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2011 Brillante Awards for Excellence Recipients


The National Society of Hispanic MBAs commends the 2011 Brillante Award for Excellence Recipients for their dedication and excellent example. The work and contributions of these outstanding leaders reflect the Society's mission "to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society."


BRILLANTE AWARD FOR FOUNDER'S CIRCLE

Sol Trujillo

Corporate Executive Award Recipient





Solomon D. (Sol) Trujillo is an international business executive with three decades’ experience as CEO of large market cap global companies in the US, the EU, and Asia-PAC. A digital pioneer operating in the telecommunications, technology, and media space, Sol has been a long-time champion of high-speed broadband and a pioneer and innovator of smart phone and the mobile Internet to stimulate productivity and innovation across all sectors of the economy. Sol currently sits on corporate boards in the US, EU, and China and has managed operations in more than 25 countries – including developed and emerging markets from the EU and North America to China, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

BRILLANTE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, CORPORATE EXCELLENCE

Sara Lee Corporation

Corporate Award Recipient

Each and every day, Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) delights millions of consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the world’s best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food and beverage brands, including Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee and Senseo. Collectively, our brands generate nearly $9 billion in annual net sales from continuing operations. Sara Lee has approximately 20,000 employees in its continuing operations worldwide. Please visit www.saralee.com for the latest news and in-depth information about Sara Lee and its brands.




 


 

BRILLANTE AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Jones Graduate School of Business

Educational Excellence Award Recipient

The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University is one of the world’s leading business schools. Named in honor of the late Jesse H. Jones, a prominent Houston business and civic leader, the Jones School’s degreed programs include the Rice MBA, MBA for Executives and MBA for Professionals, as well as joint MBAs in medicine, engineering and professional science.

A Ph.D. in Business attracts candidates aspiring to become faculty at business schools in research universities internationally. The Jones School also provides an undergraduate business minor and full schedule of non-credit executive education and customized courses for business and industry.

 



 


BRILLANTE AWARD FOR MEMBER EXCELLENCE

Manny Martinez


 

 


Manny served as National Chair for NSHMBA in 2003 and 2004 and prior to that he was the organization’s National Treasurer & CFO from 1999‐2001. He was a leader in the NY chapter as president in 1997‐1998, EVP in 1996, and VP of Education in 1995. During his college and MBA programs, he was quite active, including taking on the role of President of the Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students at the Stern School of Business at NYU and also was President of Alianza Latinoamerica at Columbia University. He was active with both The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and Inroads, as well as a frequent speaker with youth groups for both general mentoring as well as staying in school, pursuing a business degree, etc. Manny was also the co‐founder of the CitiGroup Hispanic Network. Additionally, Manny was one of the executives who stepped forward to join the Executive Editorial Board for the Business Journal of Hispanic Research, where he provided his expertise and insight.

 

BRILLANTE AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EXCELLENCE

David Lizarraga


Dr. David C. Lizárraga is President and CEO of TELACU/Millennium. Under his leadership for more than 35 years, TELACU grew from a fledgling organization to become the largest Community Development Corporation (CDC) in the nation TELACU focuses its more than $600 million in assets on improving the lives of individuals and families in the communities it serves. Lizárraga is also the
Founder and Chairman of the TELACU Education Foundation which annually supports 500 full-time college students and serves an additional 1,500 middle and high school students, nursing school students and veterans. For five years, Lizárraga served as the Chairman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, representing the interests of our nation’s more than three-million

Hispanic-owned businesses.



2010 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:

State Farm

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Raymond Arroyo

Member Service Excellence:
America Baez

Educational Excellence:
The University of Notre Dame

Entrepreneur Excellence
Murray A. Mann



2009 RECIPIENTS



Corporate Excellence:

YUM BRANDS

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Isaias Zamarripa

Member Service Excellence:
Richard Velazquez

Educational Excellence:
The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business

Entrepreneur Excellence (Tie):
Leonor McCall - Rodriguez

Entrepreneur Excellence (Tie):
Julian Posada

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
Houston Hispanic Forum



2008 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
American Express

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Rudy Becerra – Vice President, Latin Affairs | The Coca Cola Company

Member Service Excellence:
Loida Rosario

Educational Excellence:
Florida International University

Entrepreneur Excellence:
Tillie Hidalgo Lima – President/CEO | Best Upon Request Corporate, Inc.

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
National Hispanic Business Association (NHBA)



2007 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
The Procter & Gamble Company

Corporate Executive Excellence:
David B. Garcia, Ph.D., CEO | CEDRA Corporation

Member Service Excellence:
Jesus M. Maldonado Reyes

Educational Excellence:
The University of Texas-Pan American

Entrepreneur Excellence:
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch President and Founder | Educational Achievement Services, Inc.

