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In the following pages, we present the LATINO 100, our annual listing of the best places for Latinos to work. To select them, input was gathered from Latino nonprofits and community organizations as well as our readers, partners and stakeholders. From this, the final listing was compiled by the editors of LATINO, combined with our own research. The companies are in alphabetical order, since numerical rankings can be arbitrary and misleading, and those profiled alongside the listing are not necessarily the upper tier, though they are representative of their industries and serve as corporate role models.

Our goal is to identify the companies providing the most opportunities for Latinos and recognize initiatives that benefit our community in areas like philanthropy, workforce diversity, minority business development and governance. Education remains one of the most important challenges facing us, and companies like AT&T and Comcast consistently top the list. Certain financial service companies like Morgan Stanley, Comerica and Wells Fargo are included, even if the industry as a whole is not. In the energy sector, ExxonMobil and BP lead the way.  Silicon Valley is largely missing in action, and many well-known tech companies such as Google and Facebook have failed to walk the walk despite years of talking the talk.

Another important factor was the impact of these programs upon the Latino community. We reviewed many commendable corporate initiatives, but if they lacked an effective outreach or media strategy, they didn’t make the cut. Some projects look great on a press release but have little impact.. In the case of STEM, many young Latinos and their parents simply don’t know of the opportunities in these career fields. It’s important to reach not hundreds, but hundreds of thousands. The message needs to get out to the entire Latino community, not just the registrants at an annual conference or attendees at a luncheon, who’ve all heard it before, anyway. This is a role Latino-owned media is uniquely suited to play.

Has support for Latino initiatives decreased since the first year of the Trump Administration? Some we’ve spoken to in the nonprofit world report that contributions are down, and some budgets have been shaved, if not slashed despite billions in tax breaks for corporate America. The anti-immigrant rhetoric of the campaign may have died down, though Latinos are still not well-represented and nothing has been done to address issues like DACA. But others have reported that it’s business as usual.

As for those companies not included in this year’s listing, we apologize for any omissions. It could be they simply did not reply to our requests for information, or failed to meet our publication deadline, or that we simply don’t know enough about their support for the Latino community. Since we were unable to evaluate these companies, they were not considered for inclusion in the 2018 LATINO 100. Many thanks to all those who participated and helped us in this effort.

  Eric Garcia

Aflac

1932 Wynnton Road

Columbus, GA 31999

www.aflac.com

Daniel P. Amos

 

Altria

6601 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23230

www.altria.com

Martin J. Barrington

 

American Express

200 Vesey Street

New York, NY 10080

www.americanexpress.com

Stephen Squeri

 

AON

200 East Randolph

Chicago, IL  60601

www.aon.com

Gregory C. Case

 

AT&T

208 S. Akard St.

Dallas, TX 75202

www.att.com

Randall Stephenson

 

Bank of America

100 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

www.bankofamerica.com

Brian T. Moynihan

 

Barilla USA

885 Sunset Ridge Rd.

Northbrook, IL 60062

www.barilla.com

Jean-Pierre Comte

 

BP

501 Westlake Park Blvd.

Houston, TX 77079

www.bp.com

John Minge

 

Carnival

3655 NW 87th Ave.

Miami, FL 33178

www.carnival.com

Arnold Donald

 

Chase

270 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10017

www.chase.com

Jamie Dimon

 

Chrysler

1000 Chrysler Drive

Auburn Hills, MI

www.chrysler.com

Sergio Marchionne

 

Cigna

900 Cottage Grove Rd.

Bloomfield, CT  06002

www.cigna.com

David Cordani

 

Cisco

170 West Tasman Dr.

San Jose, CA 95134

www.cisco.com

Charles Robbins

 

Coca-Cola

1 Coca-Cola Plaza

Atlanta, GA

www.coca-cola.com

James Quincey

 

Colgate-Palmolive

300 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10022

www.colgatepalmolive.com

Ian M. Cook

 

Comcast

One Comcast Center

Philadelphia, PA 19103

www.comcast.com

Brian L.Roberts

 

Comerica

1717 Main Street

Dallas, TX 75201

www.comerica.com

Ralph W. Babb, Jr.

