State Farm Insurance Joins Other Corporations Supporting the Center for Hispanic Leadership’s “Embracing Innovation Through Diversity” Summit

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State Farm Insurance became the latest sponsor of the Center for Hispanic Leadership’s (CHL) First Annual Summit to be held on September 18, 2010 in Los Angeles. The Summit, themed “Embracing Innovation through Diversity,” is designed to explore the role of Hispanic professionals and diversity at large, as well as its impact and influence on propelling innovation in the workplace.

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I strongly believe that our message has touched a nerve across Corporate America. It is time for Hispanic professionals to harness their natural talents and use it to propel innovation in the workplace.

State Farm Insurance became the latest sponsor of the Center for Hispanic Leadership’s (CHL) First Annual Summit to be held on September 18, 2010 in Los Angeles. The Summit, themed “Embracing Innovation through Diversity,” is designed to explore the role of Hispanic professionals and diversity at large, as well as its impact and influence on propelling innovation in the workplace.

“Our Summit has gained a steady and strong following from representatives of the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies,” says Glenn Llopis, Founder and CEO of CHL. “I strongly believe that our message has touched a nerve across Corporate America. It is time for Hispanic professionals to harness their natural talents and use it to propel innovation in the workplace. ”

Ed Reyes, Vice President –Agency for State Farm Insurance Company’s California Zone reinforces why their sponsorship of CHL is critical. “We team up with partners in Hispanic communities to improve civic engagement, and develop Hispanic individuals into leaders and professionals in all our communities,” says Reyes. “With partners like the Center for Hispanic Leadership, we are helping to mobilize a generation of Hispanic professionals with the support needed to become Hispanic leaders.”

Reyes will also be participating in the session, “Making a Mark (Success) vs. Leaving a Legacy (Significance): The Importance of Historic/Cultural Promise in Defining the New Enlightened Form of Hispanic Leadership in the Workplace.”

For media inquiries, please contact Midy Aponte at The Sánchez Ricardo Agency, (202) 244-4415.

About the Center for Hispanic Leadership 2010 Leadership Summit
This Summit will take place in the Junior Achievement Finance Park Mike Curb Center for Free Enterprise at 6250 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90068. Proceeds will be donated to Junior Achievement, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, through experiential, hands-on programs. Early bird registration begins at $395 per person by August 15, 2010. To register, and preview the summit agenda, please visit http://www.centerforhispanicleadership.com.

About State Farm®
State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and more than 67,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – almost 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.

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