Willie Colon, Laura Posada, and Ruben Diaz Jr., Amongst Other Prominent Latinos,...

Willie Colon, Laura Posada, and Ruben Diaz Jr., Amongst Other Prominent Latinos, Receive Latino Trendsetter Award

Awards ceremony will be held on November 16, 2009, at the United Nations in Manhattan


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NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Latin music legend Willie Colon, and author/activist/baseball wife Laura Posada are three of the many prominent Latinos who will be honored at the 8th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards gala. The event, which is the hallmark of Defining Trends Magazine (http://www.dtmmag.com), will be held on November 16, 2009, at the United Nations Headquarters, between 42nd and 48th Streets and First Avenue, in New York City.

“Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. is honored to accept the Latino Trendsetters Award for 2009,” said John DeSio, the communications director for Honoree Ruben Diaz Jr. Ernesto Hernandez, longtime manager for Willie Colon, expressed a similar sentiment: “Willie Colon is very happy to accept the Latino Trendsetters Award for 2009.” Laura Posada was recently featured on the cover of DTM for her book, Fit Home Team, co-authored with her husband, New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada.

Other prominent Latinos who will be honored on this historic night include Jose Pinero, Director of Communications for TV, Video, and Business at Microsoft; NY1’s Maritza Puello; Lourdes Lopez, Director of Marketing at AXA Equitable; Professor Jenny Rivera of CUNY Law College; Richard Gonzales, the New York District Manager of Capital One Bank; Lutzi Vieluf, owner of Cibao Meat Products; pediatrician Dr. Emilio Villegas; Inca Cola’s Randall Berman and Elizabeth Chalas Berman; attorney Miguel Pozo of Lowenstein Sandler; and Marjorie Torres of NYC urban planners Concrete Stories. A full list of Trendsetters, past and present, can be found at http://www.latinotrendsetter.com.

The Latino Trendsetter Awards are given by DTM (Defining Trends Magazine) to leaders and innovators in the Hispanic community who maintain high levels of standards through their actions and deeds. They are the ones who are not afraid to stand out from the pack in order to make a difference and define trends that influence both the mainstream and the Latino/Hispanic culture from which they rose. Another part of the festivities are the scholarships being awarded to college students in the CUNY system — this year, 5% of the event proceeds will be given to the scholarship fund for deserving CUNY students.

DTM (Defining Trends Magazine) – http://www.dtmmag.com was established in 2001 and quickly became the defining magazine of the bilingual, bicultural Latino generation. With its focus on lifestyle, business, culture and travel, DTM is a magazine that stands in a class by itself.

SOURCE DTM Magazine

Willie Colon, Laura Posada, and Ruben Diaz Jr., Amongst Other Prominent Latinos, Receive Latino Trendsetter Award