 

Delta

1030 Delta Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30354

www.delta.com

Edward Bastian

 

Denny’s

203 East Main Street

Spartanburg, SC 29319

www.dennys.com

John Miller

 

ExxonMobil

5959 Las Colinas Boulevard

Irving, TX 75039

www.exxonmobil.com

Darren Woods

 

Ford

One American Rd.

Dearborn, MI 48126

www.ford.com

James Hackett

 

General Motors

300 Renaissance Center

Detroit, MI 48243

www.gm.com

Mary Barra

 

Georgia Power

241 Ralph McGill Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30308

www.georgiapower.com

Paul Bowers

 

GlaxoSmithKline

5 Moore Dr

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

www.gsk.com

Andrew Witty

 

Herbalife

800 West Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

www.herbalife.com

Richard Goudis

 

Hilton

7930 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, VA 22102

www.hilton.com

Christopher J. Nassetta

 

Hyatt

71 S. Wacker Drive #2425

Chicago, IL 60606

www.hyatt.com

Mark S. Hoplamazian

 

Leidos

11955 Freedom Drive

Restom, VA 20190

www.leidos.com

Roger Krone

 

Lilly

Lilly Corporate Center

Indianapolis, IN 46285

www.lilly.com

John C. Lechleiter

 

Lockheed Martin

6801 Rockledge Drive

Bethesda, MD 20817

www.lockheedmartin.com

Marillyn A. Hewson

 

Marsh & McLennan

1166 6th Ave.

New York, NY 10036

www.mmc.com

Daniel Glaser

 

MasTec

800 S. Douglas Rd.

Coral Gables, FL 33134

www.mastec.com

José Ramon Mas

 

McDonald’s

2111 McDonald’s Drive

Oak Brook, IL 60523

www.mcdonalds.com

Steve Easterbrook

 

Metlife

200 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10166

www.metlife.com

Steven Kandarian

 

Microsoft

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

www.microsoft.com

Satya Nadella

 

MillerCoors

250 S. Wacker Dr.

Chicago, IL 60606

www.millercoors.com

Gavin Hattersley

 

Morgan Stanley

1585 Broadway

New York, NY 10036

www.morganstanley.com

James Gorman

 

NATIONAL EXPRESS

2601 Navistar Dr.

Lisle, IL 60532

www.nellc.com

Matt Ashley

 

NATIONAL GRID

40 Sylvan Rd.

Waltham, MA 02451

www.nationalgridus.com

John Pettigrew

 

New York Life

51 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10010

www.newyorklife.com

Theodore A. Mathas

 

Nissan

1 Nissan Way

Franklin, TN 37067

www.nissanusa.com

Hiroto Saikawa

 

OppenheimerFunds

225 Liberty St.

New York, NY 10281

www.oppenheimerfunds.com

Arthur Steinmetz

 

Prudential

751 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 07102

www.prudential.com

John Strangfeld

 

Raytheon

870 Winter Street

Waltham, MA 02451

www.raytheon.com

Thomas A. Kennedy

 

Sodexo

9801 Washingtonian Boulevard

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

www.sodexo.com

Michel Landel

 

State Street

One Lincoln Street

Boston, MA 02111

www.statestreet.com

Joseph L. Hooley

 

SunTrust

303 Peachtree St. NW

Atlanta, GA 30308

www.suntrust.com

William H. Rogers, Jr.

 

Thales USA

100 W. Commons

New Castle, DE 19720

www.thalesgroup.com

Alan Pellegrini

 

Thomson Reuters

3 Times Square

New York, NY 10036

www.thomsonreuters.com

James Smith

 

T-Mobile USA

1290 SE 38th St.

Bellevue, WA 98006

www.t-mobile.com

John Legere

 

Toyota

19001 S. Western Ave.

Torrance, CA 90501

www.toyota.com

James Lentz

 

United Airlines

233 S. Wacker Dr.

Chicago, IL 60606

www.united.com

Oscar Muñoz

 

UPS

55 Glenlake Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

www.ups.com

David P. Abney

 

Walgreens

200 Wilmot Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

www.walgreens.com

Steffano Pessina

 

Wells Fargo

420 Montgomery Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

www.wellsfargo.com

Timothy Sloan

 

 

Altria is building a culture where all employees feel included, heard and challenged to contribute. Its nine employee resource groups (ERGs) bring together employees with shared characteristics or life experiences to help the company benefit from our diversity and become more inclusive. Altria’s Hispanic ERG, Sí!, focuses on leveraging Latino employees as strategic thinking partners for Altria by sharing adult consumer insights and recruiting and retaining Latino talent.  Janet Santana, chairwoman of Sí!, said, “We’ve developed resources to help our business leaders understand cultural differences, and we’ve brought in experts who challenge all of us to think differently. The ERGs are a powerful support for Altria’s culture of innovation.”

