LISTA Announces their 3rdAnnual National Latino Technology Achievers Awards (NLTAA) Gala Dinner...

LISTA Announces their 3rdAnnual National Latino Technology Achievers Awards (NLTAA) Gala Dinner to be held in Washington DC Fairmont Hotel on October 25th 2007

LISTA announced the 2007 NLTAA Co Chairs: Susan Whiting Executive Vice President, Nielsen Company Chair Nielsen Media Research and Massey Villarreal President PTG Chair USHCC Foundation


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 9, 2007–The Nominations are coming in, the committee has been selected, the anxiety has begun…Who will be LISTA National Chief Executive and Chief Information Officers and National Latino Technology Achievers of the year 2007.

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 (http://www.nielsen.com) and Massey Villarreal, President and CEO of Precision Task Group (http://www.ptg.com) and chair of the USHCC Foundation. LISTA 3rd 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 25th 2007 at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in Washington DC at 6pm, LISTA will host the National Latino Technology Achievers Awards Gala Dinner. 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.

“Once again I am honored to be the chair sponsor for NLTAA Gala for 2007, as founding partner of LISTA we are proud of the work LISTA is doing to help 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 Massey Villarreal, President and CEO of Precision Task Group of Houston Texas and USHCC Foundation Chair. As USHCC Foundation Chair Mr. Villarreal has been at the forefront of diversity inclusion and procurement for small business and is very active in its continued efforts. As a president of a technology consulting group in Houston Texas for the past 20 years, Mr. Villarreal understands the importance of this sector and the need for more Latinos 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. Villarreal,” “these awards have special significance for our community because we are recognizing the next generation of US Hispanic leadership in technology, media, telecommunications and information sciences and that make us all proud.”

“I am excited to have Ms. Whiting and Mr. Villarreal serve as the Co-chair of this years LISTA 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 National Latino Technology Achievers Awards Gala Dinner, call Henry Quiero at 347-632-4542 or email info@a-lista.org. For more information about LISTA Gala website visit http://www.nltaa.org

About 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 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

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LISTA Announces their 3rdAnnual National Latino Technology Achievers Awards (NLTAA) Gala Dinner to be held in Washington DC Fairmont Hotel on October 25th 2007