Friday, October 21, 2011
Marriott Downtown Waterfront
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$95 per person
For more information,
please call 503.222.0280.
The Hispanic Chamber is proud to announce its first annual Northwest Latino Leadership Conference which will take place on October 21st in Portland, Oregon. We are also pleased to announce the following keynote speakers who will bring their expertise and wisdom to a variety of topics concerning the Latino community.
Opening breakfast keynote address: "The Power of Leadership" by George Herrera
George Herrera, President & CEO, Herrera-Cristina Group Ltd.
George Herrera is the founder and President/CEO of the Herrera-Cristina Group Ltd, a Hispanic-owned, multidisciplinary management firm, specializing in marketing, communications, corporate diversity, public affairs, event planning and research. Founded in 2004, with offices in New York City and Washington D.C., the Herrera-Cristina Group has an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients.
Mr. Herrera is currently an independent Director of the Board of Directors of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, where he serves as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and is also a member of the Audit committee.
From 1998 thru 2004, Mr. Herrera served as President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Herrera is the creator of the nationally syndicated television show "Hispanics Today," which is viewed by more than 30 million viewers on NBC, CBS, and ABC networks.
In 2002, Mr. Herrera was inducted as a FELLOW, The Wharton Society of Fellows, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Luncheon keynote address: "Leading Through Change Management" by Ruth Rios Bennett
Ruth Rios Bennett, Principal, RBBennett Enterprises, LLC
Ruth Bennett served as the Bonneville Power Administration's chief operating officer from November 2003 until August 2007. BPA, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a multi-state power marketing and transmission agency under the Department of Energy.
As COO, Bennett was responsible for daily operations of the agency, which included approximately 3,000 employees and 3 ½ billion dollars in annual revenue. She coordinated and supervised activities of the Power Business Line, Transmission Business Line, and Fish and Wildlife/Environment department. She also oversaw agency wide corporate services including general counsel's office, finance, risk, human resources, business resources and information technology.
Bennett formed RBBennett Enterprises LLC and is assisting utilities, businesses in the energy sector and energy developers with their power and transmission business, and management efforts.