- Committee to focus on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced that President and CEO, Javier Palomarez, will join the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new Advisory Committee on Diversity Communications in the Digital Age.
"It is with great pride that we have our USHCC president and CEO, Javier Palomarez appointed to this significant committee of the FCC, advocating for diversity in communications," says USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca. "I am confident that his depth of experience leading the USHCC and tirelessly advocating for Hispanic business in the digital and broadband industries will make him a strong voice on this committee."
The Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age will make recommendations to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding policies and practices that will enable minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries.
Specifically, the Committee will focus on lowering barriers to entry to communications and related industries for historically disadvantaged businesses, exploring ways in which to ensure universal access to and adoption of broadband in underserved communities, and creating an environment that enables employment of a diverse workforce within the communications and related industries.
Prior to the USHCC, Palomarez served as Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at ING Financial Services, where he was recruited to lead diversity outreach programs. Palomarez is one of the nation's pre-eminent multi-cultural sales and marketing executives. He is a sought-after spokesperson, thought-leader and strategist on the issues affecting America's consumers, particularly those in the Hispanic community. His opinions and points of view have appeared in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, USA Today and many others.
Palomarez has also been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise by United States Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke. He serves on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Board. He is a member of the Pfizer's Small Business Advisory Council, as well as Aetna's Latino Advisory Council and the Comcast National Hispanic Advisory Council. Palomarez serves on Senator Robert Menendez' Working Group on Corporate Diversity and is a director of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). He was recently named "One of the 75 Most Influential Hispanics" by PODER Magazine.
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 nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $420 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce