DTE Energy Executive JoAnn Chavez to Deliver Keynote Address
Nov. 7, 2017 (DETROIT, MI) – The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC), the premier gateway to the state’s 20,000 Hispanic businesses and 500,000 Latino consumers, today announced its keynote speaker, JoAnn Chavez, DTE Energy vice president legal and chief tax officer, for its 28th annual Fiesta Hispana Black Tie Gala on Friday, Dec. 1, at the MGM Grand in Detroit.
Chavez received her juris doctorate degree from the prestigious University of Notre Dame, serves on multiple influential boards in the Hispanic Community throughout Michigan, and has been recognized nationally as one of the most influential leaders of the Hispanic community.
Chavez is the embodiment of American social and economic mobility in the United States today. Chavez’s extraordinary achievements in education and senior leadership in corporate settings symbolize the changes that are now occurring among Hispanics across this country. Many can relate to Chavez’s story of being raised by parents of limited education and economic means who leveraged educational and other opportunities to scale the ladder of success and substantially improve themselves and the lives of their families and community.
Chavez is the proverbial “tip of the iceberg” that foretells the emerging social and economic impact that 55 million Americans of Hispanic descent will have on the near and long-term future of the United States.
“I’m passionate about seeing and helping members of the Hispanic community achieve the same success as I have,” Chavez said. “I’ve been active with the MHCC throughout my DTE career, as I’ve experienced first-hand the impact this community has on social, political and business issues. I want to ensure future generations continue to have a seat at the table.”
The Fiesta Hispana Gala, the MHCC’s signature event, will present an extraordinary evening at the MGM Grand Detroit where prominent Michigan business, civic and community leaders will celebrate the success of the Hispanic business community in our state. This “A-list,” black tie event will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a four-star gourmet dinner and special program.
Sponsorship information details and opportunities are available by visiting: http://bit.ly/hispana17
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About the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes economic advancement, growth and sustainability for its members by enabling access to business opportunities and developmental resources through strategic initiatives.
The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the premier gateway to the state’s 20,000 Hispanic businesses and nearly 500,000 Latino consumers. MHCC serves as an advocate for jobs and economic development by promoting participation in supplier diversity development programs and international trade with Mexico and other Latin American countries. Because MHCC maintains a unique status as home to automotive and other suppliers representing an array of industries with an international footprint, we offer a mix of programs and targeted business services, all aimed at growing member businesses.
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