Welcome to the New America Alliance - NAA News - March 2, 2012

 
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

 

We are delighted to welcome Emilio Gonzalez and Dr. Salomon Melgen to our membership as a General Members and Maria Teresa Kumar as a Non-Profit member. (View Bios)



Emilio Gonzalez

Vice President, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances

Verizon

 

Industry: Telecommunications

Referred by: Roel Campos

 




Dr. Salomon Melgen

Chairman of the Board

VOXXI

 

Industry: Media, Health





Maria Teresa Kumar

Executive Director

Voto Latino

 

Industry: Non-profit

 

Referred by: Pilar Avila

  
MEMBER NEWS
  

LISA GARCIA QUIROZ IS NAMED TO NEW TIME WARNER CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER POSITION
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Time Warner Inc. announced that Lisa Garcia Quiroz has been named the company's first Chief Diversity Officer. She will continue serving in her role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, and will also be responsible for working closely with Time Warner's divisions to ensure that the company retains the best talent and maintains an environment where employees can thrive and advance. Read more HERE.

 
  


NATIONAL VARELA AWARDS FOR JOUNALISM TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND NEW AMERICAN JOURNALISM ON NOVEMBER 16 IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.


The Félix Varela Awards for Excellence in American Journalism was established 4 years ago by the AL DÍA Foundation, chaired by NAA Member Hernan Guaracao. The 2012 awards will be a celebration of one of the pillars of the US Constitution, the First Amendment. The VARELA Awards will recognize the best feature writing, blogging, documentary, and photojournalism on Latino and Multicultural Issues in America. Read more HERE.

  NAA JOINT BOARD MEETING & MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION

Los Angeles, CA - February 9-10


We had a wonderful and productive board meeting in Los Angeles and we are delighted some of you had the opportunity to join in person or over the phone. We would like to thank NAA Inc Board Member Maria Contreras-Sweet for hosting our board meeting and reception at PROAMERICA Banks' new downtown location. 
 

  CALIFORNIA STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 ENCOURAGES FACEBOOK TO INCREASE DIVERSITY
AMONG THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CalSTRS Director of Corporate Governance Anne Sheehan submitted a letter to CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg encouraging an increase of diversity among a small Board of Directors. View the letter HERE. View CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes interview on CNBC HERE

   BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS PROJECTS

U.S. HISPANIC LABOR FORCE GROWTH AT 74% 

Hispanics are expected to account for 74% of the growth in the nation's labor force from 2010 to 2020, according to new projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A Pew Research Center commentary notes that this is much higher than in the previous two decades. Read more HERE.

  THE WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL OF 2012 

The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the "People's House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation. The application period for the Fall 2012 White House Internship Program is now open. Applicants have until March 11, 2012 to apply for a Fall 2012 White House Internship. View more information HERE.

 ¡EXCELENCIA! IN EDUCATION - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Excelencia in Education is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Examples of Excelencia. This is a national initiative to identify and promote programs and departments with significant evidence of improving educational achievement for Latino students in higher education. Nominations will be accepted online until April 16, 2012 at 5 PM EST. Make your nominations HERE.

  PUERTO RICO CONFERENCE: REVITALIZING INNOVATION 
 San Juan, Puerto Rico - March 28

The Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for Puerto Rico and MIT will be hosting the 2012 Puerto Rico Conference, Revitalizing Innovation, on March 28, 2012. The conference will place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. View the Agenda HERE

   SPONSORS FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AWARDS DINNER 
New York, NY - April 17

The Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) will be hosting their Annual Awards Dinner on April 17 in New York City, NY. The Dinner honorees include Dr. Vandan Shiva, Founder of Navdanya; Edith Cooper, Managing Director and Global Head of Human Capital Management for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and James Gutierrez, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Progreso Financiero. View the Save the Date HERE.

  9TH ANNUAL CONSORTIUM 2012
 New York, NY - June 13-14

RG & Associates will be hosting the 9th Annual Consortium 2012 along with their two companion programs, The Bootcamp and the Women's Power Lunch, in New York, NY on June 13-14. View more information and register HERE.

                  
 




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