NEW YORK, September 17 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Nominations have come in and the committee has been selected, the anxiety has begun … Who will be LISTA National Chief Executive, Chief Information Officers and National Latino Technology Achievers of the year 2008?
Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association announced today that the LISTA National Latino Technology Awards Gala will be Co-Chaired by Susan D. Whiting, Executive Vice President, of The Nielsen Company and Chair of Nielsen Media Research (www.nielsen.com) and Jorge Plasencia, President and CEO of Republica Inc. LISTA 4th Annual National Latino Technology Achievers Awards is set to be a momentous event which celebrates Latino professionals’ dedication to excellence in technology, media, science and telecommunications in Fortune 500 companies.
On Thursday, October 30th 2008 at the luxurious Miami Hyatt Regency Hotel at 6pm, LISTA will host the National Latino Technology Achievers Awards Gala Dinner and LISTA Emerging Technology Leadership Summit. LISTA will recognize an important group of Latino Technology Leaders/Business Trendsetters who have shown through their commitment to excellence that the American Dream is still alive for the Latino community in the United States.
These awards honor and recognize Latino Technology professionals for their exemplary efforts, commitment and dedication to Corporate America and the Latino Community. Over 700 attendees are expected including technology professionals leaders of businesses, corporate America and government officials.
LISTA Emerging Technology Leadership Summit
LISTA also will inaugurate the Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit, which will discuss topics such as Green Technology, Health Tech Initiative, Small business Technology optimization and Future leader’s workshop.
“Once again I am honored to be the chair sponsor for Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and NLTAA Gala for 2008. As founding partner of LISTA we are proud of the work LISTA continues to do. LISTA continues to advocate for Latinos in the technology space. These awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated by their actions a commitment to the empowerment of the Latino community and for the strides they have made to further their careers. We look forward to a great event as we celebrate Latino Technology excellence across America.” said Susan D. Whiting, Chair Sponsor of the LISTA National Latino Technology Achievers Awards Gala and 2005 LISTA Visionary Awards recipient.
This year’s Co-Chair for the event is Jorge Plasencia, President and CEO of Republic of Miami, Florida. Mr. Plasencia has been at the forefront of diversity inclusion and procurement for many years and is very active in its continued efforts. As a president of a Public relations consulting group in Miami, Mr. Plasencia understands the importance of the Latino technology sector and the need for our community to be involved in Technology. “LISTA’s commitment to the Latino community is unparalleled. It is through organizations like LISTA that change can truly happen,” said Mr. Plasencia. “The summit this year will bring another layer to the day’s activities, as the awards continue to have special significance for our community because we recognize the next generation of US Hispanic leadership. The summit will deliver new and thought provoking ideas to our community. I am honored to be a part of LISTA and this year’s events.”
“I am excited to have Ms. Whiting and Mr. Plasencia serve as the Co-chairs of this year’s LISTA Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards Gala Dinner. With their participation, leadership and support, I anticipate the gala to be a momentous endeavor,” said Jose A. Marquez-Leon, LISTA President and CEO. “We hope to empower our community with the skills, knowledge and expertise so that each of us may maximize our individual performance to create collective economic success and all become National Latino Achievers.”
For more information about participation, sponsorship and registration for the LISTA Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards Gala Dinner, call Henry Quiero at 347-632-4542 or email email@example.com. For more information about LISTA Gala website visit www.nltaa.org
LISTA is sponsored by: American Airlines, Aetna, Staples, State Farm and DELTA Airlines
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 501c3 organization with over 2,700 national members and 7 Technology Council chapters in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, D.C, Georgia, Florida, Texas and California. For more information about LISTA please visit http://www.a-lista.org