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Winners for the SFLHCC Hispanic Leadership Awards 2022 Announced

The Hispanic Leadership Awards honored some of the most dedicated and talented individuals who’ve been working for the community in various capacities

Attendees at the Hispanic Leadership Awards luncheon.
Nery Gonzalez, Diana Rodriguez, Pete Cabrera, Lian Longobucco

It’s been a few weeks since the amazing Hispanic Leadership Awards took place, but there is still tons of buzz and excitement regarding this year’s deserving winners. Some of the amazing people who were honored at this year’s event include prominent members of the business community and those who’ve worked to serve the community in various ways. Here are some of the honorees and their categories:

The Lifetime Achievement Award

Mrs. Toby Lerner Ansin, the founder of Miami City Ballet, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her efforts to revive arts and culture in the city. She was presented with this award by multiple prominent leaders in the community, including the Honorable Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami Dade County, Vince Lago, who is Mayor of the City of Coral Gables, and Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, Commissioner representing the City of Miami Beach.

Chairman of the SFLHCC, Roland Sanchez, lifetime award honoree Toby Lerner Ansin and Liliam M. Lopez.
Chairman Roland Sanchez-Medina, Toby Lerner Ansin, Liliam M. Lopez

Other honorees and recipients at the event

The Hispanic Leadership Awards are a celebration of excellence and public service, aiming to honor and celebrate the contributions of individuals who have played an active role in the betterment of those around them.

Among other recipients, there were many prominent members of the Hispanic business and public service communities, including the following individuals:

  • Alex Hernandez
  • Lian Longobucco
  • Susana Sierra, State Representative,
  • The Honorable Bryan Avila
  • Robert Chisholm
Rosi Rosell stands next to two people, including Lililam M. Lopez, at the event.
Bo Franz, Liliam M. Lopez, Rosi Rosell
  • Aurelio M. Fernandez
  • Albert Rodriguez
  • Dan Espino
  • Dr. Anthony Cruz
  • Liana Guilarte
  • Toby Lerner Ansin
  • Nestor Pereira
Guests and recipients at the Hispanic Leadership Awards ceremony pose on stage.
SFLHCC Board Of Directors With Hispanic Leadership Awards Honorees
  • Joyce Gomez
  • Jeffrey Berger
  • Angel Febres, Mayor of the City of Hialeah
  • the Honorable Esteban Bovo
  • Natalia Carvajal, Mayor of the City of Coral Gables
  • The Honorable Vince Lago
  • Tiffany C. Gonzalez
  •  Vic Garcia

More about the Hispanic Leadership Awards

The awards are an annual event hosted by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) which aims to bring together prominent business leaders and community members in recognition of their work.

This year’s awards were held at the stunning Biltmore Hotel and aimed to honor and celebrate many stakeholders and players in the field. The awards aren’t just an accolade for excellence in business and who makes the greatest profits; they’re a way to recognize the effort and contributions made by these talented individuals.

Various prominent members of the Hispanic business community pose at the function.
Dan Espino, The Honorable Esteban Bovo, Madeline Pumariega, The Honorable Bryan Avila, Roland Sanchez -Medina, Jr., Felipe Basulto

Many of the honorees aren’t just businessmen and women; they’re also people who’ve stepped up and given back to those who need it when the time arrived. They’ve been consistent with their contributions, philanthropic ventures, and mentorship roles and helped uplift others around them.

You can learn more about the world the SFLHCC does, including other events and efforts to recognize Hispanic businesses and business owners, through their website. Founded in 1994, they’ve been working consistently to celebrate the community. Learn more about what’s happening in Florida, especially in Miami, by subscribing to our news publication. We’re sharing the latest news, event coverage, and much more through our platform.

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