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NHCC Mourns the Passing of its former President & CEO, Carlos Soto Quiñones

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) is saddened to learn of the passing of its former President and CEO, Carlos Soto Quiñones who passed away on Saturday, February 18th. Carlos had served as the NHCC's President and CEO from 2000 to 2009. Prior to being named to the President/ CEO role, Carlos also served on the NHCC Board of Directors representing Coors Brewing Company.

"On behalf of the NHCC Board of Directors and the entire NHCC corporate members, we wish to convey our deepest respects and sincere condolences to the family of Carlos Soto for his untimely passing. NHCC is honored to have been led by Carlos during his tenure as President and CEO of NHCC.  He and his family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time," said Abe Carrillo, NHCC Chair and Director of Inclusiveness and Diversity, Herman Miller.

Throughout his life and corporate career, Carlos has selflessly served both our nation in uniform, as well as the greater corporate community by advocating greater inclusion and support of Hispanic corporate talent. Upon his death, Carlos was serving as the Executive Vice President at Comunicad where he was responsible for business development and client services. Prior to joining NHCC, Carlos served as Director of Corporate Affairs for the Coors Brewing Company. He survived by his wife Mary and his two daughters, Lisa and Libby.

"I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Carlos Soto. I had the privilege of first meeting Carlos during his tenure as NHCC's President and CEO. I have always appreciated and will forever by grateful for the support and guidance I have received from him in support of my current role as the NHCC Executive Director. His leadership and devotion to the Hispanic corporate community will surely be missed," said Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, NHCC Executive Director.

In celebrating his life, Carlos is being remembered throughout the NHCC corporate community for his leadership and countless contributions in helping corporate America maximize its Hispanic market opportunity.

Should you wish to express your condolences and sympathies to his family, please send them to ohinojosamier@nhcchq.org.

Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier
Executive Director
National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)
(202) 528-7229

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