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Peter Villegas, Vice President and Head of Latino Affairs for Coca-Cola to receive Corporate Excellence Award


Peter R. Villegas, Vice President and Head of Latin Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company, will be the recipient of the “Corporate Excellence Award-2019” during the “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala.” The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 12.

As a national spokesman for the company,  Peter develops and oversees the execution of local, regional and national strategies that position Coca-Cola as a leading corporate citizen in the U.S. Hispanic community, in addition to managing relationships with key Hispanic leaders throughout the country.

Beginning as a bank teller, Peter has spent his 25-year career in corporate America working his way up through various roles in the financial industry, the past 15 in key management positions.

Before Coca-Cola, Villegas served as Vice President and Senior Manager in the Office of Corporate Responsibility for JPMorgan Chase, also serving as Co-Chair of the Global Adelante Board and the JPMorgan Chase Latino Business Resource Group; an organization with over 7,000 members globally.

As a corporate leader with wide-ranging knowledge of civic, community and political issues, Peter is currently a board member of the following organizations: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, American Israel Public Affairs Committee National Council, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.

Peter was also appointed as a commissioner in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, where he lives with his wife Vickie and their daughter, Alisandra. In 2005, the Orange County Register identified Peter as one of the top ten people who will help shape the next 100 years of Orange County.

Over 300 people have confirmed their presence at the Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Business Gala that recognizes Hispanic leadership in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago-2019 is supported by BMO Harris Bank as Presenting Sponsors, as well as ComEd, Wintrust Corporation, Remy Martin, Coca-Cola, Peoples Gas, Northeastern University and small business such as MZI and GSG Consultants.

This year marks the 6th anniversary of “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago,” a unique initiative in the city that recognizes Hispanic leadership in categories such as business, corporate, education, health care,  media & marketing and nonprofits.

“We appreciate the support of our sponsors. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to recognize the talent and entrepreneurship of Hispanic leaders,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.

Founded in 2007, Negocios Now focuses on Latino business and has emerged as one of the most awarded Latino business publications in the US with 15 national awards received in the past decade.

For more information email Alejandra Cano, Editorial and Event Coordinator,  whoiswho@negociosnow.com or call 630-728-9627.

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