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Steve Clemons

Steve Clemons is Washington Editor-At-Large for The Atlantic and National Journal; and Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE, National Journal LIVE , and QuartzLIVE.

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is a Golden Globe-nominated actress whose career includes roles in films such as “Fantastic Four” and “Little Fockers.”

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The Honorable Greg Abbott

Elected to serve as the 48th Governor of State of Texas, Greg Abbott has a strong record of conservative leadership as Texas’ longest-serving Attorney General.

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Ben Alvarado

Ben Alvarado oversees approximately 3,800 financial professionals at 234 banking stores and manages more than $34.1 billion in deposits and $11.3 billion in loans.

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Henry Fleches – Businessman of the Year

Henry Fleches is President and CEO of United Data Technologies Inc. (UDT), a leader in Cloud and Managed Technology Solutions. He co-founded UDT in 1995; This year UDT is on track to reach $225 million in revenues.

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Gary Gonzalez – HBE Elite Honoree

In 1976, Gary joined the Gonzalez Design Group, of which he is currently the President and CEO. Under his leadership, the company grew from 65 to over 800 employees with revenues exceeding $90 million.

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Renu Khator – Excellence in Leadership Award

Renu Khator oversees an organization that serves more than 66,000 students, has a budget that exceeds $1.3 billion, and has a $3.5 billion-plus economic impact on the Greater Houston area each year.

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The Honorable Bob Buckhorn

Bob Buckhorn was sworn in as the 58th mayor of the City of Tampa, the nation’s 53th largest city, on April 1, 2011.

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Beatriz Manetta – Businesswoman of the Year

Betty Manetta helms both Argent Associates, Inc. and Asociar LLC as President & CEO which have built an impeccable reputation of work ethic and exceeding customer expectations.

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Flavio Marquez – HBE Elite Honoree

Flavio Marquez is the President and CEO of AMG Forwarding Corporation and Valley International Supply.

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Jon G. Mu?oz – LGBT Business Advocate of the Year

Jon Mu?oz leads Hilton Worldwide?s diversity management practice focused on culture, talent and marketplace initiatives.

Latino Leaders

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Impacto

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Familias Latinas

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Latina Style

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Cargill

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Affinity Inc.

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Nation Waste

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Welocalize

American Petroleum Institute

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Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush is the 43rd governor of the State of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. He was the third Republican elected to the state’s highest office and the first Republican in the state’s history to be reelected.

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The Honorable Julian Castro

Julian Castro was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on July 28, 2014.

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Marcelo Claure

Marcelo Claure was named Sprint President and CEO in August 2014 and has served on the Sprint board of directors since January 2014.

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Fernando Reyes – HBE Elite Honoree

Reyes is President of Reyes Automotive Group II and Reyes AmTex Automotive, which are both Tier One suppliers for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc., in San Antonio, Texas.

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Petro Amigos

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Houston Dynamo

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Diageo

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Enterprise

MasTec

Hilton Worldwide

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Houston Astros

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University of Houston

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T-Mobile

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The Honorable John Cornyn

In 2014, Texans overwhelmingly re-elected Senator John Cornyn to represent them for a third term in the U.S. Senate.

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Ambassador Alejandro Estivill

Ambassador Alejandro Estivill was appointed Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Mexico to the United States and has assumed the role of Acting Ambassador of Mexico to the United States.

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Henry Fleches

Henry Fleches is President and CEO of United Data Technologies Inc. (UDT), a leader in Cloud and Managed Technology Solutions. He co-founded UDT in 1995; This year UDT is on track to reach $225 million in revenues.

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Mass Mutual

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Regions

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Telemundo Houston

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The Home Depot

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Kathleen Martinez

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George Carrancho

George Carrancho joined the Tzell Travel Group last year recruited as Director of Business Development upon his retirement after 20 years with American Airlines.

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Chris Crespo

Chris Crespo focuses on connecting EY professionals to each other and the market place through EY’s professional networks and sponsored conferences.

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Fernand Fernandez

Fernand Fernandez leads the team responsible for advertising, brand, product development, promotions, sponsorship and marketing initiatives for all of American Airlines’ products and services.

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Brian K. Hall

Brian K. Hall has delivered business impact across many of Shell?s business units including Retail Marketing, Shell Chemicals and Shell Pipeline.

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Salvador Mendoza

Salvador Mendoza is responsible for the development of short and long-term strategies for NBCUniversal in the areas of Workforce Development with a focus on enhancing the company?s diverse and inclusive culture.

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Jim McMichael

Jim McMichael is currently the Specialty Markets Manager with the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority handling the LGBT markets and cultural tourism programming.

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Jon G. Mu?oz

Jon Mu?oz leads Hilton Worldwide?s diversity management practice focused on culture, talent and marketplace initiatives.

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Eduardo San Roman – HBE Elite Honoree

Eduardo San Roman has been in the REO industry for over 35 years. In 2007 he created 24 Asset Management, a full-spectrum early stage delinquency, borrower outreach, loss mitigation, late stage recovery, and REO asset management company.

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The Honorable Annise D. Parker

Mayor Annise Parker is a second generation native Houstonian. She attended Rice University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

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Felipe Bayon

Felipe Bayon has over 24 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry in business leadership and technical managerial roles within Exploration and Production (E&P), the last 20 of them with BP.

