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President of GM de Mexico to Address Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC)

BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Ernesto M. Hernandez, the President and Managing Director of General Motors de Mexico, will be the keynote speaker at its 23rd Annual Fiesta Hispana Gala to be held at The Henry in Dearborn on Friday, December 7, 2012.

Appointed in 2011, Mr. Hernandez is the executive responsible for managing General Motors business operations in Mexico where GM provides direct employment to 14,000 people in facilities in the states of Mexico, Guanajuato, Coahuila, San Luis Potosi and Mexico City. Mr. Hernandez has the distinction of being the first native-born Mexican to hold this executive position.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hernandez was Vice President of General Motors de Mexico and Executive Director of Sales, Service and Marketing, in charge of operations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He held the Vice Presidency since 2003, successfully leading the commercial operations of General Motors for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac while maintaining a close relationship with dealers in those countries.

The Fiesta Hispana Gala celebrates that success of Michigan's Hispanic owned businesses that attracts up to 600 business, civic and community leaders to this formal Black Tie event.

Traditionally, the evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a program that includes the keynote address and member recognitions.  An afterglow features live music from Dal Bouey, a high-energy band spiced with Latino flavor that keeps partygoers dancing till midnight.

The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business association, promoting the growth of Hispanic businesses and the economic vitality of the Latino community.  The MHCC represents the interests of 11,000 Hispanic owned businesses in the State of Michigan and is dedicated to promoting economic development by enabling access to business opportunities and resources for growth and development.   The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce continues to strive to spotlight minority companies and to promote partnerships between major Corporations and small business in the Americas. Visit our website at: www.mhcc.org

If you would like additional information about MHCC on this topic or to schedule an interview with Armando Ojeda, Executive Director, please contact Debra Peel at (248) 792-2763 or email Debra Peel at [email protected].

SOURCE Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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