La Paz Announces Finalists For Latino Leadership Awards

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

La Paz announced the following finalists for the 2013 Latino Leadership Awards: Marco Diaz, Brainerd Church of Chris; tMario Duarte, Volkswagen; José Luis Loa Garcia, Carnicerias Loa #6, 7, 9; Ani Hernandez Johnson, Richmont Community Counseling Center; Fabiola Ortiz, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union; Nahomi Ortiz, Southern Star Immigration / Student - Chattanooga State Community College; Jorge Perez, Unum; Marco Pérez, Chalmers Center at Covenant College; Geovanny Ragsdale, Southern Adventist University; Ivette Rios, Tennessee Small Business Development Center / Chattanooga State Community College.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, September 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The luncheon will take place at Chattanooga DoubleTree by Hilton with opening remarks by Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.

To purchase tickets or to learn more about table sponsorships, email ccarter@lapazchattanooga.org. 


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