The People Behind The Gala

The Hispanic Business Awards Gala is made possible by a network of distinguished community leaders.

Keynote Speaker

Frank LaRose

Ohio Secretary of State

Frank LaRose became Ohio's 51st Secretary of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office years of hard-earned leadership skills and public service developed as a U.S. Army Reservist, State Senator, U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret, and Eagle Scout.

Learn More

Meet the 2023 Selection Team

Angel Colon

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Designer Brands

Annette M. Vasquez

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Columbus Hispanic Chamber

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta

Small Business Coordinator
City of Columbus

Jason P Riveiro

Executive Director
NAHREP - National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Lilleana Cavanaugh

Executive Director
Ohio Latino Affairs Commission

Magaly Linares

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Columbus Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Nick Castro

Assistant Dean
University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Randy R. Cedeño

Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Hispanic Business Center (HBC)
The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development (NEOHCED)

Edwin Quinones

ECDI Central Ohio

Francisco Okhuysen

Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber

Marco Grgurevic-Pujana

Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber & MBAC

Maria Gonzalez

Southeast Ohio (ex SBDC)

Mark Urrutia

Southeast Ohio (ex SBDC)

Robert Salinas

Dayton Hispanic Chamber
GALA TIckets

Purchase tickets to the Hispanic Business Awards Gala today.

Buy Tickets
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.