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Negocios Now announces the list of 2018 – Latinos 40 Under 40


Chicago, IL- January 30, 2019—Negocios Now released today its fourth annual list of Latinos 40 Under 40, recognizing the leadership of young Latinos in the Chicago Area.

 The 40 recipients were selected after a over four-month nomination period and had a record participation of more than 120 nominations. They represent areas of business, corporate, government, nonprofits, the fashion industry, and education, among other fields.

Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication, launched Latinos 40 Under 40 in 2016, two years later of founding Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago.

“We have a hardworking community that represents an invaluable asset in this country. Negocios Now recognizes them for everything that they do. Every year we are very fortunate to count on 40 talented Latinos from a variety of fields”, said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

Latinos 40 Under 40 celebration and networking event will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 10 pm. at Latinicity, 108 N. Street, Chicago (Block 37).

Remy Martin has been confirmed as the Millennials’ Sponsor of the event.

Nicado expressed gratitude for the cooperation from members of the community that have participated in the nomination process.

The list of 2018 Latinos 40 Under 40 is as follows:

1. Sonia Arciniega

Executive Producer, Univision Chicago

2. Víctor Arellano

Founder, Interpreter Tap

3. Claudia Badillo

Attorney at Law, Badillo Law Group, P.C.

4. Barbara R. Barreno-Paschall

Senior Staff Attorney, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

5. Alejandro Benítez

Financial Educator, Business Owner, and a Dreamer

6. Tonantzin Carmona

Chief of Policy, City of Chicago

7. Leynee Cruz

President-Elect, Hispanic Lawyer Association and Attorney at Chuhak & Tecson

8. John Dillon

Founder & President, GuardianVets

9. Lisa Duarte

First Assistant Deputy Governor for Budget & Economy, JB Pritzker Administration

10. María Duzon-Teal

Senior Relationship Manager, LinkedIn

11. Alejandra Esqueda Belmonte

Senior Global Manager, Molex, LLC.

12. Mimi García

Strategy Consultant, Accenture Strategy

13. Patricia García

Diversity Partnership & Strategic Recruiting Lead, Abbvie

14. Teresa González Swinton

Senior Sales Director, Bing Advertising Sales at Microsoft

15. Ozzie Guillen Jr.

Systems Executive, Cisco

16. Daniel Hernández

Managing Attorney, The Attorneys at Walczak Hernandez, P.C.

17. Anthony Hodes

Managing Partner, H.A.S.E. Companies

18. Corey Jones

Sr. Manager of Experiences, Forbes Councils

19. Luchy Manjarres Cohen

Owner, Sorelle Boutique, Salon & Spa

20. Lizzette Medina

President & Chief Executive Officer,  Lizzette Medina & Co.

21. Lorena Mesa

Data Engineer at GitHub – Director, Python Software Foundation

22. Carlos Montoya

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

23. Henry Montoya

Director of Operations, ALPFA – Chicago Chapter

24. Monse Moreno

Marketing Manager for Global Business Marketing, Facebook, Inc.

25. Maureen Montiel

Project Engineer, ASI Services

26. Juan Morado Jr.

Of Counsel at Benesch Law

27. Mike Moreno

Co-Owner & Director of Craft Sales, Moreno’s Liquors

28. Paul Morgan

Executive Director, Ignition Community Glass

29. Laura Mueller

Founder, Las Recetas de Laura

30. Aaron Ortiz

Illinois State Representative

31. Juan Pablo Prieto

Senior Manager of Diversity Programs, Chicago Transit Authority

32. Jessica Rodríguez

Associate Director of Development, La Casa Norte

33. Luis Roman

Program Manager for the Community Health Initiative, The J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation

34. David Romero

Global Executive, United Airlines

35. Karina Sánchez

Diversity & Inclusion Associate, Federal Reserve Bank

36. Leshonne Segura

Manager, Program Investments, The Chicago Public Education Fund

37. Jose A. Suárez

Risk Management Consultant at Assurance Agency

38. Amanda Trinidad

HR Project Manager, BMO Harris Bank

39. Jaclyn Vásquez

Associate Director, Erikson Institute

40. Lizette Williams

Head of Cultural Engagement & Experiences, McDonald’s USA, LLC

To learn more about the recipients stay tuned for the digital edition for this the Class of 2018.

Tickets to attend $40 until Feb. 15. and are available on EventBrite here.

Please note that ticket prices will go up after Feb. 15 to $50.

For more information about the event, you can email us  40under40@negociosnow.com or call at 773-942-7410

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