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Hispanic Heritage Month: Power Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

  • 10/02/2018
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

We hope you will be our special guest at The Latino Coalition's Gala in collaboration with Job Creators Network taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., on October 2nd.

This elegant event will attract the who’s-who of the national Hispanic business community – as well as the power brokers of official Washington, D.C. – to recognize a handful of leaders for their contributions to the economic and social empowerment of Latinos.

Over the course of this festive evening, we will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize four high-profile individuals with TLC’s most prestigious awards:

The Latino Coalition Leadership AwardGiven to a business leader or government official who has gone above and beyond in their commitment to supporting and promoting the interests of the Hispanic community.

The Latino Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award: “Tributo” – Named in honor of my father, the Tributo award is given to a prominent Latino leader for their life’s work on behalf of the Hispanic community.

The Latino Coalition Ganas AwardGiven to a high-profile Latino in recognition of achieving something greater than oneself, and for doing it with ganas!

The Latino Coalition Sanchez to Sanchez to Smith AwardIn recognition of the tremendous relationship building that is needed for achievement in international relations and trade, this award is given to an individual who has accomplished much, for many, through creating and maintaining international bonds.


Time: 5:00pm – 5:45pm VIP Cocktail Reception

  • Hector V. Barreto, Chairman & CEO, The Latino Coalition
  • Alfredo Ortiz, President & CEO, Job Creators Network
  • The Latino Coalition Leadership Award:
    Geronimo Gutierrez,
    Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
  • James Campos: Director, Office of Economic Impact & Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Beryl Thompson McClary, Attorney
  • Thomas McClary, Founder of the Commodores

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome & Presentation:

  • Hector V. Barreto, Chairman & CEO, The Latino Coalition
  • Alfredo Ortiz, President & CEO, Job Creators Network
  • Emcee: Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix, News Anchor, National TV Host, Univision Communications Inc.

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Power Gala Dinner:

  • Performance: Thomas McClary, Founder, The Commodores

  • Performance: Fernando Allende

Time: 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony:

  • The Latino Coalition Leadership Award: Gaddi H. Vasquez, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Southern California Edison

  • The Latino Coalition Ganas Award: Pepe Estrada, Director, Public Affairs, Walmart

  • Job Creators Network Small Business Defender Award: Stephen Moore, Fellow at The Heritage Foundation

  • Eric Hoplin, Head of External Affairs, Wells Fargo

  • Performance: Fernando Allende

  • The Latino Coalition Sanchez to Sanchez to Smith Award: Marcelo Ebrard, Designated Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico by President Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

  • Bernie Marcus Entrepreneurial Award: Joseph Semprevivo, President & CEO, Joseph’s Lite Cookies

  • The Latino Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award: “Tributo”: Bernie Marcus, Chairman of the Marcus Foundation, retired co-founder of The Home Depot and the co-founder of The Job Creators Network

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate and network at this very special event!

Valet parking $35.00/per car for the night of the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email events@thelatinocoalition.com.

How do I book my hotel stay?
Renaissance Hotel is offering the special group rate of $279.00++ USD per night.
Book your group rate for The Latino Coalition 
Start date: 10/1/18   
End date: 10/2/18     
Last day to book: 9/18/18

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