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2012 Brillante Winners

2012 Brillante Awards for Excellence Recipients

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs commends the 2012 Brillante Award for Excellence Recipients for their dedication and excellent example.


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Corporate Award Recipient

IBM, headquartered in Armonk, N.Y., is one of the world‘s largest information technology services (IT) companies. It is the diversity and breadth of IBM´s portfolio — spanning hardware, software, services, research, financing and technology — that uniquely separates IBM from other companies in the IT industry. IBM has approximately 433,000 employees worldwide and conducts business in 170 countries.



Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Educational Excellence Award Recipient

The full-time MBA Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business centers on student success, and educates a diverse and accomplished student population to be principled leaders with a global mindset who are ready to serve business and society. Their new integrative core curriculum prepares students for internships, jobs and entrepreneurial endeavors. Students learn the analytical and persuasive skills needed to succeed in business, understanding when to use them and how to evaluate decisions ethically. Through their signature Global Business Experience, students gain hands-on experience and a global mindset that will last a lifetime.


Cosette Gutierrez
Member Excellence Award Recipient

Cosette Gutierrez works in Community Relations at Target, managing charitable giving in several key markets across the U.S. with an emphasis on education and childhood literacy. Gutierrez was Chairman of the NSHMBA Board of Directors from 2008–2009, and has been a volunteer leader in the organization since 1998. Gutierrez has been named in Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics, Hispanic Business 80 Elite Hispanic Women and Hispanic Top 100 Influential Latinas. She has also volunteered for United Way and the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Gutierrez has a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.


Su Casa Hispanic Center
COMMUNITY SERVICE Excellence Award Recipient

Su Casa Hispanic Center serves the Latino and Hispanic immigrant community of Greater Cincinnati.Su Casa works with these families to help them access education, employment, health care and social services with the ultimate goal of assisting them in becoming fully integrated members of the greater Cincinnati community.

Su Casa was founded in 1997 as a ministry of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and was transferred to the leadership of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio in 2005.Catholic Charities is a faith-based agency serving people of all faiths and dedicated to carrying out the teachings of Catholic Social Doctrine, which is founded upon the principles of helping the vulnerable, supporting the poor and welcoming the stranger.


Julio Rocha
Volunteer Excellence Award Recipient

Julio Rocha’s passion for entrepreneurship and volunteerism is evidenced by 12 years of experience as a financial advisor and community leader.

Founder of Rocha Financial Group, LLC, in Orlando, Fla., Rocha uses his business development, sales and investment know-how through leadership positions at several community organizations, including the Hispanic Business Council, Rotary International’s Lake Nona Club and the YMCA’s Teen Achievers.

Named a 2012 NSHMBA Rising Star for boosting membership and community partnerships, Rocha is president emeritus of the Orlando chapter and serves as advisor to NSHMBA CEO Manny Gonzalez.

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