Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Scheduled to Appear at the ALPFA Convention. Additional Speakers and National Winners Also Announced.

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A four-day event, August 8-12, for professionals and students pursuing careers in finance and accounting that includes over 50 workshops, networking events, luncheons and dinner gala. Over 2,000 expected to attend the 4-day event that will include a career fair.

Diversity drives relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers, all of which is critical to KPMG being an inclusive organization, an employer of choice and successful in the marketplace. Our strong affiliation with professional organizations such as ALPFA helps the firm achieve this ambition.

The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) has announced speakers, for its 2009 Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, August 8-12. Attendees will have access to over 50 workshops designed to provide valuable insight on topics ranging from accounting and audit implications, to soft skills and the current economic conditions. Four different panel discussions will focus on the topics of "Challenges Women Face in Corporate America," "Managing a Winning Public Image," "The Role of Leading Higher Education Institutions in Enabling the Latino Population to Integrate into the Workforce," and "How to Position Ourselves for Success Over the Next Three Years."

Featured Speakers include:
John Veihmeyer, CEO of KPMG LLP
Barry Salzberg, CEO, Deloitte
Bob DiMuccio, CEO Amica Insurance
Frances Garcia, Inspector General, U.S. GAO and Hispanic Business 2009 Woman of the Year
Helen Sayles, Senior Vice President, Liberty Mutual
Alexandra McCauley, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Telemundo
Dr. Wayne Watson, author "Excel 2007 Data Analysis and Business Modeling"

In addition, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join ALPFA in welcoming attendees at the Welcome Reception on Saturday, August 8, and Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick has been invited to the Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, August 11. Sara Suarez, news director and anchor at WUNI TV/Univison will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies at the Annual Awards Gala where ALPFA will recognize six members for their talent and outstanding contributions to the organization. Keynote for the Gala Dinner will be KMPG LLP CEO John Veihmeyer.

This year's National Honorees are:
Executive of the Year - Manny Fernandez, KPMG LLP
Lifetime Achievement - Joe Mella, Goldman Sachs
Woman of ALPFA - Pat Brzozowski, Prudential
Outstanding Service to ALPFA - Steve Mendez, ALPFA National Board
Most Promising Business Professional - Hector Lopez Camacho, State Street
National Student of the Year - Daniel Zamora, Miami Florida International University

"I'm honored to be recognized by ALPFA and salute the other honorees for their support and commitment to ALPFA and its mission to expand Latino leadership in business," said Manny Fernandez, KPMG Managing Partner - university relations and recruiting, and co-chair of the firm's national Hispanic/Latino network. "Diversity drives relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers, all of which is critical to KPMG being an inclusive organization, an employer of choice and successful in the marketplace. Our strong affiliation with professional organizations such as ALPFA helps the firm achieve this ambition."

The four-day event will take place in three hotels adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center and the Career Fair will be held at the Convention Center, on Tuesday, August 11. Tickets are still available for purchase.

For further information contact Rosa Castillo at 213-243-0004.

Visit http://www.alpfa.org for the latest updates.

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