With the economic future more uncertain than ever, it is critical that our pool of potential leaders be as large and varied as possible. But it isn't at the moment. Hispanics are greatly underrepresented. They compose nearly 16% of the total U.S. population and will account for more 60% of population growth over the next 40 years. They are younger than the general population, with an average age of 27.4 compared with 36.8 for the population as a whole. Thus the future of our country's prosperity is tied to the success of this very important demographic group. But if you look at the number of top corporate executive positions in the nation's largest corporations, Hispanics represent only 1% of them. This leadership gap suggests that we are not using our human capital in the most efficient and effective way. This is an unsustainable situation that jeopardizes the country's future growth and success.