U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Chairman Arroyo To Speak At 2016 Town Hall Presented By LA Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce, Chevron

NEW ORLEANS – The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana will host the 2016 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Town Hall on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the JW Marriott on Canal Street.

         The event will feature as Keynote Speaker and Guest of Honor, Mr. Raymond Arroyo, Chairman of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

         Small business owners are encouraged to take part in this forum in order to learn about best practices and opportunities available through participation, education, and certifications.

         The event is sponsored by Chevron.

         “Chevron is pleased to sponsor the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Town Hall and continue our support of economic development for Hispanic-owned businesses,” said Leah Brown, Manager of Public Affairs for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “We believe that economic opportunity should be extended to as many as possible, and that companies should be reflective of the diverse customers they serve.”

         Keynote Speaker Arroyo, a native of Puerto Rico, is currently president of ALPFA Solutions, an organization that provides complimentary leadership development programming to corporate partners so that they can fully address the unique professional development needs of their Latino Employees. Arroyo’s extensive background includes 25 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies as a senior executive in both human resources and business roles. He has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanic executives in the U.S. for two consecutive years when working for Aetna, and during his tenure was instrumental in helping Aetna achieve the rating as one of the Top 20 companies for diversity.

         As a volunteer, Arroyo serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as a Senior Fellow of Plaza Institute, including being a member in its Global Enterprise Studies program.

         The HCCL has prepared an ambitious agenda beginning with a breakfast and roundtable discussion led by Arroyo and SBA Regional Administrator, Yolanda Olivarez. Following the roundtable, guests will enjoy a business luncheon, which includes remarks by Keynote Speaker Arroyo.

         The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is a non-profit organization committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community, which will result in economic development and progress for Louisiana. HCCL is also dedicated to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America. Its mission is to foster the continued economic growth, development, and promotion of Hispanic businesses and their associations in the state of Louisiana, and to serve as the conduit between the Hispanic business community and the community at large.

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