Baltimore, MD–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 19, 2006–On Friday September 15th 2006 at the Baltimore Convention Center during the Minorities in Research Conference, the editors of Hispanic Engineer &Information Technology magazine (http://www.hispanicengineer.com) honored Jose Marquez-Leon, National President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (http://www.a-lista.org) with the prestigious 100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business for 2006 award.
Mr. Marquez-Leon was chosen for this annual award because of his leadership and outstanding work in the field of technology advocacy. The list of honorees includes many of the nation’s highest achieving Hispanic executives, managers, and researchers in industry, government, and academia. Other honorees included Dora Maria Abreu Goldman Sachs (SHPE), Diana Gomez, President SHPE, Thaddeus Arroyo CIO, Cingular, Dr Ivan Cornejo, Corning and Dr. Raul Valdez Perez PhD. CEO, Vivisimo. For a full list of this year’s 100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business for 2006, visit http://www.hispanicengineer.com
“For me it is an honor to be among the honorees of this prestigious award,” said Jose A. Marquez Leon, “I am blessed that I have good people around me who support me and believe in the mission and efforts of LISTA. It is great to know others are giving back to our community and helping advance the perception of the Latino community in the USA.”
“These are women and men who have demonstrated leadership on a broad front not only in the workplace, but in their communities as well” said Dr. Tyrone Taborn Publisher of HE&IT.
HE&IT recognizes contributions made on a daily basis by the thousands of Hispanics in technology-related jobs.
Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)
LISTA’s Mission: To Educate Motivate, and Encourage the Use of Technology to Empower the Latino Community and Conquer the Digital Divide. Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, (LISTA) is a non-profit organization with over 2,700 national members and 7 Technology Council chapters in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, D.C. Florida, California, and Texas LISTA partners in a national public awareness campaign to increase the Hispanics’ interest in technology known as La Familia Technology Week sponsored by IBM.
Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG)
For more than 18 years, Hispanic Engineer &Information Technology magazine is one of the industry’s oldest and most prestigious publications. A minority-owned talent management and career development company whose mission is to promote career and educational opportunities for minority professionals and students in engineering, technology, and science.
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