Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and CHLI Recognize International Business Leader Ricardo Salinas
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Posted by: Leo Velasquez
|For Immediate Release ||Contact: Mary Ann Gomez|
|October 2, 2012 ||(202) 347-8280|
International Business Leader - Ricardo Salinas - Recognized by Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) held its first annual CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium yesterday, October 1st, at the Newseum Knight Conference Center that highlighted the U.S. Hispanic community's contributions to the global economy.
Ricardo B. Salinas, Founder and Chairman of Grupo Salinas, one of Mexico's leading corporations with holdings in media and microfinance, spoke at a gathering of Members of Congress, international business and diplomatic leaders, corporate executives and Hispanic organization leaders at an evening function in celebration of the day's symposium.Mr. Salinas shared his perspectives on the diplomatic and business relationship between the United States and Mexico with particular emphasis on industries of vital importance to Mexico such as telecommunications and financial services.
Mr. Salinas is also committed to improving the quality of lives of children. The US-based Fundación Azteca America provides opportunities for children to learn about respect, community engagement and family values through music. The foundation also supports programs in education, immigration and voting. Most recently, the foundation provided financial support to the Partnership for a New American Economy and New York City for a ground breaking study entitled "Not Coming to America - Why the U.S. is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent".
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute board member and Member of Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen recognized Ricardo Salinas in the Congressional Record on October 1st for his commitment to bi-national relations between the United States and Mexico.
"Ricardo Salinas has been a pioneer in breaking down walls of competition key industries in both Mexico and the rest of Latin America. While his business achievements are admirable, his philanthropic work is perhaps even more laudable. Ricardo founded Fundación Azteca América, an organization that works to promote the well-being of the Hispanic community in the United States. As part of their work, Fundación Azteca América has developed a series of social campaigns such as establishing educational programs for young Hispanic students to access quality education; improving civic engagement; and learning about financial responsibility."
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and non-partisan organization. CHLI's vision is Advancing the Hispanic Community's Diversity of Thought. CHLI is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and Hispanic corporate executive leaders to advance the Hispanic community's economic progress with a focus on social responsibility and global competitiveness. The organization's leadership, domestic and international partners and staff prepare and promote Hispanic college students and professionals to be global leaders. Programs incorporate the intersections of academic excellence, public policy and global perspectives.www.chli.org