SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2014

DON SALAZAR - 2014 National Convention Board Chair

Donald J. Salazar is a lifelong resident of the Ogden Area. He is President and CEO of Creative Times, Inc. (CTI), a design-build construction company based in Ogden, Utah. Don is Responsible for the General Management and Administration of Creative Times. Oversees all management activities, including business planning, accounting, bonding, finance, marketing, resource allocation, contract negotiation, and on-site job performance. Don has successfully performed on both governmental and public sector contracts ranging from $200,000.00 to $34 million dollars.


2013 Honoree Michelle Herrerra Mulligan - Editor of Cosmopolitan for Latinas

A prolific author and journalist for more than 10 years, Herrera Mulligan has worked to capture the surging Latina voice in the United States. She co-edited and contributed to Border-Line Personalities, a groundbreaking collection of essays on culture clash and coming-of-age as a Latin woman in America. The book was course-adopted at universities throughout the country, including Yale and Florida International University, and won an Outstanding Contribution to Hispanic Studies Award in 2006. Her articles and reporting have appeared in more than 20 magazines, including Time, Glamour, and Martha Stewart's Whole Living. She was a founding editor of Latina magazine.


The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is the largest Hispanic business organization in the country - representing the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, generate over $465 billion to the American economy every year. The USHCC also serves as the umbrella organization for over more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Made up of three constituents - Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs), local Chambers across the country and corporate partners - the USHCC's mission is to foster Hispanic economic development and to create sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and brings value to its members by providing networking and procurement opportunities, advocacy and professional education.

The USHCC seeks to facilitate the growth of Hispanic small business in America, advance opportunities in corporate and federal procurement, place more Hispanics incorporate board rooms, and ensure decision makers at all levels in Washington consider the Hispanic business community in their deliberations. For over 30 years, the USHCC has advocated in Washington on behalf of our business community for public policies such as Access to Capital, Federal Procurement, Energy and the Environment, Health Care Reform and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.


The USHCC Annual National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Held from September 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Grand America Hotel, the 35th Annual National Convention is the country's largest networking venue for Hispanic business and Fortune 1000 corporations interested in the Hispanic market. Over two-days, the National Convention affords Hispanic vendors and corporate buyers the opportunity to establish partnerships where business opportunities can flourish.