NSHMBA Hosting 2010 Annual Conference & Career Expo

Nation's Largest Hispanic MBA Conference to Be Held October 21-23 at Chicago's McCormick Place

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) will be holding its 21st annual Conference & Career Expo from October 21-23 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Over 8,500 Hispanic MBA professionals and students are expected to assemble for the nation's largest Hispanic MBA conference, which includes a full schedule of professional development seminars, an exclusive executive forum, an entrepreneurial success program, a CEO speaker series, and the nation's largest career expo for Hispanic MBA professionals.

NSHMBA has partnered this year with lead sponsors State Farm, Humana and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame to create a venue for fostering connections, learning and leadership between Hispanic students and professionals. This year's conference theme, The Winds of Opportunity, speaks to the unique circumstances and opportunities facing Hispanic professionals in the new economy of 2010.

"One thing that's apparent with this year's sponsors and attendees is we are putting the past in the past and looking forward to what's most important – getting back to business and getting our Hispanic business students and professionals back on their career tracks," said Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO. "NSHMBA, alongside its sponsors, is here to provide professional development, and opportunity to succeed regardless of the economic challenges."

Highlights of the annual conference will include:

  • Professional Development Seminars, CEO Speaker Series, an entrepreneurial success program, and an Executive Forum, October 21-23 Featuring CEOs from Sara Lee, State Farm, Campbell Soup Company, and SUPERVALU Inc.
  • Career Expo, October 22-23 Comprised of over 250 corporations, non-profits, government agencies and academic institutions seeking the most talented Hispanic students and professionals
  • Brillante Awards for Excellence, October 23 Including a gala reception, awards ceremony and high-caliber entertainment with John Quinones, Emmy award-winning co-anchor of ABC's "Primetime," as Master of Ceremonies. The Brillante Awards are the most prestigious honor granted by the organization, and are given to bright, radiant, and shining leaders whose work and contributions reflect NSHMBA's mission

For more information or to register to attend the 2010 NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo, visit http://www.nshmba.org/conference.

About NSHMBA

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and over 8,000* members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA schools through scholarships, awareness programs and mentorship; enhance career management opportunities for Hispanic MBAs from school to leadership positions, through job placement and world class professional development; to be the partner of choice for organizations seeking to hire and develop Hispanic talent; and recruit and retain as life-long members a majority of Hispanic MBAs. For more information visit www.nshmba.org

*Based upon 2009 membership data

About State Farm®:

State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and 68,600 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - more than 78.7 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and more than 1.9 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 31 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®. 

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.3 million medical members and approximately 7.2 million specialty-benefit members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals. Humana's sponsorship of the NSHMBA Annual Conference is a part of Humana's commitment to the Hispanic community. More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company's Web site at http://www.humana.com.

About Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame MBA at the Mendoza College of Business enrolls approximately 340 students annually in its one-year and two-year programs. The program is designed to sharpen students' analytical and problem-solving skills, enhance their leadership ability and increase emphasis on ethical decision making. Students have the opportunity to study the complexities of global business through international immersions in Asia, Latin America and other locations. During the weeklong Interterm Intensives, the MBA students analyze, investigate and offer solutions for real-life problems presented by executives from large global organizations. The Notre Dame MBA is ranked 20th among U.S. business schools by BusinessWeek, and No. 5 in the Aspen Institute's 2009-10 Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and alternate ranking that indicates the school's success in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its program.

SOURCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs



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