 

 

Since 2008, AT&T has focused its giving with the purpose of raising the high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020. Its signature program to achieve this, Aspire, has involved more than one million students since it began by connecting grassroots programs throughout the country to the students that need it most. The country is now within eight percentage points of achieving the 90 percent goal.  Because Aspire targets students at greatest risk of dropping out, those from Latino and African American communities have received the bulk of support from the $400 million planned investment by AT&T so far. The campaign has also reached its goal of contributing one million mentoring hours from AT&T employees working with HACEMOS, AT&T’s Latino employee resource group. Aspire was the brainchild of AT&T chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson, who saw the need to address the rising dropout rate among American youth.

 

 

Barilla’s Black and Latino Employees ERG is named Alleanza, which means Alliance in Italian. Alleanza was created in 2016 with the objective of contributing to an inclusive culture for all employees. To support Barilla’s diverse recruiting strategy, Alleanza leverages Barilla’s partnership with HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement), so members of Alleanza participate in various HACE programs including volunteering during career fairs and hosting the Mujeres de HACE leadership program (Fall 2017). Alleanza also joined CLEO (Consortium of Latino Organizations) which has provided an opportunity for Barilla employees to network with other Latino professionals in the Chicago area and share best practices. In Barilla’s Northbrook office (Americas HQ), Alleanza organizes at least one speaker during Hispanic Heritage Month to share their expertise on how engaging Latinos in the workplace and in the marketplace is good for business.

 

 

Employing 74,500 people in 72 countries, BP recognizes and values the rich diversity both of its employees and of the communities where they live and work. The company is committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment by championing diversity and empowering its employees to work together as one team. BP America’s Energía business resource group provides a forum for Latino employees to connect and exchange ideas with colleagues across the country, while offering opportunities to enhance their career development. BP is also committed to increasing diversity in its supply chain, and from 2012 to 2017 it spent more than $500 million with Hispanic-owned enterprises across the country. In addition, BP is a strong supporter of national and local organizations that create greater opportunity for Hispanic businesses and students. From promoting STEM education for underrepresented minorities, to serving on the board of directors for the USHCC, BP has consistently backed initiatives and programs that help Latinos pursue successful careers in the energy industry.

 

 

“At Carnival Corporation, diversity starts at the helm, with four of 10 brand presidents reflecting diversity,” said Carlos F. Orta, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. Orta, formerly the CEO and President of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), joined the Miami-based cruise line in 2014. “At Carnival, diversity and inclusion is a mindset. It is reflected in our people, brands, ports of call, and guests. Some of Carnival’s partner organizations that support the company’s diversity goals are: Catalyst, Executive Leadership Council (ELC), HACR, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP).”

 

 

Peter R. Villegas is Vice President and the Head of the Office of Latin Affairs for the Coca-Cola Company. In his position, he serves as a national spokesman for the company developing and managing the execution of local, regional and national strategies that position the company as a leading corporate citizen in the U.S. Hispanic community. His responsibilities include managing relationships with key local, state and national Hispanic political, community, business and civic leaders. Villegas also serves on The Coca-Cola North America Executive Leadership Team. Recognized as a regional and national corporate leader, he has wide-range knowledge of various corporate, civic, political and community issues and initiatives and has 23 years of experience in corporate America.

