Ford Motor Company Fund President, Sandra Ulsh to Chair National Youth Entrepreneurship...

Ford Motor Company Fund President, Sandra Ulsh to Chair National Youth Entrepreneurship ‘BizFest’ Competition

Students across the country to come to Philadelphian for 3-day business training and competition


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Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 19, 2006–The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation has named Sandra Ulsh, President of Ford Motor Company Fund, Honorary Chair of the National Youth Entrepreneurship “BizFest Competition.” The “BizFest” Competition will be held at the USHCC 27th Annual National Convention & Business Expo on September 20-23 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. BizFest is the USHCC Foundation’s signature youth entrepreneurship training camp-reaching hundreds of students each year. The national “BizFest” is the culmination of a series of regional BizFest Competitions held throughout the year in major cities across the country.

“Ford Motor Company Fund is honored to be a part of this innovative training program for Latino youth. We believe that it is essential to equip our nation’s youth with the necessary tools and skills that will ensure their success in our fast-paced economy. BizFest is an invaluable tool that will prepare students for a successful career as entrepreneurs or business leaders,” said Sandra Ulsh, President of Ford Motor Company Fund.

During the intensive 3-day training, the top winners of the regional BizFest Competitions will come to Philadelphia to learn key business techniques and how to turn their hobbies into profit-making ventures. “BizFest” participants will learn how to establish entrepreneurial and leadership goals, create plans for business and life, become effective leaders and team players, network in business environments, identify investment opportunities, learn to manage money and make presentations. Students will participate in a business plan competition and compete for financial awards, future entrepreneurship services, internships and scholarship opportunities.

“The USHCC Foundation is honored to continue this valuable partnership with Sandra Ulsh and Ford Motor Company Fund to offer Latino youth this unique opportunity,” said Frank Lopez, USHCC Foundation President & CEO. “The national “BizFest” gives aspiring young business-owners practical hands-on training on owning a business and the opportunity to network with major business leaders at the premier Hispanic business event in the country.”

As National Honorary Chair for the BizFest Competition, Sandra Ulsh will serve as the USHCC Foundation’s key strategic partner as it promotes and implements the National Youth Entrepreneurship “BizFest” Competition in Philadelphia. Prior to assuming her role as President of Ford Motor Company Fund, Sandra Ulsh was director of Public Policy, Governmental Affairs. Ms. Ulsh worked three years at American Bank and Trust before joining Ford as an economic analyst in 1978. She held numerous finance positions including vehicle pricing, vehicle program finance manager, manager of business analysis and business plans for Truck Operations, and manager of Investor Relations. Ulsh also serves as co-chair of the USHCC Foundation’s Honorary Advisory Council.

About USHCC Foundation

The USHCC Foundation is committed to the purpose of giving Latino youth alternatives for life preparation and life-long learning by developing and implementing initiatives and educational campaigns to awaken and nurture the entrepreneurship spirit. The Foundation will leverage corporate and public support to ensure that Latino youth gain access and achieve success in the world of business. More information about the USHCC Foundation can be found at http://www.ushccfoundation.org.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 300,000 employees worldwide and more than 100 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit http://www.fordvehicles.com.

Ford Motor Company Fund President, Sandra Ulsh to Chair National Youth Entrepreneurship ‘BizFest’ Competition