Hispanic Leadership Summit: New York

December 9 & 10, 2019


VENUE: United Nations, New York, NY

The National Hispanic Leadership Summit 2019 will be a culmination of the regional summits and international events throughout 2019 to report on findings and discuss next steps to continue the momentum of positive change for the US Hispanic Community. The summit will reflect a boardroom-style discussion to validate, update, and prioritize the key actions discussed in 2019 to finalize the creation of a game plan for the Hispanic community to move the needle during 2020.

The National Hispanic Leadership Summit will gather: Cross-sector decision makers who need to understand the market opportunity and trends and Hispanic leaders (ERG Champions, Senior Hispanic talent and Leaders of Hispanic organizations)

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Traveling to New York for the Hispanic Leadership Summit? Rooms are still available in Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza (Group Name: National Hispanic Leadership Summit).


Dr. Juan Andrade Jr.

President & Co-Founder, USHLI

Henry Cisneros

Co-Chief Investment Officer and Chairman, American Triple I Partners; Principal and Chairman of the Executive Committee Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C.

Janet Murguía

President & CEO, UnidosUS

Mauricio Gutierrez

President & CEO, NRG

Claudia Romo Edelman

Founder, We Are All Human Foundation

David Kenny

CEO, Nielsen

Maria Rios

CEO, Nation Waste, Inc.

Tracy Skeans

Chief Transformation and People Officer, Yum! Brands

Strategic Committee

Alvaro Celis

Vice President World Wide Device Sales, Microsoft

Andre Arbelaez

CEO & President, Hispanic C-Suite Corporate Council

Antonio Tijerino

President & CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Cid Wilson

Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)

Damian Rivera


David Chitel

CEO & Founder, NGL Collective

Delia Gutierrez McLaughlin

President & CEO, Coda Technology Consulting

Edgar Carreon

Founder & President, 35 Foundation

Gaby Natale

President, AGANAR Media

Jorge Ferraez

President & Publisher, Latino Leaders Magazine

Jorge Plasencia

CEO, Republica Havas

Jose Luis Prado

Chairman & CEO, Evans Food Group

Judit Arenas

Senior Director and Senior Adviser to the Founder and Chairman, APCO

Maria Cuba

Experiences Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Airbnb

Marissa Solis

Vice President/General Manager - Hispanic Business Unit, Pepsico North America Beverages

Mark Madrid

CEO, Latino Business Action Network

Nina Vaca

Chairman & CEO, Pinnacle Group

Omar Duque

President, Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC)

Patricia Mota

President & CEO, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)

Ramiro Cavazos

President & CEO, USHCC

Raquel Tamez

CEO, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Sarah Carberry

Head of US Multicultural Strategy & Sales, Google

Steven Wolfe Pereira

CEO & Co-Founder, Encantos

Thomas Savino

CEO, Prospanica

Victor Arias

Managing Director, RSR Partners

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December 9, 2019

Welcome Remarks


Overview of Hispanics in America

10:15 – 10:40 AM

Presentation of key facts and figures about today’s US Hispanic population, including data on demographics, behavioral trends and sentiments of the Hispanic community.

2019 in Review

10:40 - 10:45 AM

Overview of voting and panel discussion results from the Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco Hispanic Leadership Regional Summits, reflecting a deep dive into the key priorities of the Vision 2020.

Access to Education Reporting & Feedback

10:45 - 11:15 AM

A report out and roundtable discussion of the key regional findings regarding a priority of the Vision 2020: Access to Education.

Financial Empowerment Reporting & Feedback

11:15 - 11:45 AM

A report out and roundtable discussion of the key regional findings regarding a priority of the Vision 2020: Financial Empowerment.

Changing Perception Reporting & Feedback

11:45 - 11:55 AM

A report out and roundtable discussion of the key regional findings regarding a priority of the Vision 2020: Changing Perception.

C-Suite, D&I Conversation: The Hispanic Promise

11:55 – 12:35 PM

Corporate executives share why visionary companies are making Diversity and Inclusion a top priority for their organizations, themselves and their clients.

Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:15 PM

Keynote: Importance of the 2020 Census

2:30 - 2:40PM

David Kenny, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen


2:45 - 3:05 PM

Identity is a key issue for the Hispanic community, from understanding it, to being proud of it. The diverse Hispanic identity needs to be discussed, because it plays a huge role in perceptions of our community. This session explores these issues with a surprise element -- a presentation by Ancestry that shows us how we are more the same than we are different. Unidos we are strong!

Importance of Data

3:05 - 3:25 PM

U.S. Hispanics are the best kept secret in America. Hispanics are the muscle of growth for the middle class of America. However, they remain largely invisible, underrepresented, misrepresented and undervalued. Access to data and information is important to grow the awareness of the power, beauty and success of this community. Learn how experts are diving into data to promote awareness and understand the necessity to share and understand the basic facts and figures.


Strategies for Marketers, Communications & Creatives

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Executives in marketing, communications and creatives have a key role to play in understanding and actively connecting with Hispanic consumers through the leveraging of cultural insights. As companies are beginning to make a connection between marketing opportunities and the value of the Hispanic market, hear from leading marketers, media representatives and creatives about the trends, best practices and lessons learned to effectively reach the Hispanic population effectively and authentically.

Leadership & Management Development

4:30 - 5:10 PM

This session will discuss career progress of Latinx leaders, and what role CEOs should play, highlighting best practices, and educational and cultural qualities that affect career progress Includes covering actions companies can take to promote Hispanics to senior executive and board positions, and future of work training issues.

Call-to-Action: VOTE

5:10 - 5:30 PM

There will be U.S. presidential and other major elections in 2020. What role will the Hispanic community play? The leadership present have their individual responsibility to vote. But their influence does not stop here. As leaders of companies, organizations, initiatives, etc., the hundreds of people present represent touchpoints of millions. This discussion will share calls-to-action and best practices to inspire civic engagement.


5:30 - 5:40PM
Jonathan Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Closing Remarks

5:30 - 5:45 PM

December 10, 2019

Welcome Remarks

10:00 – 10:10 AM

Seda Pumpyanskaya, Director, Strategic Communications Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations

Hispanics in Tech

10:15 – 10:55 AM

Hispanics are 18% of the population but less than 5% of the workforce in tech. What can be done to attract more Hispanics to tech? What roles do tech companies have to play?

Learning from Other Communities

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Throughout U.S. history, i communities of interest have navigated their differences to come together, support one another and move the needle forward for the collective group. As we continue to advance the unification of the Hispanic community, what are the best practices and lessons learned that we can take from the experiences of other communities?

20 Years Later: Latin Culture is Mainstream in the U.S.

11:30 - 12:00 PM

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ricky Martin’s historic Grammy performance and the 20th anniversary of the Latin Grammys, we will convene a conversation to discuss the impact of Hispanic culture on the mainstream U.S. with music leaders behind global hits such as "Livin' la Vida Loca" and "Despacito."

Water Cooler Conversation: Corporate Executives with Young Hispanic Professionals

12:00 - 12:20 PM

A discussion about the future of America’s workforce, featuringHispanic Young Professionals and corporate executives who will discuss the changing landscape and how they can work together to create more inclusive environments that support the advancement of the next generation of Hispanic and Latino talent.

Hispanic Star Workshop

12:20 - 12:50 PM

This is a session to explain the Hispanic Star campaign and will open up the floor for feedback, comments and ways for all to get involved.

Conclusions, Next Steps & Closing Remarks

12:50 – 1:00 PM