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Baruch Alumna Danica Dilligard Among 20 Under 40 "Latinos Going Places" by Poder 360

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Danica Dilligard

NEW YORK, NY - June 11, 2013 - Baruch alumna Danica Dilligard was recently included among the “20 Under 40 Latinos Going Places” by PODER 360 Magazine.

In addition to politics, sports and entertainment, the corporate world is seeing growth in the number of Hispanics taking on administrative and leadership roles. According to PODER 360 Magazine the growth is due to the determination of younger generations. To give homage to the Hispanics on this new frontier, PODER compiled a list of 20 top executives under the age of 40 for their May 2013 issue.

They range from Eliana Murillo, Google’s 24-year-old director of multicultural marketing, to social entrepreneur Bertrand Sosa, and from advertising wizard Jorge Plasencia to mobile startup founder Iaki Berenguer and Klout founder Joe Fernandez- plus financial industry executives from companies such as UBS, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan.

Danica Dilligard, a partner with Ernst & Young, works in the area of assurance services practice. She helps clients navigate regulatory requirements and stakeholder demands around the world. Her practice offers services such as financial statement audits, accounting compliance and reporting, fraud investigation, and climate change and sustainability services. Dilligard has more than 17 years of experience helping clients navigate through the acquisition process as well as private and public offerings.

Dilligard, 39, who has a bachelor’s in business administration and accounting from Bernard Baruch College in New York, is a certified public accountant in New York and New Jersey and is a member of the New Jersey State Society of Public Accountants, the Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, and the National Association of Black Accountants. She is also involved in her company’s recruiting efforts, serves as a mentor in the firm, and takes an active role in inclusiveness initiatives. The Panama native is a mother of three, coaches her daughter’s cheerleading squad and mentors young girls.

Click here to read the complete list of 20 Under 40 Latinos Going Places.



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to


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