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Florida State Hispanic Chamber names state’s top 50 Hispanic business leaders of 2019

The group says it received hundreds of nominations prior to cutting its list down to 50.

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) announced Wednesday its top 50 Hispanic business leaders in the state for 2019.

Among those highlighted on the list are Diana Arteaga, Vice President of Government Relations and Community Affairs for Broward Health; Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group & Telemundo; and Jorge Gonzalez, Vice President of National Public Affairs for AT&T.

Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of FSHCC, offered praise for those who made the list in a statement Wednesday.

“We are incredibly happy to award recognitions to the leaders in our Hispanic business community and, as a result, the economy continues to grow in the sunshine state,” Fuentes said.

“In an ever more competitive business environment, these 50 Hispanic honorees are extremely deserving of this recognition as each of their unique stories and careers were destined to be celebrated and rewarded.”

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As the year comes to a close, the FSHCC will be providing individual features for those who made the 50-person list. The group says it received hundreds of nominations prior to cutting its list down to 50.

“Florida is home to over 600,000 Hispanic owned businesses and our Hispanic population has over $213 Billion in buying power,”the FSHCC site reads.

“The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent the interests of Hispanic businesses, and we’re proud to recognize the Hispanic Business leaders who drive our state’s economy.”

A full list of the recipients is below, as well as on the FSHCC website:

Tony Argiz, MBAF Certified Public Accountants

Diana Arteaga, Broward Health

Josie Bacallao, Hispanic Unity

Felipe Basulto, TD Bank

Natalie Boden, BODEN

Gaston Cantens, Florida Crystals

Esmirna Caraballo, Esmirna’s Notary Accounting and Tax Services LLC

Ana Carbonell, The Factor

Carlos Carbonell, Echo Interaction Group

Giselle Carson, Marks Gray P.A. Law Firm

Carmen Castillo, SDI International Corp

Adriana Cisneros, Cisneros Group

Cesar Conde, NBCUniversal International Group & Telemundo

Carlos Cruz, Converge Government Affairs

Manny Diaz, Lydecker Diaz

Eddy Dominguez, Resource Employment Solutions

Manny Farach, McGlinchey Stafford

Eduardo Fernandez, Eduardo Fernandez, Esq., MBA

Rudy Fernandez, UM

JC Flores, AT&T

Lisa Garcia, Sachs Media Group

Jorge Gonzalez, City National Bank

Julio Gonzalez, Engineered Tax Services

Adriana Gonzalez, Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A.

Wilfredo Gonzalez, U. S. Small Business Administration

Marucci Guzman, Latino Leadership

David Hernandez, Liberty Power

Marlow Hernandez Cano, Cano Health

Ivan Herrera, Univista Insurance

Cynthia Hudson, CNN Espanol

Tony Lima, SL7 Consulting

Liliam M. Lopez, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Martha Macias, You got my Hands

Pete Maldonado, CHOMPS

Jose Mas, MasTec

Ricardo Morales, III, Morales Construction

Lazaro Mur, The Mur Law Firm

Al Ortero, Global Trade Chamber

Rosie Paulsen, Rosie Paulsen Enterprises

Helena Poleo, Influence Communications

Bruno Portigliatti, Florida Christian University & Excellence Senior Living

Beto Quintero, Quintero Partners

Ana Rivera, Polk Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce

Albert Rodriguez, Spanish Broadcasting Services

Jay Rosario, Celebrity Nissan/ Wesley Chapel Nissan

Dr. Carlos Sanchez, PCSI

Nora Sandingo, Nora Sandigo Children Foundation

Bob Unanue, Goya Foods

Alex Valencia, We Do Web Content

Clark Vargas, C Vargas and Associates

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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