MillerCoors Kicks Off The 2013 Lider Of The Year Online Voting Competition

MillerCoors Kicks Off The 2013 Lider Of The Year Online Voting Competition

Winner Will Receive $25,000 Grant Toward Development of Community Program


CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — MillerCoors has announced
this year’s Lideres, a group of 12 emerging Latino leaders who are making
a difference in their communities. The 12 Lideres, who were nominated by
national and local nonprofit organizations from across the country, were
selected by MillerCoors based on their achievements and impact on the U.S.
Hispanic community. 

The public will select the 2013 Lider of the Year through an online
voting contest, which runs today through October 30, on The winner will receive a $25,000
grant to develop and implement a community leadership program with his/her
sponsoring nonprofit organization and in partnership with MillerCoors. 

“For seven years, MillerCoors has recognized incredible Latino leaders from
around the country. The program highlights their work, dedication and
involvement in various nonprofits,” said Alberto Senior, manager, multicultural
community commerce and partnerships at MillerCoors. “This year’s Lideres
are exemplary individuals who are committed to making an impact in their

The 2013 MillerCoors Lideres include philanthropists, media
personalities, community organizers and volunteers, who were nominated by
national and local nonprofit organizations for their exceptional contributions
to the Latino community.  They are:

  1. Gloria Alejandra Antia, Miami
    Citizens for a Better South

  2. Marithza Calderon, San Antonio
    Adelante! U.S. Education
    Leadership Fund

  3. Celina Cardenas, Dallas
    Parents Step Ahead
  4. Jazmin Chavez, New York
    Latino Justice PRLDEF
  5. Victor Jett Contreras, Phoenix
    Arizona Ivy League Project

  6. Edgar Delgado, Chicago
    National Society of Hispanic MBAs

  7. Joaquin Lopez, Beaverton, Ore.
    Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

  8. Laura Maristany, Washington, D.C.
    Hispanic Association of
    Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  9. Jennifer Rodriguez, Los Angeles
    National Hispana Leadership

  10. Pedro Toledo, Penngrove, Calif.
    Redwood Community Health

  11. Veronica Torres, Dallas
    Hispanic 100
  12. Miguel J. Zazueta, Tucson
    League of United Latin American

Edgar “Shoboy” Sotelo, a radio personality on Mega 107.5 FM in Dallas
and volunteer for the Magdaleno Leadership Institute was selected as the
MillerCoors 2012 Lider of the Year. The Magdaleno Leadership Institute
used the $25,000 grant to fund leadership workshops that helped parents
understand the importance of supporting their children as they go through school
and how they can help motivate them to pursue higher education.

Since 2006, the MillerCoors Lideres program has raised awareness and
highlighted the achievements of leaders within the Hispanic community. The
program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and
networking opportunities. Join the conversation at , , LinkedIn and on Twitter
using the hashtag #MillerCoorsLideres.

Overview of MillerCoors
MillerCoors brews, markets and
sells the MillerCoors portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 
Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing
heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the
highest quality beers.  MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in
America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales.  Led by two of the
best-selling beers in the industry, Coors Light and Miller Lite, MillerCoors has
a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across every major industry
segment.  The company offers a variety of leading craft and import brands,
including Blue Moon and Leinenkugel’s, through its Tenth and Blake division.
MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the
Leinenkugel’s craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., and two microbreweries,
the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors
Field in Denver.  MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way
through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community
impact.  MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors
Brewing Company.  Learn more at, at or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

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MillerCoors Kicks Off The 2013 Lider Of The Year Online Voting Competition