Chicago, IL February 7— Negocios Now announces today their second list of Latinos 40 Under 40 in Chicago, to be celebrated with a special digital edition and an event in March 2, at Mago Grill & Cantina, 1010 Delano Cr. in Chicago.
The 40 recipients were selected after a five-month nomination and selection process, and they represent business, government, nonprofits, politics, sports and education, among other fields.
“Latinos 40 Under 40” is the publication’s initiative to recognize outstanding members of the young generation of Latinos in the Chicago area. In 2014 the publication celebrated Hispanic leadership by launching the first Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago, a Special Edition and Gala event at the Chicago Cultural Center.
The Millennial sponsor of the March 2 event is Remy Martin. Other sponsors include Wintrust Bank and the Mexican Tourism Boar, among others.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to showcase the positive contributions of these young Latinos, many of which are millennials,” says Clemente Nicado, publisher and editor in chief of Nicado Publishing Company, owner of Negocios Now. “These special men and women who are truly paving the way for future Hispanic generations to admire and follow.”
To access the profiles of all those Latinos 40 Under 40 selected, click here.
The honorees are:
- Rosa Ivette Aguilar
Site Director of Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Casa Central
- Gigi Alfonso
Talent acquisition business partner, ADP
- Ana Laura Alvarado
- Omar Aquino
State Senator, 2nd District
- Javier Baez
Infielder Chicago Cubs
- Mariela Camacho-Kimble
Co-Founder & VP El Chicago Corn Husk, Inc. & Pachamama Imports, Inc.
- Beatriz Cantu
Founder of Fantastic Party
- Eira Corral Sepulveda
Village Clerk, Hanover Park
- Louis DeAlba
Electrical Designer and Revit Administrator, Primera Engineers
- Edgar Delgado
Zonal Contracting Officer, General Services Administration
- Daissy Dominguez
Founder, Dominguez Legal Justice Center, LLC
- Gabriel Ignacio Dziekiewicz
President and Manager Principal, DesignBridge, Ltd.
- Tanya Flores
Director of Training and Development, Academia Triunfadores
- Mario Garcia
Executive Chef Hilton Chicago
- Rodrigo Garcia
Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Illinois State Treasury
- Steve Gaytan
Vice President of Operations, Monterrey Security
- Jaime Gonzalez
Area It Director, Two Roads Hospitality
- Yahaira Guzman
Human Resources Generalist, Ventas Inc.
- Julia Hinojosa
Principal Dancer, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
- Paco Lebron
Founder, ProdigyTeks, Inc.
- David Martinez
Java Developer, STA Group
- Marisol Martinez
Lead Senior Auditor, Allstate
- Eladio Montoya
Founder, Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria
- Michael Negron
Chief of Policy, City of Chicago Mayor’s Office
- Peter Ortiz
Vice President Ortiz Contracting Group
- Edith Pacheco
Senior Analyst Hyatt Hotel Corporation
- Melanie Perez
Director of Media Relations, Choose Chicago
- Jose Prado
Vice President, Relationship Manager in Commercial Banking, Associated Bank
- Marco V. Quintana
Vice President and market manager, BMO Harris Bank
- Gabriela Rodil
Principal, Gabriel Rodil, LLC.
- Eve Rodriguez
President Rodriguez Montoya Communications, LLC and creator, Yogolandia Yogurt and Botana Bar
- Andrelina Rodriguez
Project Manager, Motorola
- Claudia Patricia Rodriguez
Acting Executive Director of Illinois Beverage Association
- Leticia and Silvia Romero
Founder, Azul Holistic Spa and Wellness Center
- Jackie Serrato
Founder, La Villita Chicago Facebook page
- Ivan Solis
President, Solis Construction
- Adrian Soto
Chief Strategy Officer, Esperanza Health Centers
- Linda Xochitl Tortolero
Director of Development, The Association House
- Anna Valencia
City Clerk, City of Chicago
- Edna Jackeline Vazquez
To learn more about the recipients, visit /40under40/. Tickets to attend $40 prior to March 2, and $45 at the door. For information about Latinos 40 under 40 event, please call 773-942-7410 or email Kelly Yelmene at [email protected]
About Nicado Publishing Company:
Nicado Publishing Company, owner of Negocios Now, was launched in 2006 with a strong focus on Hispanic niche markets. The company produces custom media and content through Hispanic News Agency -HINA- (www.hinaonline.com). Clemente Nicado, publisher, has served as an international correspondent in multiple countries during his career and is one of the founders of HOY, the Chicago Tribune’s Spanish language newspaper. Nicado has received more than 20 national awards since 2008 and is the author of “Así lo hicieron,” a book featuring profiles of accomplished Hispanic business people in the Chicago area. Negocios Now is the host of “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago”, another unique event to recognize the Latino leadership in the Chicago Area.