New York – Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, a leading IT workforce solutions company, was bestowed the Women of ALPFA Excellence Award by the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) at the 43rd Annual ALPFA Convention here. With 3,000 attendees, the Convention is the largest gathering of Latino professionals and students coming together from across the United States to learn, network, mentor and develop as leaders.
“Nina Vaca exemplifies the qualities of an authentic leader,” said Charles P. Garcia, ALPFA CEO. “We all came away with the certainty that Nina is living her life’s purpose, and she displayed both integrity and vulnerability. Integrity is telling the whole truth, even when it is easier to conceal it. Vulnerability is sharing your life story, even when it’s more comfortable to hide those parts you don’t like. Nina is the real deal.”
In accepting the award, Vaca recognized ALPFA’s pivotal role in developing professional Latino men and women. “We at Pinnacle Group are dedicated to cultivating leaders both within our company and in the communities and economies we touch. I am honored to be part of ALPFA’s mission to inspire generations for the future,” she said.
Pinnacle Group is a workplace powerhouse with a suite of business lines designed to cultivate, procure, deliver and process the human capital that companies need now. Not only does Pinnacle offer staffing and consulting services, a managed services provider, and payrolling and IT compliance throughout North America, but it also owns Provade, a Vendor Management Software (VMS) serving Pinnacle clients’ full range of contingent workforce needs in 60 countries across languages and currencies.
Vaca is a Chair Emeritus of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and only one of two women to hold the Chair position. She is an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. She sits on the Board of Directors at Comerica Bank, Kohl’s Corporation and Cinemark.
At the Women of ALPFA Luncheon, Vaca was interviewed by Maria Santana, New York-based anchor and correspondent for CNN En Español, on her roles as entrepreneur, advocate, mother and triathlete.
“I tell professionals in the field, ‘You can’t be what you can’t see.’ It is vital that all of us mentor and encourage Latino and Latina executives’ growth,” Vaca said.
Pinnacle Group is a workplace powerhouse with a suite of business lines designed to cultivate, procure, deliver and process the human capital that companies need now. This includes Pinnacle Technical Resources, providing staffing and consulting services; PinnacleMSP, a managed services provider; Pinnacle Canada; Pinnacle Payrolling and IT Compliance, and Provade, which provides Vendor Management Software (VMS) to serve its clients’ full range of contingent workforce needs in 60 countries across languages and currencies.www.pinnacle1.com
Founded in 1972, ALPFA, Association of Latino Professionals For America, supports approximately 72,000 Latino students, professionals, and entrepreneurs through its 43 professional chapters across the country and more than 150 student chapters at major colleges and universities. ALPFA’s mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. For more information, please visit www.alpfa.org.