Negocios Now announced its first list of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Chicago. From business owners to nonprofits and public service to health care, different sectors are represented by these leaders who have worked their way to the top.

To see the complete list of the “50 Most Influential Latinos click HERE.

“We are thrilled to have on the pages of  Negocios Now such a wonderful group of leaders. We now have an awareness of the many talents and of the influence of Latinos in the City, but we have taken yet another step to continue recognizing the Latino community in Chicago and Metropolitan Area” said Negocios Now’s Publisher, Clemente Nicado.

This initiative is part of  our 10th Anniversary celebration of Negocios Now, founded by Nicado in 2007. Today Negocios Now is the most awarded Latino business publication in the past 10 years.

Not only will the 50 most influential Latinoos be included, Negocios Now’s Special Edition will also publish our well known “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago” list that recognizes leadership in Business, Corporate, Culture and Education, Government, Healthcare, Elected Official, Media and Nonprofit. This year the publication adds two new categories: Lawyer and Marketing.
In total, more than 170 members of our community have been recognized in this edition.

“This  is a challenge that counts on support from many in this community and our sponsors,” said Nicado.
BMO Harris Bank is the Diamond Sponsor of the event, that also has the support of ComEd and Wintrust (Gold Sponsors), Remy Martin (Silver), Coca-Cola, People Gas (Bronze) and Mepis and Turimed, as small sponsors. Negocios Now will announce more sponsors soon.

 

This is the complete list:

SERGIO E. ACOSTA

Entity:  Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Website:  www.HinshawLaw.com

 

ARABEL ALVA ROSALES, Principal

Entity:  Latino Fashion Week

Website:  www.LatinoFashionWk.com

 

JUAN ANDRADE Jr., CEO

Entity: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

Website:  www.USHLI.org

 

DR.JOSÉ BILLER, Neurologist, Chair of the Department of Neurology

Entity:  Loyola University Medical Center

Website:  www.LoyolaMedicine.org

 

MARTIN CABRERA JR., CEO

Entity:  Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC &  Cabrera Capital Partners LLC

Website:  www.cabreracapital.com

 

OLGA CAMARGO, Managing Partner and Investment Fiduciary Advisor

Entity:  TOROSO Investments, LLC

Website:  www.TorosoInv.com

 

HENRY CÁRDENAS, President and CEO

Entity:Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc.

Website: http://cmnagency.com

 

GLORIA CASTILLO, President & CEO

Entity:  Chicago United

Website:  www.chicago-united.org

 

MARTIN CASTRO, President and CEO

Entity: Castro Synergies, LLC,

 

ADELA CEPEDA, Managing Director

Entity:  Public Financial Management, Inc.,

RAMÓN (“RAY”) CEPEDA Senior Vice President, Senior Managing Director

Entity: The Northern Trust Company.

Website: www.northerntrust.com

 

GERY CHICO, Partner

Entity:  Chico & Nunes, P.C.

Website:  www.ChicoNunes.com

 

CRAIG A. CHICO, President

Entity:  Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC)

Website:  www.bync.org

PEDRO DEJESÚS, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Entity:  Tampico Beverages

Website:  www.Tampico.com

 

JAIME di PAULO, CEO

Entity:  Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Website:  www.littlevillagechamber.org

 

OMAR DUQUE, President and CEO

Entity:  Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)

Website:  www.ihccbusiness.net

RICARDO ESTRADA, President and CEO

Entity:  Metropolitan Family Services

Website:  www.metrofamily.org

 

SOL FLORES, Executive Director

Entity: La Casa Norte

Website: www.lacasanorte.org

 

JESUS “CHUY” GARCIA, Cook County Commissioner, (7th)

Entity: Cook County Board of Commissioners

Website: www.jesuschuygarcia.com

 

MARICELA GARCIA, CEO

Entity: Gads Hill Center

Website: www.gadshillcenter.org

 

JUAN GAYTAN JR., President and Founder

Entity:  Monterrey Security

Website:  www.monterreysecurity.com

 

