Richard Chacon to Receive 2014 LBA Advocate of the Year Award

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Congratulations to Richard Chacon

Senior Vice President
Supplier Diversity & Development

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Congratulations to Richard Chacon of Union Bank, who will be the recipient of the LBA Advocate-of-the-Year Award at the 38th Annual LBA Sol Business Awards Gala, hosted by the Latin Business Association!

Los Angeles, CA- May 12, 2014

Latin Business Association Chairman & CEO Ruben Guerra announced today that Richard Chacon, Senior Vice President of Supplier Diversity & Development for Union Bank, N.A., will be receiving the LBA Advocate-of-the-Year Award at the 38th Annual LBA Sol Business Awards Gala, taking place Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at The Castaway Restaurant in Burbank, CA.

“Richard Chacon has been a strong supporter of LBA diversity efforts for many years. He has also been a powerful advocate for our members and for the Latin Business Community at large. For that reason, it is not only a privilege, but an honor to bestow the LBA Advocate-of-the-Year Award upon him. Thank you, Richard Chacon, for all your many years of sustained advocacy and support.”

Ruben Guerra
Chairman & CEO
Latin Business Association

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About Union Bank

LBA Corporate Partner MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States that provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. The bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal trust, capital markets, global treasury management, transaction banking and other services. With assets of $108.8 billion (USD), as of June 30, 2014, the bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks.

MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥259 trillion (JPY) or $2.5 trillion (USD), as of June 30, 2014.
MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., have corporate headquarters in New York City.

Read the LBA Press Release LBA Corporate Partner Union Bank, N.A., Integrated Into MUFG- Mitsubishi UFJ Group.

Diversity & Inclusion is a business imperative and strength for Union Bank. It is part of who we are and everything we do, from recruiting and engaging our employees to selecting vendors and reaching out to our customers. Our commitment to diversity is recognized as among strongest in the nation, as is evident by the composition of our Board of Directors, which includes over 55 percent minorities and women. The LBA is proud to count Union Bank among its strongest LBA Corporate Partners.

As an example of their support of diverse business opportunity, Union Bank is a major sponsor of the 2014 LBA/LBA-Institute Supplier Diversity Boot Camp Training Program- Los Angeles Series – which ran May 31st through July 19, 2014.



About the Gala

The Latin Business Association’s Sol Business Awards Gala is the premiere annual black-tie event recognizing Latin Business Excellence and Achievement. The Gala involves the “who’s-who” of the Latino entrepreneurial, corporate and political worlds. Read more about the upcoming 38th Annual LBA Sol Business Awards Gala– coming Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank, CA!

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The Latin Business Association is proudly celebrating 38 years of serving the Latin- and small business communities. Since our inception in 1976, our mission has been to “Build Economic Wealth and Opportunity” for Latin- and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. The LBA, often in partnership with other organizations, strives to support diverse business owners by providing events, programs and services that help them to grow their businesses and succeed.

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