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The Hispanic Professionals Networking Groups seeks to increase the visibility of Hispanic business professionals by fostering a great unity through networking opportunities. NEW YORK * MIAMI

Monday, April 16, 2012


3rd Annual HPNG Latino Leadership Conference to Include Awards Ceremony for First Time

New York, NY (April 16, 2012) – The Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (HPNG), in partnership with Ford Motor Company, announces the first annual HPNG Latino Leaders Awards.

The HPNG Latino Leader Awards will be presented as part of the 3rd Annual HPNG Latino Leadership Conference to be held in New York on June 12, 2012. Four individuals who have provided industry-leading solutions within one of Ford's Four Pillars of Excellence will be honored.

“We are delighted to be hosting the Latino Leader Awards with Ford and excited to see them recognizing the stellar achievements of the Latino community. It makes a very powerful statement to have a classic American company recognize the achievements of a group that is so integral to this country and the American way of life,” says Ali T. Curi, HPNG President. “It is going to be an incredible event!”

The Awards will be presented at a reception immediately following the HPNG Latino Leader Conference – a multi-disciplinary forum dedicated to exploring effective leadership development tools for middle-management corporate Latinos.

“Ford is committed to supporting the progress and achievements of Latinos making an impact in a variety of sectors,” said Alvaro Cabal, Multicultural Communications Manager at Ford Motor Company. “Partnering with HPNG to honor local Latino Leaders in New York is a privilege for Ford.”

The Four Pillars of Excellence that define the HPNG Latino Leaders Awards are Technology, Quality, Environment, and Safety. A panel of cross-industry leaders from various companies representing each category will serve as judges. Nominations can be submitted on the Ford Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/fordenespanol on the HPNG Awards Tab. Awards submissions have begun and will be accepted until May 11, 2012.

About HPNGLaunched in 2003, HPNG hosts networking events in New York and Miami and offers career management and leadership development workshops and conferences. Contact:Ali CuriHPNG 917-860-5673

Andy Checo
Ford Hispanic Communications Team/RLPR

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Friday, April 13, 2012

3rd Annual HPNG Latino Leaders Conference Invitation

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to be part of the upcoming 3rd Annual Latino Leadership Conference on June 12, 2012 in New York.

July 1, 2008, marked the premier of the HPNG Latino Leadership Conference in New York. The groundbreaking event demonstrated how leadership extends beyond the corporate world and how Latino leaders are transforming the Hispanic community.

The 2nd Annual HPNG Latino Leadership Conference focused on taking a look at how we are developing the pipeline of future Latino leaders. The event focused on the unique leadership needs and strengths of Latino leaders in corporate America.

As before, the 3rd Annual HPNG Latino Leadership Conference will address two separate audiences: those searching and developing talent and corporate professionals looking for best practices on how to develop and manage their careers in a new millennium.

Designed by, developed for and presented by Latinos, this event is an opportunity for Latino executives to help build an inclusive business leadership pipeline, and to develop Latino corporate leaders, one executive at a time. Latino leaders will showcase the leadership styles, methods along with strategies from multi-cultural recruitment professionals who will share their perspective, "from the inside‚" of what companies are doing to keep the Latino talent pipeline growing.

I look forward to seeing you there!

- Ali

Ali T. Curi
Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (HPNG)
New York | Miami | Chicago

Visit the Conference Website: http://WWW.HPNG.NET/LLC12/


PANEL OF EXPERTS: Realizing the Value of Effective Coaching

Coaching can be an extremely valuable and effective tool for individuals looking to focus on a particular career goal, but are unsure what steps to take to achieve it. Expert insider knowledge from coaches who have done it before can help Latino professionals leverage their abilities and develop new skills to get ahead. Coaching can aid and accelerate this development through identifying the necessary steps to reach your goals. This session will focus on both the short and long term value of effective coaching in the corporate world.


Everyone's career is a journey filled with many obstacles, bends and unexpected roadblocks, and while we all have different goals, the steps we take to achieve these career objectives are similar across the board. Career paths are forged in many different ways and people take varying paths, but through collaboration, communication and hard work we can achieve success together. In this roundtable you will hear from four unique Latino leaders who will share their experiences, learned insight, and the motivation behind their success. This conference closing session will leave you inspired and give you valuable insight into how to rework your own personal leadership plan and professional development.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS PANEL: Develop Leadership Skills Together

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are no longer small, informal groups for people with common identities and interests. With increased focus and attention by corporations to the specific interests of Latinos, ERGs now provide resources for advanced leadership and growth opportunities. More than just focusing on career advancement, they help companies expand into new markets, exert influence, create meaningful messaging, and build opportunities for shared success. This panel will investigate the evolving role of ERGs and how they can facilitate professional development and networking, promote business growth and mentor the next generation through impactful support.


The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senator for New Jersey
Roberto Llamas, Chief Human Resources and Public Affairs Officer, The Nielsen Company
Dora Maria Abreu, National Board Member and Regional Vice President, SHPE
Nicolas Aguzin, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Bank Latin America, JPMorgan Chase
Phyllis Barajas, Executive Director, Conexión
Kelly Bean, Assistant Dean, Anderson School of Management Executive Education, UCLA
Ray Celaya, Major USA-Ret, Interim President, National Hispanic Corporate Council
Mariela Dabbah, Author, Speaker
Jorge Ferraez, Publisher, Latino Leaders Magazine
Liliana Gil, Managing Director, Acento Group
Daniel R. Guadalupe, Esq., President & Co-Founder, PRIMER
Stuart Jara, Board of Directors, National Society of Hispanic MBAs (SHMBA)
Robert Martinez, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Princeton University
Frank X. McCarthy, Founder, Diverse Workplace Inc.
Mary Medina, Executive Director, Center for Trustee Initiatives and Recruitment, Greater New York Hospital Association
Carlos Orta, President and CEO, HACR
Maritza Puello, Executive Editor, NY1 Noticias
Alfred Torres, Vice President, Human Resources, Verizon

JUNE 12, 2012 :: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Followed by the 1st Annual HPNG Latino Leader Awards presented by Ford

April 11th - May 6th - $325

April 7th - June 11th - $425

REGISTER NOW: http://tinyurl.com/EARLY-REG-LLC12

"The Hispanic Professionals Networking Group's Latino Leadership Conference provided a magnificent opportunity for recognized Hispanic leaders to mentor and share their experiences with the future Hispanic leadership of our major enterprises. This was an exceptional event that must be embraced, supported and replicated across America if we are serious about mentoring our future leaders!!"

United States Army Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez (ret.)
Lunch Keynote Speaker
1st Annual HPNG Latino Leadership Conference

VIDEO - 2nd Annual HPNG Latino Leadership Conference Highlights

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For More Information Contact: Ali Curi, President, HPNG
hpng@hpng.net | 646.233.1316 | www.hpng.net | New York | Miami | Chicago

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March 27, 2012
Entrepreneurs Networking Event

Guest Speakers:
Elizabeth Ortiz
Chief Executive Officer
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Lizbeth Cardozo