CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HITEC is pleased to recognize Andy Erlandson, former General Manager at Microsoft, as the 2020 Advocate of the Year Award recipient. Mr. Erlandson will be recognized with this prestigious award at the HITEC Awards Celebration December 8.
“Always a true ally – Andy Erlandson embodies the essence of the Advocate Award. His impact was felt immediately throughout the HITEC organization when he joined our mission and it carried into his years of service on the Board and beyond.” said Jesse Cortez, HITEC Board Member and Vice President of Executive Talent at McKesson. “As only the second ever recipient in the history of the organization, I am proud to see him recognized for his inclusive leadership.”
The Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated continued support of and has been a champion for HITEC and its mission to advance technology leaders in the Hispanic community.
“On behalf of the HITEC board and our community, I feel so honored to be able to give such an honor to our great Advocate, Andy Erlandson,” stated HITEC Chairman, Guillermo Diaz, Jr., CEO of Kloudspot. “Having worked with Andy over the years and sharing a passion to build the next generation of leaders, who happen to be Hispanic, I know firsthand his contributions and again beyond thrilled to see this happen. Thank you, Andy, now to be known as Andres our Advocate!”
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by HITEC, an organization I believe in with all my heart. That puts people and their growth first. That honors diversity in all senses of the word. And that stands for the rights of all. I am proud to support the mission of HITEC and expect to always be a strong advocate for the organization and its people,” shared Andy Erlandson.
HITEC is the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives. Part of the organization’s mission to celebrate and increase Hispanic representation, building stronger technology and executive leaders in the diversity-challenged technology industry.
HITEC Awardees will be recognized during the HITEC Awards Celebration, December 8, 2020, held virtually.
SOURCE Hispanic IT Executive Council