Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards Announced

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This landmark celebration of excellence in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership, will be held at on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 In New York City

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Latino Trendsetter are risk-takers, big-dreamers, doers and go-getters with vision and integrity

The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards is Presented by LatinTRENDS and will take place from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City. The event is sponsored in part by New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Inca Kola and CUNY. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media. The award presentation will feature a musical performances by Frankie Negron and emerging Urban Tropical musician, Doñé. Actress, author and activist, April Hernandez Castillo and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo's Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz will serve as host. For more information or to purchase tickets visit

Over 100 paramount figures impacting the fields of public service, enterprise, technology, entertainment, sports, health, and philanthropy been recognized with a prestigious Latino Trendsetter Award since it’s inauguration. Dozens of exemplary students, the Trendsetters of tomorrow, have also been honored with scholarships through this platform which was designed to mirror the LatinTRENDS Magazine mission of inspiring innovation and supporting a new generation of American leaders.

Past honorees and magazine participants include Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Pulitzer prize winning author, Junot Diaz; Athletes such as Giants player Victor Cruz and Major League Baseball hitter Robinson Cano; Television and film stars Roselyn Sanchez and Gina Rodriguez; Megawatt musician and philanthropist Juanes, the iconic Gilberto Santa Rosa and Latin Billboard Award winning songstress Leslie Grace; to entrepreneurs like Colorado Rockies Co-owner, Linda Alvarado, among a throng of others.

Juan Guillen, LatinTRENDS founder & CEO, states; “The 14th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards is an Inspirational Platform that is redefining what it means to be a star”. We believe a star is someone that works hard and intelligently on his or her passion. They are visionary risk-takers, big-dreamers, doers and go-getters with integrity. The Latino Trendsetter Awards Recipients are visible and reachable the true stars of the community. They inspire a new generation”.

Confirmed 2016 Trendsetters include:

  •     David Villa, MLS Star Soccer Player
  •     Ed Salas, President, Salcare Home Health Services
  •     Johnny Marines, Music executive & Manager of Romeo Santos
  •     Julio Portalatin, President & CEO, Mercer,
  •     Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing, HBO
  •     Rafael Alexander Ortiz, MD, Chief, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital & assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  •     Rudy Fuertes, President, National Supermarket Association
  •     Sandra Harris, Assistant VP for Gov't & Community Affairs, Columbia University
  •     Sergio Alvarez, Founder & COO, Ai Media Group
  •     Business Award (Retail/ Restaurant): Pollo Campero

The Event will be hosted at The Symphony Space Theater, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025. Red Carpet and media interviews are from 6:00PM to 7:00PM, program will run from 8PM to 10PM.

About us:
The Latino Trendsetter Awards is one of various event-marketing opportunities presented by LatinTRENDS, LatinTRENDS is the source that helps shape, guide and tell the stories of those influencing pop culture with a Latin twist. It is the leading platform for acculturated Latinos in New York, producing content that informs, entertains and inspires the forward thinking.

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