JUAN ANDRADE, JR., CEO
Entity: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
After 18 years in farm work, Mr. Andrade rose to become a venerated community leader, co-founding USHLI, which he leads today, working to maximize the awareness, engagement and participation of Latinos in civic life. Mr. Andrade is one of only two Latinos in history to receive a Presidential Medal for exemplary deeds of service for the nation, leadership and civic participation. In May 2011, he became the fourth Latino in history to be decorated by both the government of Mexico and the government of the United States when he received the Ohtli Award, Mexico’s highest honor presented to a civilian not living in Mexico.