The Maestros
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about the chicago maestros

Over the past 6 years, the Chicago Maestros have taken place in many iconic locations across the city, honoring some of the most influential Latinos in the area. This year, the ceremony will be held at Venue SIX10 on Wednesday, August 30th beginning at 5:30 PM. Please refer to the Program section for a detailed itinerary. 

Our generous sponsors include Southwest Airlines, New York Life, BMW, and St. Augustine College. 
The wine toast will be hosted by one of our partnered Napa Valley Latino winemakers from Ceja Vinyards.

 

 

This year, we will be honoring the following diverse group of individuals. Select their photo to learn more about each Maestro.

 
 
 

The Maestros is proud of our generous sponsors 

 
 

Special Sponsors

Books Donated on behalf of Robert Renteria

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www.washbroker.com

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Program

 

5:30 PM

OPENING RECEPTION
Wine reception featuring exclusive looks at cars from our sponsor BMW

6:15 PM

CEREMONY BEGINS
Welcoming remarks from Jorge Ferraez, publisher of Latino Leaders Magazine

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
Each Maestro will be honored with a short commemorative film, they will be presented with their medal, and sit down for a short interview with Jorge Ferraez. 
The presentation order is as follows:

Art Velasquez - Maestro Of Entrepreneurship

Ralph De La Vega - Maestro Of Professional Acheivement
Sponsored by New York Life

Diana Davila - Ultimate Drive Award
Sponsored by BMW

Robert Renteria - Maestro Of Community Service
Sponsored by St. Augustine College

Marty Castro - Maestro Of Leadership
Sponsored by Southwest Airlines 

7:45 PM

DINNER
featuring Ceja Vinyards Wine 

 

 
 

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RSVP FOR A SINGLE PERSON, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM ON THE HOMEPAGE, OR CONTACT EVENTS@LATINOLEADERS.COM

 

 

Past Recipients - Chicago

2016

Ezequiel "Zeke" Flores - Maestro of Entrepreneurship
Neli Vasquez Rowland - Maestro of Leadership
Jose R. Sanchez -  Maestro of Professional Achievement
Dr. Andrew Sund - Maestro of Community Service

2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia - Maestro of Leadership
J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez  - Maestro fo Professional Achievement
Juan Sanabria - Maestro of Medial Excellence

Jim Cabrera - Maestro of Entrepreneurship

2014

Juan Andrade - Maestro of Leadership
Olga Camargo - Maestro of Community Service
Juan Gabriel Moreno - Maestro of Entrepreneurship
Juan Alzate - Maestro of Medical Excellence

2013

Jose Luis Prado - Maestro of Professional Achievement
Gloria Castillo - Maestro of Community Service
Juventino Cano - Maestro of Entrepreneurship
Rey B. Gonzalez - Maestro of Leadership

2012

Nora Moreno-Cargie - Maestro of Innovation
David Aragon - Maestro of Leadership
Lou NIeto - Maestro of Professional Achievement
Adela Cepeda - Maestro of Entrepreneurship

2011

Maria Bechily - Maestro of Professional Achievement
Carlos Tortelero - Maestro of Leadership
Phil Fuentes - Maestro of Entrepreneurship
David Andalcio - Maestro of Innovation

2010

Anita Alvarez - Maestro of Innovation
Martin Cabrera - Maestro of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Pedro Cevallos Candau - Maestro of Professional Achievement
Juan Rangel - Maestro of Community Service

2009

Alejandro Silva - Maestro of Entrepreneurship
Jesse H. Ruiz - Maestro of Leadership
Carmen Velazquez - Maestro of Community Service
Attorney Manny Sanchez - Maestro of Professional Achievement