It was hip-hip-hooray at the Federal Reserve Bank when more than 30 high-level students and young professionals celebrated graduation from the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Emerging Leaders program.
Each year, the chamber identifies up and coming young businessmen and women and senior students with leadership capabilities and invites them to join the program that links these high-potential achievers with the corporate community and civic entities. Through seminars and networking opportunities, they are charged to make a difference in the city.
Heading up the evening's activities that included graduation ceremonies and cocktails were GHHCC Foundation CEO Laura Murillo and John Esquivel, foundation chairman. In remarks to the group, Murillo noted “In this 2013 graduating class, we have authors, civil engineers, private bankers, politicians, accountants, biologists, and entrepreneurs. These Emerging Leaders will become our future mayors, governors, chancellors, corporate board members and presidents.”
Among those joining the festivities were Marisa Walker, Baine Herrera, Dorothy Caram, Alexander Obregon, Leah Payne, Mayra Magana, Felipe Bayon, Huyen Do, Tim Wilkerson, Jo Ann Castilleja and Sonja Gonzales.