The 14th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, presented by LatinTRENDS Magazine, was held in New York City on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. The yearly event surrounding achievement in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership saw over 400 leaders gather in The Symphony Space Theater. Guests enjoyed networking with top business and cultural influencers, while hearing and celebrating the inspirational success stories of the honorees.
This year's awards recognized twelve trailblazing men and women from medicine to music. Two exemplary students were also honored with scholarships to help support their educational preparation and needs. Hispanic owned global food franchise Pollo Campero was crowned with the Business of the Year award . Winners included industry-leading executives, philanthropists, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and artists. Legendary soccer star, David Villa, music impresario and manager to Romeo Santos,Johnny Marines, young Latino brain surgeon, Dr. Rafael Ortiz, Salsa icon, La India, actor and director, Victor Cruz and HBO executive Lucinda Martinez, among others took home 2016 LatinoTrendsetter Awards.
The awards concluded with a special Flamenco performance by Espiritu Gitano, featuring Barbara Martinez and Sol la Argentina. The event was sponsored in part by New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca Kola and CUNY. Media partners included La Mega 97.9 F.M. and Amor 93.1 F.M.
Over the past fourteen years, The Latino Trendsetter Awards andScholarship has designed a long term legacy of celebrating and supporting visionary influencers from the Hispanic community.
“This award, made of steel and marble is heavy. It represents the struggle that many of us have or are going through. It’s weight reminds me of progress, which comes from overcoming them. Trendsetters are not focused on the struggles or challenges. Trendsetters are focused on progress! Let’s all celebrate success tonight and every day. God bless America!”, Juan Guillen, Founder & CEO of LatinTRENDS and The Latino Trendsetter Awards said to the crowd, while pointing to the award he held.
To read the full profile on each of the awardees visitwww.LatinTrends.com/LatinoTrendSetter.
Photographer Credit: John Caballero