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Apr 14

LISTA’s JOSE A. MARQUEZ-LEON, “TOP 200″ MOST INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS IN TECHNOLOGY”

The editors of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine (HE&IT) have selected Jose A. Marquez-Leon of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association as one of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.” This select list, which previously recognized some of the top 1 00 Hispanics in technology, was expanded to reflect the increasing role that technology
plays in our everyday lives.

With the astonishing national high school drop-out rate of our Hispanic youth and our current administration’s emphasis on innovating ourselves out of the recession, we must recognize the necessity of promoting positive Hispanic role models in these critical fields of study.

Several profiles of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology” will be featured in the spring edition of HE&IT magazine, which is scheduled for release in April 2011. Companies that are represented in the “Top 200″ will also be invited to participate in the Hispanic 200 Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida on June 10, 2011. This summit, which is part of Career Communication Group’s Alumni Retreat weekend, will feature a dinner and reception recognizing the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology,” along with several seminars and other networking opportunities.

The “Top 200″ features individuals in a variety of sectors: Automotive, Finance and
Defense to Energy, Retail and Pharmaceuticals, and all industries in between. Companies
represented in the “Top 200″ include General Motors, LISTA, Boeing, Google, Verizon,
Facebook, and many others.

“I am proud, humbled and honored to be included in this year’s HE&IT “TOP 200 MostInfluential Hispanics in Technology,” said Jose Marquez-Leon, “this is a special award because when I speak to young people I always try to tell them, that it’s not where you start, but where you end up and I am blessed to be recognized and end up with such a illustrious group of leaders.”

Extensive research was done on thousands of employees from various corporations and government agencies. HE&IT editors then evaluated and selected the “Top 200″ based on excellence in their work, strong commitment to their communities, and leadership as role models.

HE&IT magazine is distributed to thousands of engineering students at Hispanic-serving
institutions, and to Hispanic professionals, high-level government and industry policy
makers and executives across the country.

Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine is published by Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG), the leader in celebrating diversity and promoting equal opportunity for minorities and women in the fields’ of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). CCG provides leadership in talent management and career development, enabling employers to recruit, retain, and recognize highly qualified minorities. CCG is also the founder of a national public awareness campaign,

For more information about the spring publication of Hispanic Engineer & Information
T
echnology magazine (HE&IT) or the Hispanic 200 Leadership Summit, please contact
Alex Venetta at 410.244.7101 ext.l13, or by email at avenettauv.ccgmag.com.

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