LULAC National President Elected as HACR Board Chair
December 21, 2012
Contact: Paloma Zuleta
pzuleta (at) LULAC.org
Today, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) issued the following press release, announcing that LULAC President Margaret Moran was unanimously elected as the next chair of the HACR’s board of directors.
Washington, DC –Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National President, Margaret Moran, was unanimously elected on December 3 as the succeeding chair of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s (HACR) board of directors.
Moran follows National Council of La Raza President & CEO Janet Murguía, whose two year term as chair ends in April 2013.
"On behalf of HACR's Board of Directors, congratulations to Margaret Moran on her election," Murguía said. "Margaret's leadership, strong track record of advocacy, and her passion for our community will continue to strengthen HACR's mission."
Moran is only the third woman to serve as national president of the 83 year old LULAC organization. She was elected president in July 2010 and oversees the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights membership organization. Founded in 1929, LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, workforce development, and housing rights of Hispanics through more than 900 councils and community-based programs.
“I am honored to be serving as chair of an organization that is leading the nation in advancing the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America,” Moran said. “I am confident that together with the distinguished board we will further the advancement of the Hispanic community by opening even greater avenues of opportunity.”
Moran is a native of San Antonio and married to Oscar Moran, a former national president of LULAC during the mid 1980’s and original founder of HACR, making them the first husband and wife to serve as LULAC national presidents.
Also elected was United States Hispanic Leadership Institute’s (USHLI) President Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. as board secretary. Dr. Andrade is only one of two Latinos to receive a Presidential Medal “for the performance of exemplary deeds of service for the nation” and “promoting leadership and civic participation.”
Re-elected were Guarione Diaz, Cuban American National Council (CNC) president emeritus, as vice chairman and Ronald Blackburn Moreno, president and CEO of Aspira Association, Inc., as treasurer.
Diaz served as president and CEO of CNC for three decades, retiring earlier this year. Blackburn Moreno oversees the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and Latino youths.
For additional information about HACR’s board of directors, click here.