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation



2006 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
General Mills

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Francisco "Cisco" Codina, Group Vice President | Ford Motor Company

Member Service Excellence:
Julian Teixeira, Washington DC Chapter

Educational Excellence:
University of Texas at San Antonio

Entrepreneur Excellence:
David H. Segura, Founder, President, and CEO | VisionIT

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
Hispanic College Fund



2005 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
Pitney Bowes

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Jaime A. Vasquez, Vice President Marketing, Doritos - FritoLay Corporation

Membership Service Excellence:
Francisco Avalos, Orange County Chapter

Educational Excellence:
Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

Entrepreneur Excellence:
Eduardo Figueroa, Founder, Hispanic Business Consultants

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
The Ford Motor Company Fund




2004 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
United Technologies Corporation

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Miriam Vializ-Briggs,Vice President Marketing Grid Computing - IBM Corporation

Membership Service Excellence:
Stephanie Bazan - DFW Chapter

Educational Excellence:
Bentley McCallum Graduate School of Business

Entrepreneur Excellence:
Marilou Martinez Stevens, President MMS & Associates P.C.

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)




2003 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
DELL

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Julian Sanchez, Americas Staffing - Dell

Membership Service Excellence:
Roberto Quiñones, Washington D.C. Chapter

Educational Excellence:
University of Michigan

Entrepreneur Excellence:
Ana Maria Fernandez Haar, Founder & Chairman/CEO, IAC Group, Inc.

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
HACE




2002 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
Intel Corporation

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Angelo Figueroa - Managing Editor, People En Español - AOL Time Warner

Membership Service Excellence:
Raquel Santiago-Martinez - New York & Hartford Chapters

Educational Excellence:
McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

Entrepreneur Excellence:
Salvador Gomez - Founder, President & CEO Source One Management

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc. (SHPE)



2001 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
Ford Motor Company

Corporate Executive Excellence:
James J. Padilla, Group Vice President, Manufacturing & Quality - Ford Motor Company

Membership Service Excellence:
Jose Osegueda

Educational Excellence:
University of Colorado at Denver - Graduate School of Business Administration

Entrepreneur Excellence:
Alex Lopez Negrete, President/CEO Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc.

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)



2000 RECIPIENTS

Corporate Excellence:
International Business Machines Corporation - IBM

Corporate Executive Excellence:
Nellie Gonzalez North American Diversity Director - Andersen Consulting

Membership Service Excellence:
Luis A. Colon - Denver Chapter

Educational Excellence:
Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Management

Entrepreneur Excellence:
Emilio Estefan, Jr., Founder & Chairman - Estefan Enterprises

Not-For-Profit Excellence:
Hispanic Austin Leadership Program - Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


1999 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
Citigroup

Educational Institution:
Graduate School of Management - University of Dallas

Not-For-Profit:
The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Individual:
Linda Alvarado

Member:
Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión


1998 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
US West Communications

Educational Institution:
The Anderson School at UCLA

Not-For-Profit:
Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Individual:
Christy Haubegger

Member:
Maggie Peña


1997 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
ARCO

Not-For-Profit:
National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Individual:
George Bahamonde

Member:
María Alvarez


1996 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
Hewlett-Packard

Individual:
William James, National Director, Destination MBA

Not-For-Profit:
The Ph.D. Project

Member:
Nassry Zamora


1995 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
AT&T

Not-For-Profit:
ASPIRA

Individual:
Margarita Pérez

Member:
Luís Nieto and Henry Villareal


1994 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
The Prudential and Quaker Oats Company

Not-For-Profit:
Junior Achievement, Inc.

Individual:
Dr. Jerry I. Porras, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Member:
Victor Arias, Founder and Past President


1993 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
Mars, Incorporated

Not-For-Profit:
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Individual:
Miriam Santos, Treasurer, City of Chicago

Member:
Henry O. Hernández, Jr., Founder and Past President


1992 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
Kraft - General Foods

Not-For-Profit :
The Kellogg Foundation

Individual:
Jaime Oaxaca, President, Oaxaca Communications



1992 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
American Express and Burger King Corporation

Not-For-Profit:
Inroads

Individual:
Honorable Henry G. Cisneros, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


1991 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
Amoco Corporation

Not-For-Profit:
Graduate Management Admission Council

Individual:
Jesse Aguirre, Anheuser-Busch Companies



1990 RECIPIENTS

Corporation:
Amoco Corporation

Not-For-Profit:
Graduate Management Admission Council

Individual:
Jesse Aguirre, Anheuser-Busch Companies



1988 RECIPIENTS


Corporation:
PepsiCo

Not-For-Profit:
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Individual:
Honorable Richard Riordan, Mayor City of Los Angeles



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