Johnson & Johnson Named Top Latino ERG at USHCC Fourth Annual ERG Summit & Corporate Challenge

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today recognized Johnson & Johnson as the nation's top Latino Employee Resource Group (ERG) during the USHCC Fourth Annual Latino ERG Summit and Corporate Challenge in Chicago, IL. The Summit and Corporate Challenge is an essential component of the USHCC's annual convention and brings together ERGs to share best practices and provide compelling results on the value of Hispanic executives and employees in corporate America.  

This morning, five corporate finalists competed in the Corporate Challenge based on four key areas: career advancement of Hispanic professionals, alignment of ERG initiatives and corporate objectives, community involvement, and cultural advancement within the company.

"Our organization is honored to recognize Johnson & Johnson as this year's winner of the fourth annual Latino ERG Corporate Challenge," said Javier Palomarez, USHCC President & CEO. "This competition has grown dramatically over the past few years, and we are delighted to celebrate each group's accomplishments. We believe in highlighting the vital role Hispanic ERGs play in creating a competitive advantage for their firms."
Since the inaugural Summit and Corporate Challenge in 2010, a large number of America's most iconic corporations have competed in this annual event that strives to improve diversity recruitment and retention, diversity in management, talent development, and help companies reaches a wider range of consumer segments.
"Hispanic ERGs, year after year, are setting the standard for corporate strategy given a changing national demographic," adds USHCC Chairman of the Board Marc Rodriguez. "Because of their work, more Hispanic employees and executives will thrive in the corporate environment, and the USHCC is thrilled to support their efforts."

The 2012 Latino ERG Committee was chaired by Dr. Robert Rodriguez, President of DRR Advisors LLC, based in Chicago.

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that together contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.

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         USHCC Director of Communications