 

 

Comerica supports and promotes diversity, both internally with employees, and externally with customers and suppliers through a number of initiatives. The Hispanic Diversity Initiatives are primarily focused on developing relationships with external Hispanic communities, while the Hispanic Ambassador Teams are primarily focused on the professional development of Comerica employees. The Hispanic Diversity Initiatives are crucial in helping Comerica develop an understanding of the Hispanic market and developing partnerships with key community and opinion leaders in the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Ambassador Teams serve as an at-large engagement of Comerica employees, who are interested in participating in activities on a volunteer basis to support the Hispanic Diversity Initiative. Monica L. Martinez serves as SVP, External Affairs – Michigan Market and National Hispanic Business Development Director.Students Rushawn Walters and Nia Muhammad, both of Howard University, and Sarah Rahal, of Wayne State University, won the prize with “Jammin’ with GM,” a video story told through carpool karaoke, focusing on the new Chevrolet Cruze. Students took part in a journalism workshop led by Ray Suarez, former host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation. They also heard a panel on the state of diversity in newsrooms moderated by journalist Ed Gordon, featured fashion critic Michael Quintanilla, formerly of the Los Angeles Times and San Antonio Express News; political journalist Patricia Guadalupe, a contributing writer to LATINO Magazine; Walter Middlebrook, Detroit News assistant managing editor; and Salvador Rodriguez, Inc. magazine’s tech reporter.

 

 

More than 600 students in underserved communities have benefited from GM’s support of a coding program created by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation since 2015. The program, Code as Second Language, creates awareness of STEM careers such as software engineering and computer science. It also aims to address a projected shortage of professionals in STEM careers. The program invites elementary through high school students to an all-day code boot camp or an eight-week coding academy. It has focused on students in communities that are underserved and in which the majority of the population is Hispanic. Events have taken place in Phoenix, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Arlington, TX, Austin, TX, Roswell, GA and Pontiac, MI between 2015 and 2018.

 

 

Herbalife Nutrition is among the few Fortune 500 companies with three Hispanics serving on its Board of Directors at the same time. Over the past several years, the company has partnered with over 30 national and state Latino organizations, as well as organizations that serve the Latino community directly. One-third of its employees in the United States are Latino including an executive team of accomplished Hispanic leaders: Senior Vice President of North America Ibi Montesino, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs Angela Arboleda, Vice President of Communications Content Strategy Casey Hernandez; and Dr. Rocio Medina, M.D., Vice Chairwoman & Member, Nutrition Advisory Board. The company also counts on the counsel and guidance of board members including former State Department Undersecretary, Maria Otero, Former Surgeon General of the United States, Richard H. Carmona M.D.; and former chief financial officer of the U.S. Air Force, Michael Montelongo.

 

 

Jon Muñoz was recently promoted to vice president of global diversity and inclusion for Hilton. Muñoz leads Hilton’s diversity management practice focused on culture, talent and marketplace initiatives. He is responsible for leading external engagement strategies with diverse strategic non-profit partners, consulting with internal diversity stakeholders, and developing diversity training initiatives.  Muñoz actively serves in leadership roles at a number of nonprofit organizations including Friends of the American Latino Museum Treasurer of the Board of Directors; International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Vice Chair of the Board of Directors; League of United Latin American Citizens Corporate Alliance; and the USHCC Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board. He is also a co-founder of the National Hispanic Corporate Council Corporate Executive Development Program (CEDP) offered in partnership with Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

 

 

Leidos fosters an inclusive work environment and contributes to its communities is through seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). The Hispano-Latino Leidos Asociación (HoLA) ERG is committed to providing resources to promote recruitment, education, career and personal development, and peer-to-peer networks that spread personal and professional growth. With Chief Audit Executive  Bettina García Welsh as the executive sponsor, the group regularly hosts executives and leadership panels to share insight and receive feedback from attendees. company’s growth. In the community, HoLA sponsors Latina SciGirls, a cohort within the Children’s Science Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Latina SciGirls delivers extracurricular STEM education to students of Title I designated schools..

 

 

McDonald’s and its franchisees are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce for all. The company is dedicated in helping all restaurant employees further their education and achieve their dreams. In 2015, McDonald’s launched Archways to Opportunity, a comprehensive education program that provides eligible U.S. employees at participating restaurants an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront college tuition assistance, access free education advising services and learn English as a second language by participating in McDonald’s English Under the Arches (EUA) program. Since 2007, over 6,000 people have graduated from EUA, and today more than 95% of program participants are Hispanic. To date, the company has increased access to education for over 20,000 people in the U.S.

 

 

National Express, LLC has more than 23,500 school buses serving over 550 school districts in 38 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, and is committed to getting 1 million students to school each day safely, on time and ready to learn.  This commitment is matched by the company’s long-term support for the education policy-focused programs of NALEO and the company’s advocacy on key issues of interest to the Latino community.  As CFO Alejandro Castro has said: “Our support for organizations like NALEO is part of our commitment to serving diverse communities across America.   Every day, we bring a strong focus on the training and education of our associates so that we can safely transport the most precious resource there is – the children of the communities we serve.  We take our responsibility for safety very seriously and there is nothing more important to us.”

