December 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah – On Tuesday, December 3rd, ALPFA lunched its 41st professional chapter at a reception at the Goldman Sachs headquarters in downtown Salt Lake City. The chapter will be recognized as ALPFA Salt Lake City and has already established its board of directors with Goldman Sachs as a corporate and founding sponsor. The event was broadcast live via a webcast to all members of ALPFA, and a rebroadcast can be seen at SLC Launch.
The event, which attracted over 100 attendees, was an opportunity to introduce ALPFA to the community and discuss how it will further the organization’s mission of creating opportunities, adding value and building relationships while expanding Latino Leadership. The chapter aims to impact both professionals and students and there are already two student chapters in the area at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Speaking at the event was Alejandro Reyna, president of the chapter, David Lang, Head of Goldman Sachs Salt Lake City Office and Joe Mella, Goldman Sachs Controllers Chief of Staff and member of the ALPFA Corporate Advisory Board.
“There is a lot of professional Latino talent in our community looking for ways to get involved and to advance in their careers… you see this in every corner of Salt Lake City. ALPFA SLC offers this and more. We offer strategy, execution and service to our members and sponsors, with a vision of becoming the largest Latino professional business network focused on leadership and career development in the State of Utah. Our goals are ambitious, but we have all the talent and support to make it happen.” said Alejandro Reyna, Salt Lake City Chapter President.
“It is always exciting to launch a new chapter of ALPFA”, commented Zenaida Mendoza, ALPFA National CCO, “It is not only an opportunity to further our mission and build more Latino leaders, but also an opportunity to offer a solid professional networking structure and impact the local community.
ALPFA MARKS 41st Annual Convention in DC with record number of workshops, panels & powerful speakers
In 1972, a Latino college student might have felt lonely on campus. Not only was Latino college enrollment abysmal, but few campus organizations existed to help develop and connect them to professional opportunities. The same could be said for young Latino business professionals; many were dismayed by a lack of community of Latino colleagues and mentors to learn from, network with -- and who could, together -- work to open the doors to corporate America if not the global market.
The ALPFA founding members understood the need to build a Latino professional workforce that would contribute and compete in the region’s burgeoning economy. Today, as ALPFA celebrates its 41st year convention with more than 23,000 members across 41 professional and 120 student chapters, ALPFA is the pre-eminent resource and authority of building Latino business leaders through its innovative programs and bold changes over the course of its existence...