RSM Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the nation unites to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States' history, heritage, and culture.

Cynthia Calderón, co-chair of the CTCPA’s diversity initiative, was invited to join RSM’s Stamford office to celebrate the occasion. RSM served appetizers and drinks from various Hispanic nations and discussed highlights from RSM’s chief economist Joe Brusuelas’ presentation at the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) conference. Carolyn Sierra, tax manager at RSM, shared the firm’s involvement with ALPFA and her experience at the ALPFA conference.

RSM sponsors ALPFA events and has worked with ALPFA to advance the organization’s mission of developing Hispanic business leaders. Founded in 1972 to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders in every sector of the global economy, ALPFA serves more than 92,000 professionals and student members across the country.

Here are some highlights from RSM chief economist Joe Brusuelas’ presentation:

  • Education of Hispanic-Americans is on the rise.
  • Hispanic-Americans are responsible for 62.7% of all growth in home ownership over the past decade.
  • Income growth for Hispanic-Americans is at 3.7% versus 1.8% for all other groups.
  • The average age of a Caucasian male is 58 versus 11 of a Hispanic-American male.