Negocios Now announces Latinos 40 Under 40 Special Awards
Negocios Now announced today the special awards for the Latino 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. Awards go to Ximena Cortez, 25, Youngest Latino Award; Commissioner María S. Bocanegra, Rising Star Award; and Dr. Emilio Carrillo, Leader of the Pack Award.
This announcement comes one day before the virtual celebration of Latinos 40 Under 40 on July 17 at 5:30 pm.
“We couldn't be more proud of having them for our special award recipients this year. Ximena, Maria, and Emilio are fantastic representatives of a generation of young Latinos who make a visible difference in this country with their talent and achievements as young professionals,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.
Dr. Emilio Carrillo is the founder of the FMR Center and FMR Chicago. He graduated in 2014 with a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree after achieving honors in aesthetic dentistry at New York University, a top dentistry school.
Ximena Cortez is currently working toward her master’s degree in cybersecurity at DePaul University and works as a junior quality-assurance engineer for Kenna Security. She and her family immigrated to the U.S. in 2005 and settled on the Southwest Side of Chicago.
Well-respected attorney Maria S. Bocanegra was appointed to the Illinois Commerce Commission by Gov. JB Pritzker on April 8, 2019, and confirmed by the Illinois Senate on May 31, 2019. As an ICC commissioner, she regulates public utilities, transportation and telecommunications entities.
Remy Martin Award
During the virtual celebration, Remy Martin will recognize two members of the community with the Remy Martin Centaur Award. These individuals are exceptional leaders and are dedicated to the community and the world at large.
Remy celebrates their success with this award and honors their endeavors by donating $1,000 to a charitable organization of their choice. The award recipients are Ivette Trevino, senior director of business development and strategy at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Mark Vargas, president of Licentiam.
Trevino is responsible for managing and building relationships with corporate partners and community leaders. And she provides opportunities for the community to build and foster relationships.
Vargas is a trusted adviser and close confidante to some of the highest-profile political and business leaders in America. He is widely respected as a tech entrepreneur in healthcare, as a political opinion writer and media strategist, and appears regularly in local and national media.