Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–May 26, 2006–The US Hispanic Advocacy Association (USHAA) today announced that Samuel Delgado, Vice President of Verizon New Jersey and Betty Maneta, President of Argent Associates, have joined the Company’s Board of Directors, after being elected by unanimous consent at a special meeting of USHAA’s board last evening. Further, USHAA announced that the following prominent business and civic leaders have joined USHAA’s Advisory Council: David Lizarraga, Hon. Nelson Diaz, Nick Patel, Esq., Bernard Spigner, George Castro II, Angela Rowe, Connie Sanchez, and Barbara Johnson, Esq.
“Sam and Betty bring an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom to USHAA gained from a long history of service to the Hispanic community and from having helped run highly successful organizations. They are going to be terrific Directors and we’re excited and honored that they have chosen USHAA as a vehicle to serve Latinos at a national level,” said Luis J. Diaz, President of USHAA. “With the support and guidance of a world-class Advisory Council under the leadership of David Lizarraga (West Coast Co-Chair) and the Hon. Nelson Diaz (East Coast Co-Chair), USHAA is now well-positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning purchasing power and entrepreneurial activity of Hispanics in the United States to ensure that our people share in the American dream commensurate with our economic contributions,” added Mr. Diaz.
“USHAA’s team is doing an incredible job,” said Betty Manetta. “I am particularly impressed with the ability of this organization to serve as a vehicle to help unify Latinos around a common agenda,” added Samuel Delgado. “I am especially looking forward to working with and learning from the great board and council members who will be guiding this company’s inspiring vision focused on economic empowerment via advocacy and unity,” stated David Lizarraga.
USHAA’s mission is to leverage Hispanic purchasing power to provide advocacy, benefits and information for Hispanic consumers and businesses. For information about USHAA, please visit http://www.ushaa.com.