May 03

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Announce the 2011 Government Beacon Awards Recipients

 The Beacon Awards Recognizes Government Officials and Individuals Who Go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.

 New York, NY – Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) today announced the winners of its 4th Annual Tech-Latino 2030 Legislative Forum and “Government Beacon Awards, which recognizes Government officials and community leaders who go above and beyond for the Latino community. This year’s recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Washington Hilton on Thursday May 12th 2011 at 6:30 pm.  

The 4th Annual LISTA Tech-Latino 2030 Legislative Forum and “Government Beacon” Awards is chaired by Thomas Oliver and will feature opening remarks by Tony Jimenez, Chair of LISTA and President of MicroTech. The event is sponsored by Cigna, AT&T, Amelia Consulting Group, Comcast, Verizon, Coca Cola, Booz Allen Hamilton, NCTA, CapitalPRWire, HITN-TV, Engage, Business Latino, BPDA, MITS America Global News, MicroTech, NHMA, NHIT, VHCC, Washington Latino, Thompson Coburn LLP  and USHCC.

 “Thanks to our sponsors vision LISTA will continue to develop the next generation of technology workforce”, said Tony Jimenez, Chair, LISTA National Board of Directors. “It is through the commitment and vision of corporations like these, that we are able to continue our mission to educate, motivate and empower the Latino community with technology and showcase the best the Latino community has to offer.

 The LISTA Government Beacon Awards acknowledges government and community leaders from across the country who have given time and resources to make the Latino community shine on the Public Stage and who are the unsung heroes of our community. Winners were selected by LISTA’s Board of Directors in an online vote. Selection of these awardees was based on individual contributions made to the Latino community in 2010. 


  • Government Beacon Award for Life Time Achievement-Congressman John Lewis. 
  • Government Beacon Award – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
  • LISTA Visionary Award – Manny Ruiz, CEO Hispanicize  

Our awardees represents the very best America has to offer from all walks of life.  They are the manifestation of dedication, integrity and intellect” said Jose A Marquez-Leon, National President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association. “It is precisely with the achievements of these winners in mind, that our commitment to the Latino community remains as strong as ever.”

 The Event will be the closing reception held during,

 LISTA 4th Annual Tech Latino 2030 Legislative Forum

Where: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009

When: Thursday May 12th 2011  

Time:  6:30pm -8:30pm

To register visit www.techlatino2030.org 

 About Latino in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)

 LISTA (www.a-lista.org) promotes the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. We are an organization that is committed to bringing various elements of Technology under one central hub to facilitate our partners, members and the community with the leverage and education they need to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society. LISTA Mission is to educate, motivate and encourage the use of technology in the Latino community and empowering them to bridge the digital divide.

 LISTA Developing America’s 21st Century Information Sciences and Technology Workforce.

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