PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Carmen Malloy, Consultant and Customer Relations Specialist with Peoples Gas, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award Presented by Nationwide.
The NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Nationwide have partnered for the seventh annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2017 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.
The Steelers will honor Malloy at their game on Sunday, Oct. 8 when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m.
Malloy, a Colombian born naturalized United States citizen, has worked at Peoples Gas for the last 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work master's program and is committed to the Peoples mission of making life better in our community. In her capacity at Peoples, Malloy advocates for those who are less fortunate. Malloy joined the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) in 1999 and in 2013 she was elected President of the executive board. Malloy supports the PMAHCC mission of contributing to making Pittsburgh the city of opportunity and growth for our future generations by managing the Chamber's Foundation Scholarship program. This program has provided 97 students with scholarships totaling $142,000 since the initiative began in 2011. Malloy enjoys volunteering and was the 2016 recipient of the Minority Action Group Minority Achiever's Award. She donates her time to multiple organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and the YMCA Greater Pittsburgh Community Advisory Committee.
Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.
Malloy has chosen the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the $2,000 donation which will provide scholarships to two students through the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship program.
Nationwide's partnership with the NFL and support of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards is the latest in a series of rich and authentic relationships with the Hispanic community. The Columbus-based insurance and financial services company already has partnerships with Latina Style, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, and Prospanica. Nationwide also provides resources, support, and service to Hispanic consumers and business owners across the country. The sponsorship of Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards aligns with Nationwide's goal of partnering with organizations that share the company's values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community.
"Nationwide is excited to be partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the National Football League to present this year's Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards," said Mike Boyd, Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Nationwide. "Nationwide takes pride in working with groups who share our values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community. We look forward to recognizing the charitable efforts of Hispanic leaders in all 32 NFL markets during Hispanic Heritage Month."