Negocios Now announced its first list of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Chicago. From business owners to nonprofits and public service to health care, different sectors are represented by these leaders who have worked their way to the top.
To see the complete list of the “50 Most Influential Latinos click HERE.
“We are thrilled to have on the pages of Negocios Now such a wonderful group of leaders. We now have an awareness of the many talents and of the influence of Latinos in the City, but we have taken yet another step to continue recognizing the Latino community in Chicago and Metropolitan Area” said Negocios Now’s Publisher, Clemente Nicado.
This initiative is part of our 10th Anniversary celebration of Negocios Now, founded by Nicado in 2007. Today Negocios Now is the most awarded Latino business publication in the past 10 years.
Not only will the 50 most influential Latinoos be included, Negocios Now’s Special Edition will also publish our well known “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago” list that recognizes leadership in Business, Corporate, Culture and Education, Government, Healthcare, Elected Official, Media and Nonprofit. This year the publication adds two new categories: Lawyer and Marketing.
In total, more than 170 members of our community have been recognized in this edition.
“This is a challenge that counts on support from many in this community and our sponsors,” said Nicado.
BMO Harris Bank is the Diamond Sponsor of the event, that also has the support of ComEd and Wintrust (Gold Sponsors), Remy Martin (Silver), Coca-Cola, People Gas (Bronze) and Mepis and Turimed, as small sponsors. Negocios Now will announce more sponsors soon.
This is the complete list:
SERGIO E. ACOSTA
Entity: Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
ARABEL ALVA ROSALES, Principal
Entity: Latino Fashion Week
JUAN ANDRADE Jr., CEO
Entity: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
DR.JOSÉ BILLER, Neurologist, Chair of the Department of Neurology
Entity: Loyola University Medical Center
MARTIN CABRERA JR., CEO
Entity: Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC & Cabrera Capital Partners LLC
OLGA CAMARGO, Managing Partner and Investment Fiduciary Advisor
Entity: TOROSO Investments, LLC
HENRY CÁRDENAS, President and CEO
Entity:Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc.
GLORIA CASTILLO, President & CEO
Entity: Chicago United
MARTIN CASTRO, President and CEO
Entity: Castro Synergies, LLC,
ADELA CEPEDA, Managing Director
Entity: Public Financial Management, Inc.,
RAMÓN (“RAY”) CEPEDA Senior Vice President, Senior Managing Director
Entity: The Northern Trust Company.
GERY CHICO, Partner
Entity: Chico & Nunes, P.C.
CRAIG A. CHICO, President
Entity: Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC)
PEDRO DEJESÚS, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Entity: Tampico Beverages
JAIME di PAULO, CEO
Entity: Little Village Chamber of Commerce
OMAR DUQUE, President and CEO
Entity: Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)
RICARDO ESTRADA, President and CEO
Entity: Metropolitan Family Services
SOL FLORES, Executive Director
Entity: La Casa Norte
JESUS “CHUY” GARCIA, Cook County Commissioner, (7th)
Entity: Cook County Board of Commissioners
MARICELA GARCIA, CEO
Entity: Gads Hill Center
JUAN GAYTAN JR., President and Founder
Entity: Monterrey Security
- ANA GIL GARCIA, Professor, Fulbright Scholar Liaison Network
Entity: Northeastern Illinois University
REY B. GONZALEZ, President and CEO
Entity: El Valor
LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, U.S. Representative (4th)
Entity: United States House of Representatives
LUIS GUTIERREZ, CEO
Entity: Latinos Progresando
MARCO E. JACOME, MA, LPC, CSADC, CEAP, Chief Executive Officer
Entity: Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.
FIDEL MARQUEZ, JR., Senior Vice President, Legislative and External Affairs
Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer
IRIS Y. MARTINEZ, State Senator (20th)
Entity: Illinois General Assembly
SUSANA A. MENDOZA, Comptroller of Illinois
Entity: State of Illinois
DAVID OLIVENCIA, Managing Director
GREGG ONTIVEROS, CEO
Entity: Group O, Inc.
JORGE PEREZ, Executive Director
Entity: Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)
PHIL PONCE, Host of Chicago Tonight
MARIA DE J. PRADO
Entity: Prado & Renteria, CPAs Prof. Corp.
SYLVIA PUENTE, Executive Director
Entity: Latino Policy Forum
RAUL RAYMUNDO, CEO
Entity: The Resurrection Project
ROBERT J. RENTERIA Jr., Author
Entity: From the Barrio to the Board Room
JESSE G. REYES, Appellate Justice
Entity: Illinois Appellate Court First District, Fifth Division
EDUARDO G. RODRIGUEZ, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Entity: InvescoMex Corporation, San Jose Imports Inc., San Jose Trading, DulceLandia Candy Stores and Lobo De Mar Restaurant and Banquets
CELENA ROLDÁN, CEO
Entity: American Red Cross Chicago & Northern Illinois
HIPOLITO “PAUL” ROLDAN, President & CEO
Entity: Hispanic Housing Development Corporation
JESSE H. RUIZ, partner
Entity: Drinker, Biddle
JOSÉ R. SÁNCHEZ, President and CEO
Entity: Norwegian American Hospital
MANUEL “MANNY” SANCHEZ, Founder and Managing Partner
Entity: Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP
EVELYN SANGUINETTI, Lt. Governor
Entity: State of Illinois
JOSE A SANTIAGO, Fire Commissioner
Entity: Chicago Fire Department
JUAN SALGADO, Chancellor
Entity: Chicago City College
CARLOS TORTOLERO, founder and president
Entity: National Museum of Mexican Art
JOSE “PEPE” VARGAS, Founder & CEO
Entity: International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
NELI VAZQUEZ ROWLAND, Co-Founder, President
Entity: A Safe Haven Foundation
To read the bios, click here.