  1. ANA GIL GARCIA, Professor, Fulbright Scholar Liaison Network

Entity: Northeastern Illinois University

Website: www.neiu.edu/

REY B. GONZALEZ, President and CEO

Entity:  El Valor

www.elvalor.org

 

LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, U.S. Representative (4th)

Entity:  United States House of Representatives

Website:  www.gutierrez.house.gov

 

LUIS GUTIERREZ, CEO

Entity:  Latinos Progresando

Website:  www.LatinosPro.org

 

MARCO E. JACOME, MA, LPC, CSADC, CEAP, Chief Executive Officer

Entity:  Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.

Website:  www.Hascares.org

 

FIDEL MARQUEZ, JR., Senior Vice President, Legislative and External Affairs

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer

Entity:  ComEd

Website:  www.ComEd.com

 

IRIS Y. MARTINEZ, State Senator (20th)

Entity:  Illinois General Assembly

Website:  www.SenatorIrisYMartinez.com

 

SUSANA A. MENDOZA, Comptroller of Illinois

Entity:  State of Illinois

Website: https://illinoiscomptroller.gov

 

DAVID OLIVENCIA, Managing Director

Entity: Accenture

Website: www.accenture.com

 

GREGG ONTIVEROS, CEO

Entity:  Group O, Inc.

Website:  www.GroupO.com

 

JORGE PEREZ, Executive Director

Entity: Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)

Website: www.haciaworks.org

 

PHIL PONCE, Host of Chicago Tonight

Entity:  WTTW11

Website:  www.WTTW.org

 

MARIA DE J. PRADO

Entity:  Prado & Renteria, CPAs Prof. Corp.

Website:  www.pradorenteria.com

 

SYLVIA PUENTE, Executive Director

Entity:  Latino Policy Forum

Website:  www.latinopolicyforum.org

 

RAUL RAYMUNDO, CEO

Entity:  The Resurrection Project

Website:  www.resurrectionproject.org

 

ROBERT J. RENTERIA Jr., Author

Entity: From the Barrio to the Board Room

Website: www.fromthebarrio.com

 

JESSE G. REYES, Appellate Justice

Entity: Illinois Appellate Court First District, Fifth Division

Website: http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/AppellateCourt/

 

EDUARDO G. RODRIGUEZ, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

Entity:  InvescoMex Corporation, San Jose Imports Inc., San Jose Trading, DulceLandia Candy Stores and Lobo De Mar Restaurant and Banquets

Website: http://www.dulcelandia.com/

 

CELENA ROLDÁN, CEO

Entity:  American Red Cross Chicago & Northern Illinois

Website:  www.redcross.org

 

HIPOLITO “PAUL” ROLDAN, President & CEO

Entity:  Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

Website:  www.hhdc.org

 

JESSE H. RUIZ, partner

Entity: Drinker, Biddle

Webiste: www.drinkerbiddle.com

 

JOSÉ R. SÁNCHEZ, President and CEO

Entity: Norwegian American Hospital

Website: www.nahospital.org

 

MANUEL “MANNY” SANCHEZ, Founder and Managing Partner

Entity: Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP

Website: www.sanchezdh.com

 

EVELYN SANGUINETTI, Lt. Governor

Entity:  State of Illinois

Website:  www.Illinois.gov/ltg

 

JOSE A SANTIAGO, Fire Commissioner

Entity: Chicago Fire Department

Website: www.CityofChicago.org

 

JUAN SALGADO, Chancellor

Entity: Chicago City College

Website:  www.ccc.edu

 

CARLOS TORTOLERO, founder and president

Entity: National Museum of Mexican Art

Website: nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org

 

JOSE “PEPE” VARGAS, Founder & CEO

Entity: International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago

Website: www.LatinoCulturalCenter.org

 

NELI VAZQUEZ ROWLAND, Co-Founder, President

Entity:  A Safe Haven Foundation

Website:  www.ASafeHaven.com