¡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.
Our 2019 winner, Alyssa Gutierrez, was selected due to her dedication and commitment to ¡HOLA!, including her efforts coordinating internal and external events, and her involvement with the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA).
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 2019 ALPFA videos here.
In 2019, Sergio de la Fe, consulting partner and chairman of the board of directors with RSM US LLP, was named by ALPFA as its 2019 Executive of the Year. Watch this video to hear his thoughts on what this honor means to him.
We hope you and yours will take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about this unique culture.