Washington, DC – Latino leadership briefs from across America:
· Atlanta, GA - Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association [LISTA] have recognized the President and CEO of NewCom International, Jaime Dickinson, as CEO of the Year. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=f570007e-fd19-9d3e-e679-4fb39c9dff42
· Baltimore, MD - U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education (USHYEE) has announced the winners of the 2012 Hispanic Hero Awards: Student Leadership Award Samantha Garvey, 12th Grade Student Brentwood, NY; Corporate Advocate Misty Allen, Vice President Asset Management at GenOn Corporation; USHYEE Patron Jovita Carranza, Former Deputy Administrator Small Business Administration; Rising National Leader Veronica Cool, Principal Relationship Manager MD Business Banking at Wells Fargo; Service to Our Nation Captain John Frank Gamboa, U.S. Navy (Retired); Excellence in Media Nicole Quiroga, General Manager of Telemundo WZDC-25 and Telemundo WZTD-45 and Lifetime Achievement in Business Joe Reyes, President Orion Corporation. The Awardees will be recognized on June 21st at the 6th Annual Hispanic Hero Awards Gala. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=5e7e8675-4485-0459-1858-4fb912ce780e
· Denver, CO – Michael Barrera, well known for his leadership of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Hispanic Business Clearinghouse, is now leading outreach efforts for the Libre Initiative in Colorado and the mountain west. LIBRE leadership, with input from U.S. Hispanic and Latino leaders, will advocate for policies that increase economic freedom and encourage limited and more fiscally responsible government. Libre is a Hispanic outreach effort spawned by the Charles and David Koch brothers. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=b0a0257d-97d1-7f76-d1a2-4fc2f29d00af
· Hollywood, CA - Carlos Aguilaris is the Senior Story Producer on the Lifetime series "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp," debuting this coming Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00pm. He is also beginning work as Senior Field Producer on the Marie Osmond talk show, debuting Fall 2012 on the Hallmark Channel.
· Los Angeles, CA – Penelope Cruz stars in “To Rome with Love,” which opened the LA Film Festival, as the North American Premiere, this week. Woody Allen wrote and directed the movie, a story about a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. Others starring include Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.
· Los Angeles, CA - Hector Barreto, the founding CEO of the new Tributo A Mi Padre Tequila, has won a 5 Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=6ade4251-f852-78f4-0953-4fd91386b07f
· Los Angeles, CA – The Mexican-American Legal Defense & Education Fund [MALDEF] will bestow Lifetime Achievements upon Charlie Ericksen for Excellence in Community Service; Judge Vanessa Ruiz for Excellence in Legal Service; and Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez for Excellence in Government Service at their Washington DC Gala on June 20th. Jordi Vilasuso will MC.
· Mission, TX – Daniel Garza, a national figure with roles at the White House, the Department of Interior, on Capitol Hill and with Televisa, is the Executive Director and management talent behind the Libre Initiative. He leads a team that includes Jose Mallea as National Coordinator and Mario J. Beovides as South Florida Regional Coordinator, both out of Miami, Florida; and John Méndez as Northwest Regional Director out of Los Angeles, California. LIBRE’s mission is to increase economic freedom and prosperity by promoting free enterprise, responsibility personal and a more constitutionally limited government. Libre is a Hispanic outreach effort created in large part by brothers Charles and David Koch.
· New York City, NY – Eleven time GRAMMY winner Paquito D’Rivera teams up with world-renowned Paraguayan classical guitarist, Berta Rojas, in a beautiful tribute to Paraguay "Dia y Medio" or "A Day and a Half". The CD is available from ON Music at www.onmusicrecordings.com
· New York City, NY - Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan has accepted a fellowship with the Center for Reproductive Rights U.S. Legal Program and will be supporting domestic litigation. A National Hispana Leadership Institute alumni, she will leave her current position as Law Clerk with the U.S. Federal District Court Southern District of New York, to begin her fellowship this Fall.
· Orlando, FL – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles has received the inaugural Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award from the Latino Leaders Network during the U.S. Conference of Mayors summer meeting. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=6ac01ca6-b596-bf86-2b07-4fcced7c8671#
· San Diego, CA - Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio, a Southern California-based real estate broker, has been elected the 2012-2013 president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the nation’s largest and fastest growing trade association for Hispanic’s in real estate. Ascencio joined the national leadership team in 2009 as a member of the board. He succeeds outgoing President Carmen Mercado of Long Island, NY. Juan Martinez, one of the leading Latino real estate brokers in Nevada, succeeds Ascencio as president-elect. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=a25360d8-efb5-1dd6-9315-4f70f70790e8
· San Francisco, CA – Gregor Blanco and Melky Cabrera made spectacular catches to help Matt Cain pitch the first perfect baseball game in the history of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
· Tempe, AZ – Loui Olivas of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and Dr. JoAnn Canales of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have announced the opening of grant competition for the best Hispanic thesis focused on the Food & Ag Sciences. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=485be694-9c42-b0ea-8159-4fd717bb0865
· Washington, DC – Rosario Dawson and Maria Teresa Kumar, founders of Voto Latino, have been named by Fast Company as of the 100 most creative people in business.
· Washington, DC – Mari Carmen Aponte has been confirmed by the United States Senate as our country’s Ambassador to El Salvador. Ambassador Aponte had previously served as Ambassador in a recess appointment by President Obama. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=4c910391-baca-8925-9270-4fda5c83414e
· Washington, DC - Jose Mas, President and CEO MasTec, Inc. and Marc Morial, President and CEO National Urban League will deliver keynote remarks at the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council’ Access to Capital conclave in July.
· Washington, DC – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Advisory Council has added: Brian Cabrera, Synopsys; John Collingwood, Bank of America; Lupe De La Cruz, PepsiCo; Ray Dempsey, Jr., BP America, Inc. and BP Foundation; Marty Durbin, American Petroleum Institute; Lee Godown, General Motors; Kathleen Hennessey, Hyundai Motor America
John Hoel, Altria Group; Ed Loya, Dell, Inc.; Juan Otero, Comcast; Jessie Price, Eli Lilly & Company; Nathalie Rayes, Azteca America; and Gilberto Valdes, New York Life. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=9fa9f71f-1deb-77f9-bcbf-4fc67314b75d
Washington, DC – The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) has added Mr. H. Analco González, Ms. Marcela Bailey, and Ms. Laura S. Nieto to their Board of Directors. http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=6e980efa-789c-5015-9143-4fc6be726e46