HACR Announces New Board Chair
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) elected Mary Ann Gómez Orta as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. She succeeds Ignacio Salazar, who remain on the full Board of Directors. Orta most recently served as Vice Chair of the HACR Board and is currently the President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI). Prior to joining CHLI, she was the Executive Director of the National Association of Hispanic Publications. Before that, she worked as a Diverse Markets Manager with Coors Brewing Company, Marketing Manager at McDonald’s Corporation, and as the National Alliance Development Consultant at PhRMA. Orta holds several leadership roles including as Co-Chair of the New America Alliance Latina Caucus’ DC Chapter; Co-Chair of the College Relations Committee for the Public Relations Society of America-Miami Chapter; and is a member of the Latino Jewish Leadership Council. The 1989 University of the Pacific graduate, who earned her MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2002, is fluent in English and Spanish. She began her career in advocacy as an Account Executive at Deen + Black Public Relations. “I am deeply honored to be elected as the new board chair and look forward to working with my board colleagues to move HACR’s mission forward,” said Orta. “Together with our board of directors, staff, and stakeholders, we are making a positive difference and continue to work towards a vision to be the premier national organization promoting and advocating for the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at all levels of corporate leadership and community involvement.” More here.