HPGM Honors 2016 Award Winners

Milwaukee, WI – The Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) announced their 2016 leadership award winners. This year’s recipients will be honored at the HPGM Annual Meeting at the Pfister Hotel.

Tony Mallinger, HPGM Board Chair says, “Everyone at HPGM is excited, proud and honored to recognize this year’s winners. These awards showcase some of the best and brightest professionals in Milwaukee, who have made a tremendous impact on their communities and help shape our region into a great place to live, work and play.”

The following individuals will be recognized:

Vanessa Vasquez of Alverno College is the winner of the Future Leader Award, honoring an emerging, excelling young professional.

José Olivieri of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP will be honored with the Executive Leadership Award as a senior executive exemplifying inspiration, leadership and top performance.

Tammy Rivera of the Southside Organizing Committee will receive the Community Leader Award, recognizing an inspirational leader whose work with a nonprofit organization isstrengthening the Hispanic community.

Tony Pérez of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee will be recognized with the Public Sector Award, for his efforts to create a Hispanic community with greater voice and access, while inspiring others to serve.

Patty Cadorin of BMO Harris Bank will receive the first-ever HPGM Ally Award for her commitment to the promotion of diverse talent in her organization, industry, and community.

Martha Hernandez-Gomez, an undergraduate student at Carroll University, was chosen as the winner of the Student Leader Award, in recognition of excellence in both education andvolunteerism.

Ricardo Diaz of the United Community Center is the 2016 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contributions to the upward mobility of Hispanics throughout his career and his role as a model for others to follow.

Johnson Controls, Inc. is the winner of the 2016 Corporation of the Year Award. “Johnson Controls has been an incredible corporate supporter of HPGM for many years and it is our honor to recognize them and the Johnson Controls team for their commitment to talent, diversity, workforce development and the betterment of our overall communities,” said Griselda Aldrete, President & CEO of HPGM.

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