IRVING, Texas, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After an extensive search of prospective candidates from across the country and outside the continental United States, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Board of Directors announced today that Thomas Savino has been named the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. Savino became Interim CEO earlier this year.
"Thomas' involvement with NSHMBA began over twenty years ago, he has always been, and remains, engaged and committed to this organization," said Stuart Jara, Chairman of the NSHMBA Board of Directors. "We were all pleased when he accepted the challenge earlier this year to assume the interim CEO role. Over the past seven months he has clearly demonstrated that he is the right choice to lead our organization and set the foundation for future growth over the coming critical and transformative years."
"I am extremely pleased Thomas will continue to lead our organization," said Anthony Lopez, incoming Chairman of the Board. "After an exhaustive search process that included the opportunity to consider a wide range of incredibly talented candidates, it was clear that Thomas is the right leader for NSHMBA at this time. Not only is he extremely capable for the job, but he also has deep roots with the organization that will enable him to effectively drive our mission and objectives going forward. I am looking forward to working closely with him during these exiting and transformational years for NSHMBA."
Prior to becoming Interim CEO, Thomas owned his own consulting business. His experience includes time as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, holding the position of President of the NSHMBA Connecticut Chapter, and serving as a leader and advocate for NSHMBA for over 20 years in many roles, most recent of which was member and governance committee chair of the NSHMBA National Board.
"I'm honored and excited to have the privilege of continuing to lead this vibrant organization," said Savino. "We have strong chapters, loyal members, a strong base of Corporate and University Partners, and a dedicated staff and Board of Directors to support the NSHMBA mission in 2016 and for years to come. Together, I am confident we will achieve our vision and mission and continue to make NSHMBA the premier association for Hispanic professionals. I look forward to this journey."
About the National Society of Hispanic MBAs
NSHMBA formed in 1988, as a non-profit organization aiming to empower Hispanics to achieve their fullest educational, economic and social potential. NSHMBA serves the Hispanic community and its constituents through a national network of 40 chapters and hundreds of community partners across the United States and Puerto Rico covering 100 percent of the Hispanic community. NSHMBA is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership, advocating the pursuit of higher education and providing its members with world-class professional development and career management programs. For more information on NSHMBA, visit www.nshmba.org. Connect with NSHMBA National on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
SOURCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs - National Office