Week 4/12/2024 Newsletter - SFLHCC Celebrated its Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards


SFLHCC Celebrated its Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards

From inspiring speeches to joyful moments of celebration, the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its prestigious Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards on Friday, April 5th, at the elegant Biltmore Hotel. This esteemed event honored and celebrated individuals who have made significant contributions to society. One of the distinguished recipients was Alex Sanchez, the former President of the Florida Bankers Association. This event was filled with inspiration, recognition, and commendation for the outstanding achievements of Hispanic leaders in the community. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Chase, and Title Sponsor, FPL.

South Florida Legal Award Recipient:

Juan Fernandez-Barquin, Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Court & Comptroller and family

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:

Alex Sanchez, Former CEO of the Florida Bankers Association

Business Award Recipient:

Cristina Gallo-Aquino, Ryder System Inc

Chairman's Distinguished Community Service Award Recipient:

Armando Fernandez, FPL

Citizenship Award Recipient:

Max Losner, Becker

Communication Award Recipient:

Patty Vila, Patty Vila Communications

Education Award Recipient:

Carlos Diaz Rosillo, FIU

Enlightenment Award Recipient:

David Armstrong on behalf of

The Honorable Dean Tarlika Nunez-Navarro, St.Thomas University

Healthcare Award Recipient:

Dr. Ivette Mottola, University of Miami Health System, and family

Insurance Services Award Recipient:

Mel Zabielinski, Colonial Life

Marketing / Public Relations Award Recipient:

Alejandro Vicuña, Vicmedia House

Non-Profit Executive Award Recipient:

David Perez, Broward Children's Center

Philanthropy Award Recipient:

Arlene Peterson, The Wow Center

President's Distinguished Community Service Award Recipient:

Alvaro Molina, Florida Blue

Hospitality Award Recipient:

Frank Bustamante, Mr. B Hospitality

Sustainability Award Recipient:

Mike Fernandez, Waste Pro

Technology Award Recipient:

Monica Lopez, Barlop Inc,

Travel & Tourism Award Recipient:

Leyla Rojas, Global Cruises

Banking Award Recipient:

Maria Casamayor on behalf of Jose Lopez

Ocean Bank

Young Professional Award Recipient:

Nicholas Tranghese, Coastal Wealth

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