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SMU Picks Executive for Leadership Post

August 25, 2014

Staff Reports -- HispanicBusiness.com

Anthony Herrera will lead the Latino Leadership Initiative at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Anthony Herrera will lead the Latino Leadership Initiative at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Anthony Herrera was picked to lead the Latino Leadership Initiative at Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business, officials said Monday.

Mr. Herrera has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the SMU Cox Latino Leadership Initiative, which works with the university and business community. Launched in November 2013 by the university located in Dallas, the initiative is designed to meet the need for corporate leaders amidst the nation's changing demographics.

Prior to taking the executive director position at the Latino Leadership Initiative, Mr. Herrera was a lecturer at Baylor University Hankamer School of Business and served as the director of career development and accounting internships. Mr. Herrera has also held management positions focused on recruiting and diversity at CBRE, Robert Half Finance and Accounting, and KPMG.

"The Latino-driven demographic shift provides challenges for corporate leaders to position themselves for the growing Latino market and development of Latino executives and senior managers," Mr. Herrera said. "The Latino Leadership Initiative will address these challenges head on and be a true national center of excellence by leveraging SMU Cox's geographic location, corporate relations and institutional resources."

The Latino Leadership Initiative will operate to deliver management education programs, organization development services, new research-based insight and community engagement, Mr. Herrera said.

"As the executive director of this initiative, (Mr.) Herrera will strengthen corporate and community relationships inside and outside the business school and SMU," said Frank Lloyd, associate dean of executive education. "He has corporate, academic, fundraising ... all of which will be invaluable in fulfilling our mission."



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