San Juan, Puerto Rico–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 13, 2007–Juan N. Cento, President of FedEx Express Latin America & Caribbean Division will lead the USHCC Foundation 7th Annual Golf Classic as its Honorary Chair. The Golf Classic is the official kick-off of the 28th Annual National Convention and Business Expo in San Juan. The Golf Classic will be held at the spectacular Wyndham Rio Mar Country Club on Wednesday, September 19 and is a fundraising effort where all proceeds will support the USHCC Foundation’s Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative.
As a high-ranking executive at FedEx Express, Cento maintains overall responsibility for the Division, which includes more than 3,300 employees in more than 50 countries and territories. Cento’s primary focus is on magnifying the FedEx Express presence throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and integrating the region into the FedEx global network serving more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
Cento has more than 29 years of experience in the air cargo and express transportation industry. He previously worked with the Flying Tigers Line and transitioned to FedEx in 1989 when the two companies merged. He was immediately promoted to Managing Director for South and Central America, based in São Paulo, Brazil. Prior to his current position, Cento was based in Mexico City, where he was Vice President of Mexico and Central America.
Cento is actively involved in several non-profit organizations. Between 2002 and 2004, he served as the founding Chairman of the Board for the International Kids Fund, and currently sits on the Board of the Jackson Memorial Foundation.
In 2003, 2004 and 2005, Cento was recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Hispanics by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine, and was also named one of the 100 Most Influential People in South Florida by South Florida CEO Magazine. In 2003, Cento received the International Air Cargo Achievement Award and the Florida International Trade Award from the Florida Council for International Development, and in 2005, the World Trade Center of Miami presented him with Florida’s International Achievement Award.
For more information on the 28th Annual Convention please visit http://www.ushccfoundation.org.
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 leverages corporate and public support to ensure that existing and aspiring Latino entrepreneurs gain access and achieve success in the world of business. Please visit http://www.ushccfoundation.org for more information.