RSM celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION |
Each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 through October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988.
At RSM, we understand the importance of embracing our differences. As our middle market clients continue to expand into the global marketplace – either by opening facilities overseas or by working with international vendors, suppliers and others – we know that it’s important for our people to reflect what our clients are seeing in their day-to-day lives in terms of diverse cultures, approaches and thinking. And while we celebrate our differences every day at RSM, National Hispanic Heritage Month provides us with a platform to celebrate the Hispanic heritage specifically. And with Hispanic-owned businesses being one of the fastest growing segments of the middle market in the U.S., we think this is particularly fitting.
On behalf of RSM’s Hola! employee network group and the rest of our nearly 10,000 people nationwide, we hope you and yours will take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about this unique culture and/or by participating in related activities in the communities where you live and work.
Sergio de la Fe (chairman of the board and partner – Miami) and Sam Mascareno (regional managing partner – West region) – co-leads, HOLA! employee network group for RSM US LLP
One of the largest ENGs, ¡HOLA!, hosts networking activities, focuses on mentoring and helps its members excel.