The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced American Airlines as the 2019 Corporation of the Year at the 40th Annual National Convention Oct. 1.
“We stand behind the organization’s mission to help foster Hispanic economic development and are proud of our 15-year partnership,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President of Miami Hub Operations and USHCC Board Member.
“Our business is about taking people on their life’s journey, taking people to places they’ve never been and introducing them to new cultures and new ways of thinking.”
For more than a decade, American has partnered with the USHCC. Since 2009, company leaders have served on the board, championing supplier diversity and corporate leadership.
Working with, knowing and supporting the Hispanic community is also good for business. We build relationships with small, minority, women, disability, veteran, service disabled veteran and LGBTQ vendors which make up the fabric of our country.
The U.S. Hispanic market’s buying power makes it one of the top 20 economies in the world.
“Supplier diversity is an opportunity for us to engage in diversity initiatives” said Liz Wallis, Manager of Supplier Diversity at American.
“Having diversity in the supply chain allows us to be more agile, leverage ingenuity and capitalize on different perspectives. We are proud of our suppliers, who work to support and help us grow our business.”
USHCC also recognized Dean Baldwin Painting with the Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE) Elite Awards. American nominated the company after doing business together for 18 years. This award recognizes and celebrates business owners who represent the best of the Hispanic business community and are trailblazers in their respective industries.
Company leaders and team members from American’s Latin Diversity Network Employee Business Resource Group were present to recognize Dean Baldwin Painting during USHCC’s Supplier Diversity Luncheon during the organization’s convention.