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Negocios Now Announces Second Annual “Latino 40 Under 40” Recipients


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

Undocumented lawyer

  • 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.

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