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Episode 11.13 | National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)

Episode 11.13 | National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)

September 28, 2015 – Aiming to expand diversity and inclusion in the workplace, The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) will hold it 2015 Fall Summit in San Diego from Oct. 14-16, 2015.

The summit, entitled “Corporate Diversity & Inclusion: The Future is Now,” will take place at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa on Mission Bay.

“This important event will bring together subject matter experts in the areas of diversity and inclusion, marketing, and supplier diversity,” said Octavio Hinojosa, Executive Director of the NHCC. “Our objective is to identify key opportunities and challenges for stronger cooperation between these two highly-interlinked fields and share the latest corporate best practices.”

Summit highlights:
Thursday, Oct. 15
Address: “The Future of Corporate Diversity and Inclusion” by Maria G. Arias, Vice President, Comcast Corporation

Address: “Think Different – Effectively Engaging Your Latino Talent to Drive Growth” by Trini Monistere, Director, Insights and Strategy, SMU Cox Latino Leadership Institute.

Address: “Case Study: How Diversity & Inclusion Increases the Bottom Line” by Jose Montero, President, the Montero Group

Friday, Oct. 16
Supplier Diversity Session: “A Conversation on Supplier Development” led by Joset Wright-Lacy, President/CEO,
National Minority Supplier Development Council

Diversity and Inclusion Session: “Leveraging Latino Leadership as the Voice of the Brand” led by Audrie Ponzio, Founding Partner, APC Collective.

To register for the summit, go to For accommodations at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa, go to or call 800-344-2626.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Octavio Hinojosa with the NHCC, at 202-528-7229 or

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About NHCC
Founded in 1985 with the vision to be our corporate members leading resource for maximizing the Hispanic market opportunity. Today, NHCC ( provides our corporate members broad access to a collaborative community that shares resources, knowledge, best practices, and innovative solutions to grow talent, customers, and suppliers. NHCC is the premier resource on effectively maximizing the Hispanic market opportunity through marketing, community relations, human resources, and procurement within the foundation of corporate social responsibility. Follow us on Twitter @NHCCorg.
In this edition of Hispanic Lifestyle episode 11.13 we talk with Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier Executive Director of the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) about the organization and their upcoming event taking place in San Diego, California October 14 – 16, 2015.

About the National Hispanic Corporate Council11.13a
The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) is a non‐profit organization working with corporate America since 1985 to provide its member companies a multi‐layered approach and resources to effectively maximize the diversity of the Hispanic market.

In 1985, a dozen forward-looking executives of FORTUNE 500 companies met to explore the tremendous business potential of the rapidly emerging Hispanic market. These corporate leaders saw an urgent need to develop a Hispanic market information network among major U.S. companies. Thus, the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) was born.

Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, Executive Director of the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)
Octavio is responsible for providing day-to-day leadership, vision, and strategic direction in growing the organization’s membership within Fortune 1000 corporations.

Octavio is a an internationally recognized servant leader with over sixteen years of professional public service experience, including eight years of nonprofit executive management. He is as an accomplished non-profit executive and is widely recognized for my vision and leadership in promoting the U.S. Hispanic community as a strategic partner for both domestic and international stakeholders.

A variety of charitable organizations at the local, state, national and international level have greatly benefited from his leadership, management, and fundraising skills. For example, he has raised over $4 million dollars from diverse sources for nonprofit operations and initiatives. In addition, he has extensive public policy expertise gained with the U.S. Department of State and the United States Congress.

In April of 2013, Octavio was decorated with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit by the Spanish Ambassador to the United States on behalf of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for “extraordinary services” in benefit of the Kingdom of Spain.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He is fully bilingual in both English & Spanish.


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