Perfiles 2020-03-18T17:40:01+00:00

Helping Change the World

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Mark Vargas Age: 38 Title: President Name of Organization: Licentiam   Mark Vargas is a trusted adviser and close confidante to some of the highest-profile political and business leaders in America. He is widely respected as a tech entrepreneur in health care, and as a political opinion writer and advisor. He has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Huffington .

Helping Families Find Fun

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Desiree Vargas Wrigley Age: 38 Title: Founder & CEO Name of Organization: Pearachute   Desiree Vargas Wrigley is founder of Pearachute, a company that helps parents and children find the best family activities in town. Prior to launching Pearachute, she co-founded GiveForward, the world’s leading crowd-sourcing platform for people facing .

A Passionate Developer

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Ivette Treviño Age: 39 Title: Senior Director Business Development Name of Organization: IHCC Loretta Ivette Treviño as senior director of Business Development & Strategy at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she helps lead the premier Hispanic business, networking, advocacy and development organization in Illinois. She is responsible for managing .

A Miracle Maker

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Vanessa Torres Age: 34 Title: Communication Director/ Producer Name of Organization: The Miracle Center     Vanessa Torres began early on at the non-profit organization that utilizes the performing arts as a catalyst for personal growth, leadership development, academic advancement and community engagement for children, youth and families in the .

A Leader Helping Change

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Martin V. Torres Age: 38 Title: Senior Policy Advisor Name of Organization: Office of Gov. Pritzker, State of Illinois   Torres’ career in public service is grounded in his belief that fostering upward economic mobility requires progressive policies and investments that support low and middle-income families.   Torres contributed to .

A Champion for Youth

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Sarah Taylor Age: 36 Title: Founder-Executive Director Name of Organization: Yo Soy Ella   Sarah Taylor in 2012 launched her first non-profit venture, Yo Soy Ella, Inc. which translates to "I Am Her" – “We are whoever we wish to be, wherever our dreams take us; we let our dreams .

A People Leader

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Ana Sanchez Age: 32 Title: Manager-People Strategy Name of Organization: McDonald's Ana Sanchez, began her career with McDonald’s as a crew member and over the years held various restaurant positions including General Manager where she led restaurant operations, numerous field tests, along with training and developing people. Within the McDonald’s .