 

 

National Grid is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects over 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions.. “National Grid is doing its part to ignite passion in students to pursue STEM studies and inspire tomorrow’s future professionals,” says Keith Hutchison, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer of National Grid. The company funds community and education programs with organizations such as City Year, Girls Inc., Junior Achievement, and FIRST LEGO League Rhode Island, among others, that focus on fostering an interest in STEM learning in students of all ages and backgrounds.

 

 

At Raytheon, Judy Lewis is Vice President of the Mission Systems and Sensors Business Development for the company’s Integrated Defense Systems, with nearly $2 billion in sales. Her division, based in Massachusetts, supports another Raytheon division, Mission Systems, and is focused on radars. Raytheon’s workforce includes 27% people of color and 26% female, including 22% people of color and 36% female in their leadership development program.  Additionally, 18% of Raytheon’s board members are female. The company also has several employee resource groups for the diverse communities within its workforce, including HOLA, the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement. “Raytheon is also over 50 percent international and a diverse background goes well with that,” says Lewis, a native of Colombia. “It’s a fascinating place to work. It’s exciting to be here and make an impact in a positive way.”

 

 

SunTrust Bank and Emprendedores Latinos USA attracted a diverse crowd of enthusiastic small business owners to the inaugural U.S. Business Series: Empowering Minority-Owned Businesses. Attendees heard from a panel of diverse  minority business leaders, including Javier Palomarez, former President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Stacey Key, President and CEO of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council; Susan Au Allen, President and CEO of the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation; and Ron Busby, President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc..”The event was a demonstration of our commitment to inclusion in our communities through SunTrust’s four principles: One Team, Client First, Executional Excellence, and Profitable Growth,” remarked  Yeny Malaver, SunTrust First Vice President, Treasury and Payments.

 

 

At T-Mobile, diversity and inclusion prompt ideas that help foster the kind of forward thinking that pushes the company, and the industry, forward. T-Mobile has defined the Un-Carrier by what they are not—not about restrictions or ridiculous charges. But they’ve also defined what they are about, and that includes promoting diversity internally and externally with customers and suppliers, creating six employee network groups, and fostering change at a workplace that thrives on it.T-Mobile has received a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index five years in a row and an 11th year designation as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly. T-Mobile has also received another 100% on the Disability Equality Index (DEI). “T-Mobile is a brand built on listening to our customers: customers who are heard, not dismissed – diverse customers all across the country from every region, economic class, race, sex, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation. Our customers are America,” says T-Mobile CEO John Legere. With a 62% diverse team (30% Hispanic) and a 57% diverse customer base (27% Hispanic) there is no question that diversity is a priority at T-Mobile.

 

 

United was a sponsor of the 2017 BRAVA Awards, held at the University Club in Chicago. At the annual event recognizing Latina mentorship in corporate America, Chief Diversity Officer Gregory Jones presented the award to Vania Wit, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in United’s legal department.  A daughter of Bolivian immigrants, the Harvard Law graduate and 19-year veteran of the company said in her acceptance, “United is a very supportive environment. As a Latina, I feel that I have been fortunate to have a company that really takes diversity and inclusion to heart.” The company has several Business Resource Groups that reach out to employees of various backgrounds, such as the multicultural UNITE. CEO Oscar Munoz is one of the few Latino CEOs in the Fortune 500.

 

 

At Wells Fargo, more than 60,000 team members participate in one of 10 Team Member Networks that are open to all team members. The Latin Connection Team Member Network has more than 40 chapters throughout the United States. The group piloted a mentoring program for 35 mid-level team members called the Emerging Leaders League (ELL).  ELL is intended to broaden the participant’s understanding of career development and what it takes to succeed at Wells Fargo.  The company works with multiple diversity organizations to source and attract diverse talent through partnerships, career fairs, job boards, marketing, direct sourcing and cultivation strategies. Examples include ALPFA and Prospanica. Wells Fargo Talent Acquisition also partners with diverse national scholarship programs like the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to provide internship and scholarship opportunities to their scholars.