstate Insurance; Olga Garcia, Coors Brewing Company Corporate Relations Manager; and Grace Tillinghast, Manager of Community Relations and Contributions for the Eastman Kodak Company. Rocky Egusquiza, Director, Community Development for Ford Motor Company; Virginia Nelson, Assistant Vice President and Manager, Community Relations for The TJX Companies, Inc.; Mary Padilla, Manager of Marketing Communications for Univision Television Network; Donna DeBerry, Senior Vice President of Diversity and Assistant to the Chairman of Wyndham International; and Jon Munoz, NHCC Immediate Past Chair and Chair Elect for 2005 complete the 15 member Board.

The new Board members will be introduced at NHCC's first meeting of 2004 in Miami, FL on February 25-27 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The National Hispanic Corporate Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving its member companies as a principal resource for information, expertise and counsel about Hispanic issues affecting corporate objectives, and to advocate for increased employment, leadership and business opportunities for Hispanics in corporate America.


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