USHCC Announces Comcast as 2018 National Convention Corporate Chair

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce Comcast as the Corporate Chair of its 2018 USHCC National Convention in Philadelphia this September.


Comcast is a valued partner of the Chamber and continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to increasing the number of Hispanic-owned businesses by providing platforms that tell diverse stories and highlight the accomplishments of our members. Since 2010 Comcast spent more than $16 billion with diverse-owned suppliers, supporting over 3,000 diverse businesses, in the past year alone. And as the largest supplier of independent Latino programming, Comcast has been at the forefront in providing premiere Spanish and English-language programming to the Hispanic community.


“We are honored that Comcast will be the 2018 Corporate Chair of the National Convention,” Fernand Fernandez, USHCC interim president and CEO, said. “Comcast’s comprehensive approach to business empowers communities through local investments, inclusive programs and diverse partnerships. Their efforts to cultivate a diverse workforce should serve as an example to others in the industry and around corporate America for reaching the full spectrum of American society.” NOTE: Quote for approval and sign-off


 “Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo is honored to serve as the Corporate Chair of this year’s National Convention as we welcome the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs to our hometown of Philadelphia.  Our company is proud to champion Hispanic inclusion and supplier diversity, evidenced by our than $1 billion spend each year in 2016 and 2017 with Hispanic-owned businesses,” said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast.  “We are proud of our record with the Hispanic business community and look forward to a productive Convention.”


The Corporate Chair is represented throughout the National Convention as a strong, reliable, and prolific supporter of the Hispanic business community. It is also at the core of the Convention’s events, working with USHCC staff, vendors, local chambers, Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) and corporate buyers to establish new opportunities and fruitful partnerships. Jacquelyn Puente, Executive Director for External Affairs at Comcast, will serve as chair of the host committee.


“I am honored to chair the host committee of this year’s National Convention,” said Puente, who received the 2017 USHCC Corporate Advocate of the Year award. “Our partnership with USHCC reflects Comcast’s commitment to fostering and advancing Hispanic-owned businesses, which creates a better future for all Americans.”


The National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the country. Each year, USHCC brings together local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, Hispanic business leaders, and corporate partners, like Comcast, to foster Hispanic economic development for a greater American economy.


To learn more about the USHCC National Convention, please visit


The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.


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