Javier Palomarez

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About Javier Palomarez

Javier Palomarez is the President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the leading advocate for nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses and over 200 local Hispanic chambers throughout the United States. Prior to the USHCC, Palomarez served as Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at ING Financial Services, where he was recruited to lead diversity outreach programs. He was responsible for marketing, sponsorships, public relations and external communications to help position this global leader in the financial services industry.

Palomarez is one of the nation's pre-eminent multi-cultural sales and marketing executives. He is a sought-after spokesperson, thought-leader and strategist on the issues affecting America's consumers, particularly those in the Hispanic community. His opinions and points of view have appeared in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and many others.

Palomarez began his career at Allstate Insurance Corporation where he worked to initiate the industry's first fully-integrated, nationwide Hispanic marketing, sales and service campaign. Following his tenure at Allstate, Palomarez was recruited by Sprint, Inc, where he rose through the ranks to become the Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations. He holds a degree in Finance from the University of Texas – Pan American.

Palomarez has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise by United States Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke and also serves on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Board, as well as the Comcast National Hispanic Advisory Council. Javier serves on Senator Robert Menendez' Working Group on Corporate Diversity and is a director of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). He was recently named "One of the 75 Most Influential Hispanics" by PODER Magazine.

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