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1 Building Latino Business Leaders ALPFA

2 What is ALPFA? ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills. VISION: ALPFA is the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino leadership in the global market. MISSION: ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, and builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce. 18,000+18,000+3939 Members Professional Chapters 100100 Student Chapters 4040 Years ALPFA has been serving Latinos

3 ALPFA’s Presence

4 ALPFA’s Membership Growth In the past six years, ALPFA has grown from 5,000 to over 18,000 members and expanded our programs to reflect a broader membership.

5 Investing in ALPFA Corporate sponsors are given premier events and venues to showcase their commitment to diversity, inclusion and the organization while reaching a viable and important segment of the growing Latino market. *partial list of current sponsors

6 ALPFA Core Competencies Providing solutions for corporate sponsors RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION Encourage Latinos to pursue careers in business, accounting, finance and related professions. OPPORTUNITIES Provide career, networking and business expansion opportunities for our members. DEVELOPMENT Professional and personal development to enhance Latino leadership in the global workforce. INFRASTRUCTURE Create a culture that supports visionary management and a desire for consistency throughout the organization

7 Events ALPFA events target leadership and professional development, career opportunities, women’s business issues, finance, and are geared towards the issues facing our business professionals.

8 Attendees: 2,600+ with Professional/Student ratio of 70/30 Top cities represented: New York, Orlando, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Tampa, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Houston, and Los Angeles Top company attendees: PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, JPMorgan Chase, Prudential, Bank of America, University of Phoenix, General Electric, BNY Mellon, Liberty Mutual Professional development workshops: 42 for Professionals and 19 for Students Total sponsors: 92 Top industry sectors represented: Accounting, Banking, Investment & Finance Management, Insurance, Retail, Government 2011 Annual Convention Summary

9 “We are proud and excited about our long association with ALPFA. We absolutely believe at KPMG that creating and nurturing an inclusive workforce is a business imperative and is crucial to a robust bottom line… Don’t Underestimate the power you can have when you join an organization… Stay involved with ALPFA… Join me as a diversity champion. Spread the word that building an inclusive culture doesn’t just make good sense, it really makes good business sense.” John Veihmeyer Chief Executive Officer, KPMG U.S. Chairman, KPMG America’s Region 2009 ALPFA Gala Keynote PROFESSIONALS

10 Professionals OPPORTUNITIES Local Networking Event and Programs Access to Online Career Center Job Searches Post Your Resume Industry and Career Articles Discounted Pricing to Annual Convention Professional and Student Career Fair Interview Opportunities Recruitment Opportunities for Employers Subscription to our National Newsletter One-year subscription to HispanicBusiness Magazine, and DiversityInc. Continuing Professional Education Courses (CPE) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Serve on Local/National Boards and Committees Leadership Skills Management Skills Team Building Presentations and Public Speaking Mentoring Access to Business Leaders PROGRAMS Women of ALPFA Global Leadership ALPFA Cares ALPFA attracts professionals that are dynamic, successful and have a commitment to our mission. The level of energy and enthusiasm you will find at ALPFA events is both motivating and inspiring. Development, opportunities and creating leaders are the focus of ALPFA activities.

11 “I am a true believer in following your dreams and believing in yourself despite what others may think of you. Following your dreams requires sacrifice and overcoming many obstacles, but in the end you will realize that the journey was worth it.” Daniel Zamora 2009 ALPFA Student of the Year Florida International University STUDENTS

12 Students ALPFA ANNUAL CONVENTION Targeted student workshops Opportunity to network with professionals from across the US and sponsoring companies. Career Fair & University Forum- companies share and highlight career opportunities, and the university forum provides information on MBA programs. Members receive a discounted rate to attend ALPFA REGIONAL STUDENT SYMPOSIUMS Program includes: Educational workshops Networking luncheon Career Fair ALPFA’s ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Scholarships available to students pursuing business, accounting or finance careers In the past 7 years, ALPFA has awarded students over $750,000 in scholarship money. ALPFA KPMG CASE STUDY COMPETITION This competition brings together accounting students from over 30 schools to solve complex accounting cases and present their findings to KPMG and ALPFA accounting professionals at ALPFA’s Annual Convention. The competition teams students with KPMG professionals for several months of preparation. The experience exposes the students to the possibilities of what it may be like to work at a Big Four firm.

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