The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) announced its annual Brillante Awards of Excellence, the top honor awarded by the organization Wednesday, highlighting achievements by corporate organizations, in education, by members, in community service and volunteerism.
The organization recognized:
- Brillante Award for Corporate Excellence: IBM
- Brillante Award for Member Excellence: Cosette Gutierrez
- Brillante Award for Community Service Excellence: Su Casa Hispanic Center
- Brillante Award for Educational Excellence: Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
- Brillante Award for Volunteer Excellence: Julio Rocha
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Gutierrez works in Community Relations at Target, managing charitable giving in several key markets across the U.S. with an emphasis on education and childhood literacy. Shewas Chairman of the NSHMBA Board of Directors from 2008–2009, and has been a volunteer leader in the organization since 1998. Gutierrez has been named in Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics, Hispanic Business 80 Elite Hispanic Women and Hispanic Business Top 100 Influential Latinas. She has also volunteered for United Way and the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Gutierrez has a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Indiana University.
Su Casa Hispanic Center serves the Latino and Hispanic immigrant community of Greater Cincinnati. Su Casa works with these families to help them access education, employment, health care and social services with the ultimate goal of assisting them in becoming fully integrated members of the greater Cincinnati community. The center was founded in 1997 as a ministry of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and was transferred to the leadership of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio in 2005.
Rocha, founder of Rocha Financial Group, LLC, in Orlando, Fla., uses his business development, sales and investment know-how through leadership positions at several community organizations, including the Hispanic Business Council, Rotary International’s Lake Nona Club and the YMCA’s Teen Achievers.
NSHMBA was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Serving serves 37 chapters and over 17,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, NSHMBA is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership, advocating the pursuit of higher education and providing its members with career management programs.
–Alanna Stage, @AlannaTweets