Julio A. Correa was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia and is a Sales Manager at Emerald Performance Materials. Previously, he worked for over 13 years with Dow Chemical Company as an Account Manager and formerly Rohm and Haas Company in multiple roles including project/program management, manufacturing and operations management as well as account management. Julio has also dedicated many years to the Hispanic community, both as a volunteer and as a recruiter of Hispanic talent. He is an active participant of the Hispanic Latin Network at Dow and a former member of the board for the Hispanic Diversity Network at Rohm and Haas. He has also participated in many recruiting and development activities with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez campus and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been part of the Congreso family for over 12 years and has helped develop, maintain and strengthen the relationship between Congreso and Dow Chemical. He has volunteered in numerous occasions and is a founding member of the Corporate Advisory Board (CAB). Mr. Correa officially joined the board of Congreso in November 2014. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration both from Drexel University in Philadelphia.