DALLAS, TX – Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) President and CEO Antonio Tijerino will receive the Maestro Award for Leadership from Latino Leaders Magazine on November 5th at 7:30 ET 6:30 CT 4:30 PT streaming on the Magazine’s YouTube Channel and website LatinoLeaders.com. Tijerino has led organization’s aggressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic across lines of service to the Latinx community in Dallas and across the country through their wide-reaching programs. Earlier this month, Tijerino executive produced the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, which were broadcast on PBS.
“It’s my privilege to accept the Maestro Award on behalf of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation team, board, and our network of leaders,” said Tijerino. “I’m grateful to Jorge Ferraez and the great team at Latino Leaders Magazine not just for this recognition but for relentlessly highlighting Latinx leaders over the years. I want to make it clear though, I don’t lead my community, my community leads me. So, I accept this Leadership Award on behalf of our community which has guided, inspired, and led me especially during these historical times.”
In addition to Tijerino, Maestro Award for Community Service: Monica Martinez, SVP National Community Relations and Diversity Programs at Comerica Bank; for Professional Achievement: Stephanie Zapata-Moore, EVP & General Counsel Vistra Energy; for Entrepreneurship: Robert “Bob” Estrada, Co-Founder of Estrada-Hinojosa Company; Ultimate Drive Award in Partnership with BMW North America will go to Marty Martinez, Founder & CEO of the Social Revolt Agency.
“This is a 14th year tradition for Latino Leaders Magazine and represents a year-long, process of taking nominations and researching candidates for our selection committee,” said Jorge Ferraez, president and publisher of Latino Leaders Magazine. “It is a great privilege to recognize and honor great stories that are live examples of leadership through our honorees like Antonio Tijerino, especially during these times.”
Tijerino has led HHF for going on 20 years taking over the organization when it was the Hispanic Heritage Awards. Since then, he expanded the mission to presenting America with the great value Latinx provide through education, workforce, social impact, and culture. HHF’s innovative continuum of programs are focused on tech, science, healthcare, engineering, entrepreneurship, finance, media, entertainment, social justice, education, public service, marketing, among others. HHF has been recognized by The White House, US Congress, Fortune 500 Companies, other nonprofits and the Government of Mexico.
Tijerino serves on various national and local boards and committees, and his blogs and media presence have made him a national voice on issues including diversity, immigration, social justice, creativity and youth empowerment.
Tijerino, a proud immigrant from Nicaragua, has advocated on behalf of migrant families on both sides of the border, farmworkers and other essential workers, mental health issues for immigrant, undocumented youth in the US, among others.
He is a Salinas Scholar at Aspen Institute and earned a BS degree from the University of Maryland’s school of journalism and was honored with a Doctorate of Humane Letters from The Chicago School.
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About Hispanic Heritage Foundation
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