(Springfield, MA) — As the U.S. economic recovery gains momentum, the ever-expanding Latino population may be poised to play a key role in the country’s future. ALPFA, the largest Latino association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership skills, wants to help as many of the more than 50 million Latinos in the U.S. as possible to prepare for that role and has joined forces with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to boost awareness of the need for financial education and the available tools to help plan their financial futures.
ALPFA and MassMutual are working together to help the exploding number of Latino small business owners and families make good financial decisions for a more secure future. The two organizations have taken to the road to raise awareness of the need for financial education and future planning, hosting informational events and panel discussions in several locations across the country.
ALPFA marks its 41st annual convention on Aug. 3, in Washington D.C., and MassMutual will be on hand to provide career opportunities and guidance to the thousands of expected attendees at the landmark event.
MassMutual’s Chris Mendoza, vice president of Multicultural Market Development, will participate in a leadership panel discussion, and Marcela Aldaz-Matos, a director of Diversity & Inclusion at MassMutual, will present on panels to help members build leadership skills and their organizations establish effective Employee Resource Groups. Aldaz-Matos, who also is National Chair of the Women of ALPFA’s Strategy Development Committee, will be the featured presenter at several sessions for the National Women of ALPFA’s Corporate Advisory Board. In addition, students and professionals are invited to visit MassMutual’s booths at the career (#107) and product (#1401) fairs to learn more about the FORTUNE 500* mutual insurer.
“Our country is at an economic crossroads, and given the Latino population’s phenomenal growth, we’re at a critical juncture. We want to work with Latinos to help them secure greater career and financial security for themselves, their businesses and their families,” said Mendoza. “ALPFA’s annual convention is an ideal way to reach current and future Latino business leaders, helping them to acquire more of the skills and information they need to help ensure the success of future generations.”
“MassMutual started working with ALPFA three years ago because we share a deep commitment and dedication to serving the Latino community,” said Lorie Valle-Yañez, vice president and Chief Diversity Officer at MassMutual, who now sits on the Women of ALPFA National Corporate Advisory Board. “We also recognize the rich talent in ALPFA’s membership and MassMutual looks forward to becoming an employer of choice for ALPFA members.”
*FORTUNE Magazine, May 20, 2013
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.
MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.