Speaker to Discuss Discerning a Business Career with Focus on Community

Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary’s College
(574) 284-4579

October 26, 2011 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—The Cross Currents Program and Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at Saint Mary’s College is proud to welcome Isaac Torres, founder and president of Intercambio Express, for his talk titled “Filling a Need and Providing a Service.” Torres’ lecture will discuss discerning a career in business with a focus on community. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 in Vander Vennet Theatre in the Student Center. The talk is part of the Cross Currents Program’s Collegiate Speakers Series, funded by the Lilly Endowment’s Initiative to Promote Opportunities through Educational Collaborations. (Download a campus map.)

Intercambio Express, established in 1999, specializes in wiring funds for Latino foreign nationals to family, friends and relatives in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Intercambio Express’ corporate headquarters is located in Elkhart, and the company has locations in 19 states. In 2008, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation recognized Intercambio Express as one of the “Top 50 Indiana Companies to Watch.”

Torres was born and raised in Mexico City and came to Indiana as an international student in 1995. He earned his MBA from the School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend in 2000. While obtaining his MBA, he developed a marketing plan for money transfers. With the support of his professors, he developed his idea into a marketable business. Today, Intercambio Express is the result of a small idea developed in the classroom that turned into a multimillion-dollar business. Prior to coming to the United States, Torres worked as a controller for Herberts Mexico, S.A. (Heochst Germany AG) and as a senior auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Mexico City. Torres has served on the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Goshen’s Board of Directors for two years. He is also involved with the Hispanic Health Coalition of Elkhart County and La Casa of Goshen.

Anyone with questions about the event should contact Stacie Jeffirs, director of the Career Crossings Office, at sjeffirs@saintmarys.edu.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Saint Mary’s College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary's College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2012 published by U.S.News and World Report. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.