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National Hispanic Corporate Council welcomes Mars, Incorporated as its newest corporate member

The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC), the premiere resource for corporate America on maximizing the Hispanic market opportunity, Wednesday announced Mars, Incorporated as a new corporate member.

Mars joins a growing list of Fortune 1000 companies who turn to NHCC for insights and guidance on the latest corporate best practices to effectively serve the growing Hispanic market. As a membership-based organization, NHCC provides its corporate members with resources to effectively maximize the 60 million individuals, $2 trillion-dollar U.S. Hispanic market opportunity.

“Mars is committed to fostering an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential, be heard and valued,” said Darryl Farrow, Head of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity, Mars North America. “We look forward to the insight, programming and partnership of the National Hispanic Corporate Council.”

Mars continues to prioritize driving positive societal impact across its communities and is accelerating its commitment to inclusion and diversity (I&D) anchored by four key pillars:

  • Ensuring all Mars leaders are visible and accountable champions of I&D
  • Embracing a culture of belonging that values and harnesses the power of differences
  • Harnessing diverse groups of Associates and leaders that represent the diversity of the Mars business
  • And equipping the business with cohesive policies, processes, practices and training — including unconscious bias programs — that supports I&D aspirations

“On behalf of the NHCC Board of Directors and its corporate members, I am delighted to welcome Mars, Incorporated,” said Brian Hall, NHCC Chair & Manager, Supplier Diversity & Brand Advocacy, Shell. “As a corporate member-focused organization, we look forward to enhancing Mars own Hispanic market opportunity by leveraging our national network of corporate leaders and member resources.”

NHCC’s Center of Expertise provides a five-pillar approach through talent/human resources, marketing, supplier diversity, community relations, and executive leadership within Hispanic and diversity and inclusion space. An affiliation with NHCC provides a collaborative community that shares resources, knowledge, best practices, and innovative solutions to elevate Hispanic talent, customers, suppliers, community relations, and ERG strategies.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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