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Capitalizing on the Latino Impact on the Economy and America

Oct 28 2009 12:00AM

Hispanic PR Wire

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- During its ninth annual Latino Economic Forum held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the New America Alliance, a national network of prominent Latino and Latino business leaders, will address the following topics: the upcoming 2010 census, utilizing untapped Latino talent to ensure optimal results in the economic recovery, creating a new landscape within the financial system to include Latinos as decision makers and the power of shareholders in corporate democracy. This annual forum convenes CEOs, entrepreneurs, top business leaders, high ranking government officials and other thought-leaders to discuss Latino participation in building the economic vitality of our nation. For more information about the summit, visit www.naaonline.org/news-and-events/.

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"Our goal for the forum is to equip business leaders with the knowledge and network necessary to highlight the importance and increase the impact of the American Latino community on the U.S. economy," said Carlos Loumiet, NAA Chair of the Board and Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP.

"As the premier advocate for increasing Latino access to economic capital, we want our leaders to develop a fresh approach in addressing economic empowerment, especially now as we strive for both our community and country to emerge successfully from these difficult times," said John C. Guerra, Jr. NAA CEO.

This year's forum features prominent leaders including Securities and Exchange Commissioner Luis Aguilar, former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Roel Campos, California State Controller John Chiang, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, 2010 Census Publicity Office Chief Raul Cisneros, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, PROMERICA Bank Chairwoman Maria Contreras-Sweet, and National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Executive Director Arturo Vargas.

The New America Alliance is a national organization comprised of prominent Latino business leaders united to lead the process of American Latino economic empowerment and wealth-building through economic capital, leadership development, strategic philanthropy, and public policy advocacy. For more information about the New America Alliance, please visit www.naaonline.org.

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Source: Hispanic PR Wire


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