United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Honors Verizon Communications with the 2016 Good Neighbor Award

By: United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
WASHINGTON - June 1, 2016 - PRLog -- The US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) presented Verizon Communications the "Good Neighbor Award" at the Good Neighbor Awards Gala on May 25, 2016 at Organization of American States headquarters in Washington, DC.

The award recognizes Verizon Communications for its commitment and exceptional support to the Hispanic community in the U.S. through a number of programs that encourage youth to pursue advanced education, and use their knowledge and creativity to improve their lives and that of their communities. Emilio Gonzalez, Verizon's Executive Director for Strategic Alliances, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

"Verizon is honored to be recognized by the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce with the Good Neighbor Award, as a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusion," said Emilio Gonzalez, Executive Director for Strategic Alliances. "Verizon views it as a business priority that is essential for us to win in today's highly competitive marketplace."

The "Good Neighbor Award" recognizes companies and individuals who make "significant contributions" to the US-Mexico relations. Honorees include senior government officials and business executives, who work to build the U.S.-Mexico relationship including trade, economics, and cultural understanding.

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About the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1973 by a group of Mexican and U.S businessmen who sought to establish an organization to promote trade, investment and joint ventures on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border. From this organization the businessmen created a bilateral organization to promote trade, investment and joint ventures on both sides of the border. The USMCOC Chamber operates through offices in Mexico and the United States. For more information, please visit the USMCOC website at http://www.usmcoc.org.

About Verizon Communications Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York City, generated revenues of nearly $132 billion in 2015. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 112.6 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

About Emilio Gonzalez

Emilio Gonzalez manages external affairs and a wide range of public policy issues. Prior to joining Verizon, Emilio was an appointee in the Clinton Administration.  Before joining the Administration, he served as Senior Policy Analyst at U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment. Emilio is a graduate of Harvard and lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters.

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