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Shantel Suárez Ávila

Shantel Suárez Ávila

HACE Family Age:32 Organization: Más Allá Consulting Title:Founder & CEO City: Escondido State: California  Having worked for HACE in her first non-profit fundraising role, Shantel Suárez Ávila’s professional history is deeply connected to the organization. As a founder and CEO of her fundraising consulting firm, Más Allá Consulting, she credits HACE with helping give her … Read more

Alexandra Turcios

 World scholar Age:28 Organization: Adobe Title: Solutions Consultant City: Waukegan State: Illinois As one of five children of Honduran immigrant parents, Alexandra Turcios was instilled with a strong work ethic and a love of culture from a young age. A Fulbright scholar to Indonesia, and a world traveler who has traveled to 25 countries, she … Read more

Kiana Vives

Project Manager Age:30 Organization: US Government Title: Project Manager City: Arlington State: Virginia Kiana Vives believes it is important for organizations like HACE to recognize the next generation of leaders to serve as examples for the next generation. As one moves up in the world, it is essential to recognize those leaders who came before … Read more

Ileana Valle

International leader Age:36 Organization: USAID Title: Citizen Security Lead City: Washington DC As the Citizen Security Lead at USAID/Colombia, Ileana Valle oversees the citizen security, human rights, and justice portfolio within the Venezuela Response and Integration Office (VRIO) which works closely with the Government of Colombia in its response to the current migration crisis. She … Read more

Mauricio Ramirez: Brand builder

Cultural marketer Mauricio Ramirez Age: 29 Title: Brand Manager Corona Name of Organization: Constellation Brands In his job for Constellation Brands, Mauricio Ramirez manages Corona’s innovation pipeline and leads various multicultural marketing initiatives. He was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, the oldest of four siblings. At age 16 he started his first business, offering … Read more

Los Happy Tamales de Imelda Hartley

La necesidad llevó a Imelda Hartley a vender tamales en la calle, para sacar adelante a sus hijos. Tras soportar durante años el maltrato de su pareja, la mexicana decidió separarse y, con sus 11 hijos, comenzó una nueva vida en la que los tamales eran su sustento. Entre los 12 los preparaban y los … Read more

Juan Moreno to receive Business of the Year Award 

Award-winning architect Juan Gabriel Moreno, president of JGMA, will receive the Business of the Year Award during the Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Business gala on July 15 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. “It is an honor for Negocios Now to have Juan Moreno receive this special award. Juan is not only … Read more

Isabel Velez Diez: Helping business focus

Helping business focus Isabel C. Velez Diez Age: 35 Title: Director of Strategy & Operations Name of Organization: Allies for Community Business Isabel Vélez Diez is the director of operations and strategy at Allies for Community Business, where she previously served as the director of strategic initiatives. In her current role, she develops, implements, and … Read more

Evelyn Rodriguez: Utility Corporate Philanthropy Leader

Utility Corporate Philanthropy Leader Evelyn Rodriguez Age: 36 Title: Senior Manager, Corporate Relations Name of Organization: ComEd As the senior manager of corporate relations at ComEd, Evelyn Rodriguez oversees ComEd’s corporate-responsibility programs, including charitable contributions, competitive grants, educational initiatives, signature events, employee engagement and volunteerism, and executives’ civic involvement. Before joining ComEd, Rodriguez was senior … Read more

Juan M. Vasquez Jr: Cyber guardian

Cyber guardian Juan M. Vasquez Jr. Age: 34 Title: Director of Information Security & Audit Services Name of Organization: Quandary Peak Research Inc. As the director of information security and audit services, Juan Vasquez is responsible for overseeing technology risk and controls of Quandary Peak Research and various clients in the financial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, healthcare, … Read more