Published On: Mon, May 11th, 2015

HACR Recognizes GM Engineer as Outstanding Young Hispanic Leader

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HACR Recognizes GM Hispanic Engineer as Outstanding Young Hispanic Leader

Imelda Siegelson Recognized as 2015 Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever (YHCA) at the Annual HACR Symposium


DETROIT – Imelda Siegelson, Stamping Launch Coordinator and Industrial Engineer at General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing, was among an elite group of professionals that were recognized for their leadership qualities. The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) recognized 34 young Latino professionals at the HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers (YCCA) Program in Atlanta, during the 23rd Annual Symposium: The Power of Hispanic Inclusion. General Motors is a HACR Corporate Member and the automaker has partnered with HACR since 1995.


“On behalf of HACR’s Board of Directors, we congratulate Imelda Siegelson on being selected as a 2015 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever™ and we commend General Motors for their nomination,” said HACR President and CEO Cid Wilson. “Through their educational attainment, community service, and corporate leadership, HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ are setting a new standard of excellence and serving as role models for other young corporate executives.”


“The GM family congratulates Imelda on this remarkable honor,” said Steve Hill, GM North America vice president, U.S. Sales and Service. “Hispanic engineers are vital to the future of our industry. Imelda’s accomplishments can serve as an example and an inspiration for other Latinos.”


Imelda has served in a number of positions during her 15 years at GM. She has worked as a Core Team Group Leader, Lead Industrial Engineer, and Area Industrial Engineer for various manufacturing departments in the company. Imelda has also been recognized with a 40 under 40 Award by the Greater Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana Chambers of Commerce for her achievements, experience and innovation, vision, leadership and community involvement.


“I’m honored to receive this recognition,” said Imelda Siegelson. “GM and HACR have given me the opportunity to develop my leadership skills and join a network of professionals that are also committed to promoting Hispanic empowerment.”


YHCA awardees gathered for an intensive three-day leadership development and training program where they partook in team-building exercises, group presentations and challenging panel discussions and sessions which included topics on corporate diversity, personal branding, and organizational services to enhance internal and external collaboration, inclusion, and leadership.


Among the GM executives in attendance at the HACR Annual Symposium were Chief Diversity Officer Ken Barrett, Vice President of Diversity Dealer Relations Eric Peterson and Corporate Diversity Director Alma Crossley. They were joined by two former HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers, Diana Ortega, GM quality launch manager, and Nydia Correa, engineering process specialist, who were on hand to congratulate this year’s GM honoree.



About General Motors

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at


About HACR

Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility represents 16 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with their economic contributions.

HACR Recognizes GM Engineer as Outstanding Young Hispanic Leader