SHPE Announces New Senior Director of Finance and Accounting
Los Angeles, CA. - April 25, 2018 - – James Heath joined SHPE this April 2018 as the Senior Director of Finance and Accounting based out of SHPE National headquarters in City of Industry. James will provide strategic oversight of nationwide SHPE finance and accounting activities.
James is a collaborative and hands-on executive with over 20 years of financial expertise in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. As the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for a real estate development company (High Tide Construction Services), James focused on high level strategy and business development, while also overseeing all financial management and day-to-day operations. His expertise in finance, accounting, business strategy, and vision will be critical to SHPE's operations and growth.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Hosts 42nd National Convention in Cleveland November 7-11, 2018
Los Angeles, CA. - March 13, 2018 - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), a national organization representing professional engineers in the Hispanic community, will host the 2018 SHPE National Convention, the nation’s largest gathering of Hispanic student and professional STEM talent in the nation.
More than 6,000 professionals, students, and industry leaders will gather in Cleveland, OH at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, November 7-11, 2018 for five days of networking, workshops, guest speakers, award ceremonies, and competitions under the theme of Better Together, inspired by the conviction that individuals, organizations, communities, and society as a whole benefit when everyone works together to encourage STEM talent development and improve diversity in the workplace.
SHPE Announces New Director of Information Technology
SHPE Advocates for Dreamers
In a January letter to Congressman Will Hurd (R-Tex.) and Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-Cal.), CEO Raquel Tamez wrote "On behalf of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and our 10,000 members nationwide, I write in support of the Uniting and Securing America Act (USA Act) which we believe is a strong bipartisan solution that will allow our “DREAMers” to remain in the United States."
Tamez goes on to say, "As an organization focused on STEM, we can attest to the fact that thousands of the immigrant students you seek to protect in your legislation are some of the brightest minds in our nation and seeking STEM careers."
This is just the start of a long-term plan to advocate on behalf of the SHPE membership and to be your voice in Washington, DC. We hope you all will write similar letters to your representatives to show your support as well. As always, we are better together!
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SHPE's CEO Letter to Congress
SHPE National Conference 2017
More than 6,000 professionals, students, and industry leaders will gather in Kansas City, MO at the Kansas City Convention Center, November 1-5, 2017 for four days of networking, workshops, guest speakers, award ceremonies, and competitions under the theme of Illuminate & Innovate, inspired by the night lights and lively bustle of Kansas City, and the increasing recognition of the role Hispanics play as part of America's 21st century economy.
“According to the Census Bureau, Hispanics in the U.S. represent 15% of the workforce, but only 8% of the STEM workforce. SHPE’s mission is to improve on those numbers and to empower Hispanics as leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers,” said SHPE CEO, Raquel Tamez. “The SHPE National Conference is our chance each year to renew that mission and engage with the membership we serve to ensure progress is made. Students and professionals from around the country come together to create opportunities for their careers. This year’s attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders from some of the largest STEM employers in the world, learn from some of the brightest minds in the field, and test their skills alongside their colleagues.