BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today welcomed Jose P. Sierra, the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Regional President, to speak to staff in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The theme of his talk was the legacy of history Hispanics have had in the United States and how their future holds much potential.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American nations: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Mexico’s anniversary of independence is on September 16, and Chile on September 18.
“We are honored to have Jose Sierra with us today and are eager to host the 40
th annual convention in Boston next year,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “Embracing diversity is not just the right thing to do for Massport, it is also the smart thing to do and a business imperative if we are to meet the changing needs of our customers.”
Appointed Regional President in 2014, Sierra accomplished one of his top priorities when the Hispanic National Bar Association chose Boston as the site of its 40
th annual convention. To be held next September 2-5 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, the conference brings together top Hispanic legal professionals, industry leaders, elected officials, law students for events such as the judicial summit, Latina Commission Leadership Academy, career fair and networking.
Sierra is a partner at Laredo & Smith, LLP. He has worked on various topics throughout his career including pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, corporate compliance, whistleblowing and corporate investigations. Sierra has been admitted to the state bar in Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey and New York and to the federal bar in the Districts of Massachusetts, Delaware, and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Sierra graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Cornell Law School. Sierra lives with his family in the Boston area.
About Boston Logan Boston Logan, 15 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and five minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 76 domestic and 39 international destinations and in 2013 handled 30.2 million passengers. Boston Logan is served by two public transit lines and is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, the airport spent $4.5 billion on a modernization program that includes new terminals, public transportation access, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class 21 st Century facility. The airport generates $7 billion in total economic impact each year.
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About Massport The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities. For more information please visit massport.com.