A New Organization Launched for Latino Executives.

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2015 — According to a 2014 study[1], in the United States, only 3.7 percent of Latinos account for senior management, 2 percent of all fortune 500 CEOs are Latino and 3.3 percent of directors on corporate boards are Latino.

The Alumni Society, a new group organized by Hispanic Executive magazine, is for Latino business executives that have graduated from top American universities. It was formed to help corporations identify top talent and combat the challenge that they continue to face, diversity in the workplace, as well as help them understand the value of having a diverse work environment.

“The Alumni Society is the culmination of the efforts of many people whom I have been privileged to work with in promoting empowerment for Latino communities in the United States,” said Ricardo Anzaldua, EVP & General Counsel at MetLife and founding member of The Alumni Society. “Its purpose is to advance the importance of Latinos in senior corporate management and the boardrooms by helping US companies identify top Latino talent.”

This year, in partnership with MetLife, Goldman Sachs and Kaiser Permanente, The Alumni Society presents its first-annual Leadership Summit in NYC. The inaugural, invitation-only event will occur Thursday, June 25 at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City and will connect more than 300 senior-level corporate executives and thought leaders. The Alumni Society annual magazine will be released in conjunction with the summit in print and digital formats, and will feature influential Latino business leaders including Paloma Hernandez, CEO of Urban Health Plan and R. Martin Chavez, CIO of Goldman Sachs.

To learn more about The Alumni Society or be a part of the movement, visit www.thealumnisociety.com.

About The Alumni Society

The Alumni Society is an organization for successful and inspiring Latino executives who share an affinity for their culture and for their alma mater. With an annual leadership summit and supporting print and digital media platforms, the society’s mission is to promote diversity among the senior-level leadership of corporate America by recognizing top Latino talent and fostering connections.

About Hispanic Executive

Hispanic Executive is more than the leading print magazine for its market; it’s a union of leaders who represent America’s new majority. As such, it has developed a powerful network of corporate executives, community leaders, global visionaries, and entrepreneurial trailblazers. The magazine serves as both their voice and a platform to connect with one another. Learn more at www.hispanicexecutive.com and http://www.facebook.com/hispanicexecutive.

[1] “National Hispanic Heritage Month.” DiversityInc. September 2014:91. Accessed January 27, 2015. Hispanic Facts & Figures.