CNN host Soledad O’Brien, legendary cartoonist Bill Gallo, La Mega DJ Alex Sensation, and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz are amongst the nominees at the 2010 9th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, which will be held on Tuesday, November 30th, at 6:00pm at The Marriot Marquis in New York City.
Other prominent Latinos who will be honored on this historic night include Dr. Debra Joy Perez, Senior Program Officer in Research & Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Miguel Centeno, Regional Director Northeast of Communication Relations & Urban Marketing at Aetna; Armando Monterroso, Executive Chef at the New York Marriot Marquis; Ricardo R. Fernandez, President of Lehman College; Edward Montes, Northeast Regional Director of Havas Digital; Neddy Perez, Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity at National Grid; attorney Karla Sanchez of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP; and Jacqueline Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Emmy Awards. A full list of Trendsetters, past and present, can be found at www.latinotrendsetter.com
The event will also feature electrifying live performances by singers, dancers, comedians, & spoken word artists.
The Latino Trendsetter Awards are given by LatinTRENDS Magazine (formerly DTM Magazine) to people that have achieved by doing – to those who have taken on the job, project, cause or challenge and making things happen for themselves, their families and their communities. It’s the people that choose to be part of the solution, not the problem. They are the ones who dare to be a little unconventional if need be – they help define trends that influence both the mainstream and the Latino/Hispanic culture – they are men & women that maintain high levels of standards through their actions and deeds. In keeping with our support of tomorrow’s trendsetters, the Latino Trendsetter Awards also awards scholarships to college students in the CUNY system – this year, as in every other, a portion of the proceeds will be given to the scholarship fund for deserving CUNY students.
This year’s scholarship winners will be made up by a group of young Latinas who are part of the 100 Hispanic Women leadership program.