Join HBS Latino alumni, business leaders, and HBS incoming students for a night of networking, learning, and celebration as we honor two Latina business leaders who are making a difference for Latino businesses and Latinos in business.
Marissa Solis, SVP Global Brand & Consumer Marketing at the National Football League (NFL) will join us as our keynote speaker to talk about her trajectory, advocating for Latino consumers, and her work at the NFL where she leads traditional and digital media, in-stadium marketing, and social justice initiatives.
This year, we're also honored to establish the HBSLAA Distinguished Alum in the Latino Community Award. Our inaugural awardee is Jane Veron (MBA 1991), CEO and co-founder of The Acceleration Project (TAP), a female-founded, female-led non-profit organization offering strategic and tactical guidance to underserved small businesses, particularly those owned by women and People of Color. Jane has distinguished herself as an advocate for Latino businesses through the resources that TAP has made available in both English and Spanish for Latino entrepreneurs and business owners.
JOIN US at our Annual Banquet on April 14th at the Harvard Club of New York City to celebrate Marissa's and Jane’s achievements and reconnect with other HBS alumni.
Early Bird registration: $180 – ends March 24, 2023
Regular registration: $225
Registration closes on April 10, 2023
HBSLAA Platinum members: 30% off
HBSLAA Gold members: 15% off
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SVP Global Brand and Consumer Marketing, National Football League
Marissa Solis is a magnetic business leader with over 25 years of marketing management, communications and sales experience in both the U.S. and Latin American markets. Currently, Marissa leads all global brand and marketing initiatives for the National Football League including both traditional and digital media, in-stadium marketing, and social justice initiatives.
A graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. in International Economics and the University of Texas at Austin with an M.A. in Public Policy, Marissa began her career in brand management at Procter & Gamble Latin America where she led marketing for brands like Ariel, Downy, and Pampers in Central America and the Caribbean.
Marissa spent a few years at Deloitte Consulting as a management consultant. In 2003, she took a role in marketing at Pepsico’s Frito Lay North America Division. In 2017, Marissa led the creation of a cross functional Hispanic Business Unit – the first of its kind – winning industry recognition for work to engage Latinos in key brand initiatives. She went on to lead marketing for brands at Frito Lay North America, including the coveted relationship with the NFL, and won several Reggies, Sports Clios, and a Grand Prix Cannes Lion for her work on Cheetos, Doritos and Tostitos brands. In 2021 Marissa was recognized by Adweek as one of the Most Powerful Women in Sports for elevating the football watching occasion with the NFL and Frito Lay partnership.
Marissa serves on the Board of Directors of Consolidated Communications, a leading broadband and business communications provider serving wireless and wireline customers across rural and metro communities. She also serves as a board member on the North Texas Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation and The Melville Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of minority children in Dallas. She has a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and resides in McKinney, Texas with her husband Juan and 17-year-old daughter Gabriela.
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