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Tony Canales

Tony Canales is the President and General Manager of Telemundo 47 Houston / KTMD, the NBCUniversal-owned television station serving the Hispanic community in the Houston market.

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Michael Cordua

Michael Cord?a is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Cord?a Restaurants.

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Irma Diaz-Gonzalez

As President and CEO for Employment and Training Centers Inc., Irma Gonzalez helps companies meet their human resource needs through recruitment, staffing, and employee retention strategies.

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Corey Goulet

As President, Keystone Projects, Corey Goulet has overall accountability for the development and implementation of all phases of the Keystone Pipeline.

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Brian K. Hall

Brian K. Hall has delivered business impact across many of Shell?s business units including Retail Marketing, Shell Chemicals and Shell Pipeline.

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Rick Jaramillo

Rick Jaramillo is responsible for strategic market planning to make financial lives better for customers, clients, and communities.

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Douglas Sanborn

Doug Sanborn is responsible for leading all aspects of MillerCoors’ corporate relations programs as well as coordinating all aspects of leveraging company brands in the LGBT market

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Renu Khator

Renu Khator oversees an organization that serves more than 66,000 students, has a budget that exceeds $1.3 billion, and has a $3.5 billion-plus economic impact on the Greater Houston area each year.

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Angelica Garcia-Dunn

Angelica Garcia-Dunn, President & CEO of AIM Global Logistics, has worked in the Freight Forwarding & Logistics field for over 10 years.

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Jeff Tovar – HBE Elite Honoree

For over 25 years, Jeff Tovar has built Tovar Snow Professionals from a handful of lawnmowers to the largest minority-owned snow-only company in the United States.

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Luisa Gavino-Martinez

Luisa Gavino-Martinez is a Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo Bank. She leads a team of Business Relationship Managers who support complex business banking relationships.

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Alex Lopez Negrete

Alex Lopez Negrete Co-founded Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc. in 1985 which is now the country’s largest independently owned Hispanic advertising and communications firm.

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Nina Vaca – HBE Elite Honoree

Nina Vaca is the CEO & founder of Pinnacle Group, one of North America?s premier providers of information technology services and workforce solutions.

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J. Reymundo Oca?as

J. Reymundo Oca?as is the director of Corporate Responsibility and Reputation and Community Reinvestment Act Officer for BBVA Compass.

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Tom Greco

Tom Greco is CEO of Frito-Lay North America, where he leads PepsiCo’s $14 billion snack and convenient foods business.

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Marc Rodriguez

Marc A. Rodriguez has gone from being a busboy to an Ivy League graduate to a municipal employee to a successful entrepreneur.

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Graciela Saenz

Graciela Saenz has been in the practice of law for over 30 years and is in current practice with her own firm of Saenz & Burkhardt, LLC.

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David M. Titus

David M. Titus is the President and CEO of Community Pathology Associates, which is a network of pathologists serving hospitals and other healthcare facilities across East and Southeast Texas.

MBE

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Portada

Negocios Now

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Greg Guidry

Greg Guidry has been with Shell since 1982, holding senior management roles across Shell’s Deepwater, Onshore, and Midstream businesses.

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Aetna

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Xavier A. Gutierrez

Xavier A. Gutierrez serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of Meruelo Investment Partners, and as Chief Investment Officer of Meruelo Group.

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Deborah C. Hance

Deborah Hance leads a team of market leaders in developing financial solutions for both Retail and Small Business clients through consultative relationship management.

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Houston First

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Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson is responsible for implementing supply chain strategies, delivering excellence in execution and managing Fluor’s 15 billion dollar annual spend in more than 65 countries.

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Walton Family Foundation

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Renu Khator

Renu Khator oversees an organization that serves more than 66,000 students, has a budget that exceeds $1.3 billion, and has a $3.5 billion-plus economic impact on the Greater Houston area each year.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas

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Grand Isle Shipyard

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Hunton & Williams

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Cathy Landry

Cathy Landry has been involved in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program since its inception in Houston in 2011.

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AIM

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Welspun Tubular

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Cisco

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Liberty Power

Uber

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Microsoft

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Houston Automobile Dealers Association

UDT

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Esteban Lopez

Dr. Esteban Lopez serves as regional president at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) where he oversees engagement in major metropolitan areas.

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Beatriz “Betty” Manetta

Betty Manetta helms both Argent Associates, Inc. and Asociar LLC as President & CEO which have built an impeccable reputation of work ethic and exceeding customer expectations.

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Cesar Vasquez – HBE Elite Honoree

Petro Amigos Supply, Inc. was founded by Cesar Vasquez in 1988 to service and supply the OCTG needs of major and independent oil and gas companies.

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John Minge

John Minge is the Chairman and President of BP America Inc., where he is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to BP’s U.S. businesses.

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Carla Molina

Carla Molina leads communications for the Retail Banking business, including all of the bank’s financial centers, call centers, retail products and digital banking.

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Alex Lopez Negrete

Alex Lopez Negrete Co-founded Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc. in 1985 which is now the country’s largest independently owned Hispanic advertising and communications firm.

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GE

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Nationwide