Hispanic Business Leader Betty Manetta, To Speak At Seton Hall University's Integrity & Professionalism Convocation

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Beatriz Manetta, President and CEO of Argent Associates, Inc., will speak at The Stillman School of Business and The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute's "Integrity & Professionalism Convocation" on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:30pm at the University's South Orange Campus.

The Convocation will be held in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium (400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ), with a reception immediately following.

With over 20 years of experience working in the telecommunications industry, including AT&T and Lucent Technologies, her mission and proven commitment collaborating with clients to achieve the most creative, innovative and resourceful solutions has made a measurable impact helping customers gain a competitive advantage.

“Betty demonstrates her commitment to integrity and professionalism in both her professional and personal life. Argent’s mission statement speaks directly to its pledge to protect the environment. In addition, a number of the company’s key policies focus specifically on the importance of integrity and ethical business leadership,” said Joyce Strawser dean of the Stillman School.

Born in Argentina, Betty grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Accounting from Rutgers University and holds a Master of International Studies from Seton Hall University where she recently received the Beta Gama Sigma Award for contributing significantly to the vitality and strength of the economy, combining business achievement with service to humanity.

Argent Associates, Inc.

Argent Associates, Inc. is an award-winning systems integrator that provides distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cell infrastructure, Wi-Fi solutions, and wireless building management applications to the real estate community. The company was founded by Beatriz Manetta in 1998 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Argent's in-house capabilities range from design to full systems deployment. Argent Associates, Inc. has relationships with all of the leading national wireless service providers and equipment manufactures and provides a wide array of other services including enterprise solutions, supply-chain, warehousing, logistics, and onsite-energy solutions. Argent is a nationally certified minority-women owned business, with ISO and TL9000 quality certifications.

Under her leadership, Argent Associates was named Ericsson's 2014 Supplier of the Year, a 2014 Top 500 Diversity Owned Business in the U.S., and one of the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. 500 in 2014. Other recent awards include the first place in the 2014 USHCC At The Table Entrepreneurship Competition, the 2014 Million Dollar Sales Award from GE, and the winner of the 2014 CIANJ Annual Best Practices Guide. In 2013, Argent was awarded American Airlines ExtrAA Mile Award by USHCC and the MBE Supplier of the Year Award by the DFWMSDC. For more information, please visit http://www.argentassociates.com

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