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Hispanic Biz Community Honored by HHF @ Ceremony

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Greater Washington DC Area Leaders Honored for their Commitment to Business and Community by Presenting Sponsor Capital One Bank and other Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C. (13 October, 2014) – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) honored the recipients of the Hispanic Business Community Awards who were honored during a reception and ceremony on October 29, 2014 at the Capital One Bank headquarters in McLean, Virginia. The Awards recognized the impact of Latino leaders on the Greater Washington DC through their commitment to business and the community.

The Hispanic Business Community Awards honorees included:

  • Mario Acosta-Velez, Chairperson of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Director, State Government Affairs, Verizon – Non-Profit Leadership
  • Juan Sepúlveda, Senior Vice President, Station Services of PBS – Individual Leadership
  • Jacqueline Krick, President & CEO of ECU Communications – Small Business Leadership
  • Nicole Quiroga, General Manager at Telemundo Washington WZDC/WZTD Richmond, VA – Public Service Leadership
  • Lori Kaplan, President & CEO of the Latin American Youth Center – Community Champion

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is once again proud to honor this inspiring group of leaders,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “Through their work, vision and dedication they have made a significant contribution to our community. We are also thrilled to continue our partnership with Capital One Bank and our media partners in promoting the need to be responsible and give back to the community as part of being successful at business. The awardees are continue to be role models for others to emulate.”

Capital One Bank was, for the second year in a row, the presenting sponsor of the Hispanic Business Community Awards reception and ceremony.

“At Capital One, we recognize that healthy businesses and healthy communities go hand in hand,” said Tony Pica, Market President and Mid-Atlantic Business Banking Group Executive for Capital One Bank. “The recipients of the Hispanic Business Community Awards exemplify community-minded entrepreneurship, and we are extremely proud to once again partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of these outstanding local leaders.”

In addition to Capital One Bank, media sponsors included El Zol, Telemundo, El Tiempo Latino, and PBS.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) serves to inspire, identify, prepare and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities as well as promote cultural pride, accomplishment and the great promise of Latinos. HHF is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and all support is tax deductible. HHF focuses on 10 fields including Entrepreneurship. For more information on the programs and work of HHF. Visit

About Capital One Bank

Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities – good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families – benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives.



Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Anthony Perez
Phone: 213.236.3753

Capital One Bank


Barbara Saylor
Phone: 571.499.0390

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