The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Presents “Crucibles of Leadership” Sponsored by Accenture

Cincinnati NSHMBA to Host Executive Perspective.

Cincinnati, OH, July 10, 2009 --( Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is sponsoring the second annual Executive Perspective program presented by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at McCormick & Schmick’s. This year’s panel discussion, “Crucibles of Leadership,” examines elements that distinguish great leaders from average ones.

Several nationally recognized business leaders will offer their perspectives on qualities of leadership and lessons learned from life experiences. A question and answer session will immediately follow the panel discussion. The panelists are:

· A.B. Cruz, III, executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Scripps Network Interactive, Inc.
· Melanie Healy, group president, Global Feminine & Health Care, Procter & Gamble
· Luis Taveras, PhD, senior executive, Outsourcing Growth Platform, Accenture
· Special guest, John Pepper, chairman of the board, The Walt Disney Company

The panel will be moderated by Kevin Dooley, location managing director of Accenture’s Cincinnati and Dayton offices and a senior executive in the company’s Automotive & Industrial Products Industry group.

“We’re pleased that, for the second year, Accenture is sponsoring the NSHMBA Executive Perspective program,” Greater Cincinnati Chapter NSHMBA president Gema Bahns said. “The presentations and discussion will offer a great opportunity for attendees to gain heightened insight into the qualities of leadership and, in turn, expand their own leadership capabilities.”

The Executive Perspective: “Crucibles of Leadership” will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at McCormick & Schmick's (5th and Vine Streets), second floor of the Westin Hotel, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Attendance is free, but reservations are required in advance and can be made online at Please contact Glenna Anderson, with questions.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With approximately 177,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008. Its home page is

About The National Society for Hispanic MBAs

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 7,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S. so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation's diverse workforce. More information can be accessed at:

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