Fifth Third Bancorp today announced its premium membership in the United
States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Founded in 1979, the USHCC
was created to foster Hispanic economic development and to build
sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society.
Additionally, two of the Companys senior managers will serve on the
USHCC advisory boards. José Peña, senior vice president and head
of Retail Banking, Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) will serve on the Senior
Executive Council Advisory Board (SECAB), which serves as an important
link between the USHCC and Fortune 500 corporations with buying power.
SECAB advises the USHCC on business issues affecting Hispanic business;
on the USHCCs major conferences; and on purchasing, recruitment, trade,
public policy and other issues affecting business interests.
Louise Gissendaner, Fifth Third Bancorps vice president and
community outreach manager, will serve on the Procurement Council
Advisory Board (PCAB). The board works with USHCC leadership to educate,
provide guidance and develop strategy that advances and expands the
level of procurement opportunities for Hispanic businesses. The Board is
responsible for ensuring that the best practices, policies and programs
created and advanced by the Board are reflected in the communitys
overall procurement practices.
Gregory Imm, senior vice president & director of Community
Affairs, said, The Hispanic community is the fastest-growing emerging
market. Our membership and active engagement with the USHCC will enable
us to reach out to the Hispanic community on a national level. It also
will enable us to expand our relationships with Hispanic-owned
businesses and provide a means for us to better understand the needs,
concerns and challenges that Hispanic businesses face.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) is a diversified financial services
company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $118 billion
in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,321 full-service Banking
Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week
inside select grocery stores and 2,405 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania,
Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main
businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and
Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 39% interest in Vantiv
Holding, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth
Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of
March 31, 2012, had $296 billion in assets under care, of which it
managed $26 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit
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