¡HOLA! Hispanic Network
Support for RSM's Hispanic-Latino professionals
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
One of the largest ENGs, ¡HOLA!, hosts networking activities, focuses on mentoring and helps its members excel.
RSM Partner Flavio Castillo, an early ¡HOLA! member and advocate, understood that empowering people to strive for excellence transcends all backgrounds. When he passed away unexpectedly in 2016, the ¡HOLA! ENG created the Flavio Castillo Excellence Award to honor his memory. One ¡HOLA! member is chosen annually to be honored with the award and receives $5,000 for his or her pursuit of excellence.
Nelly Montoya was honored with the inaugural Flavio Castillo Excellence Award. ¡HOLA! chose her based on her impressive background, commitment to developing staff, involvement on boards of Hispanic organizations such as the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) and the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA), and her work as a Chicago Scholar Mentor.
Our 2017 winner, Adrian Romero, was selected due to his personal and professional commitment to excellence. He’s growing his career at RSM, while helping family members, and he recently launched a drive to collect toiletries to benefit homeless veterans in RSM’s southeast region.
Association of Latin Professinals For America
RSM is a top supporter of the ALPFA, and all ¡HOLA! members have access to firm-paid professional membership in ALPFA. Through this organization, ¡HOLA! members have networking, educational and professional leadership development opportunities. Each year our firm sends a team of RSM ambassadors to ALPFA’s annual convention for networking, education and recruiting. Students who visit the RSM career fair booth are invited to participate in a video contest. Watch the 2018 ALPFA videos here.
We hope you and yours will take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about this unique culture.