National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) New Jersey 2008
Rod Colon, CEO ETP Network and HPNG Member; Elizabeth Ricciardelli, SVP, Citi; Ivonne Diaz Classe, president HISPA; Alberto Morales, senior finance director Schering Plough; Michael Negron, managing director and founder Negron Consulting.
On April, 16th, 2008, the NSHMBA-New Jersey was host to its 2008 Kickoff Event at Schering Plough World Headquarters in Kenilworth, NJ. The theme of this years Kickoff was “Get Connected: The Power of Building your Professional Network,” and the event gathered close to 100 attendees. The evening was marked by a very distinguished panel who gave great insight on building professional networks and the level of engagement of attendees in the networking session that followed.
The event started with a welcome from Brigitte Gonzalez, president NSHMBA-New Jersey, who talked of NSHMBAʼs mission and vision and our progress as a new chapter in New Jersey. Attendees also received a welcome from Frank Pacheco, Lead Talent Strategist Schering Plough. Then, Michael Negron, founder and managing director Negron Consulting, mediated the panel discussion which included our distinguished panelists; Albert Morales, senior finance director of Schering Plough; Elizabeth Riccardelli, SVP, director of professional development for Citi; Ivonne Díaz-Claisse, president of HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students' Performance and Achievement); and Rod Colón, founder and CEO of ETP (Empowering Todayʼs Professional) Network. All the panelists offered great insight into the importance of networking as an ongoing process; the importance of having an elevator speech; the importance of developing.
Article Submitted by: Brigitte Gonzalez
Chapter: NSHMBA-New Jersey