Michel Zajur

Michel Zajur saw the need to bring together the Hispanic community under a united voice during his time as a restaurant entrepreneur. In 2000, Zajur established the statewide Chamber that works to provide Hispanic businesses with powerful connections and networks to...

Teresa Wright

When Teresa Wright moved to Montgomery Village in the 1970s, her family was the fifth Latino family in the neighborhood. Wright asked her realtor for the names of the other four, and then she introduced herself and invited them out for coffee. Coffee became a regular...

Lorna Virgilí

Lorna Virgilí is the Spanish Language Spokesperson for County Executive Marc Elrich. She conducts ongoing Hispanic media campaigns to inform and empower Latinos in Montgomery County. In 2012 she launched the Award-Winning Radio Show “Montgomery al Día”, an innovative...

David Velázquez

David Velázquez is the President and CEO of PEPCO Holdings. Based in Washington D.C., Pepco Holdings employs more than 4,700 people, owns more than $16.1 billion in assets and generates approximately $4.8 billion in annual revenues. Velázquez serves on the boards of...

José Alberto Uclés

José Alberto Uclés is the Hispanic Spokesperson / Public Affairs at US Department of Transportation's - NHTSA; who provides life-saving traffic messages and outreach materials to Latino communities in the US. Uclés is also Commissioner at the D.C. Commission on Arts &...

Rocío Treminio

Rocío Treminio Lopez is a Salvadoran immigrant who arrived in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the 1990s. She attended high school and college in Maryland and Washington, and in 2013 ran for a Town Council seat in Brentwood, Maryland, located northeast of...

Tatiana Torres

Tatiana Torres is a well-rounded business professional with nearly 14 years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Since 2017, she has served as Director of Community Affairs for the National Capital Area for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the...

Gustavo Torres

Gustavo Torres has been recognized nationally and internationally for his leadership and vision in the immigrant rights movement in the United States. Originally a union leader from Colombia, Gustavo came to the U.S. due to the social and political conditions in his...

Héctor Julio Torres

A native of New York and a graduate of St. John’s University, Hector Torres has been a hotel executive for the past 51 years and was the Vice President of Capital Hotels. In 2018, he formed Absolute Hospitality LLC with Jay Haddock and presently sits on the board of...

José Antonio Tijerino

José Antonio Tijerino is president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, which focuses on education, workforce, leadership, and culture while also serving as an executive producer on the Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center and broadcast on PBS....

J. Walter Tejada

J. Walter Tejada is a member of the The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board, position that is appointed by Virginia Governor and where he proudly provides the Latino perspective. Tejada has been an energetic community advocate in Virginia for over 25...

Deni Taveras

County Council Member Deni Taveras represents the area of Prince George’s County with the highest concentration of Latinos. Taveras currently serves as Chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee. She is focused on schools and Purple...

Karla Silvestre

Karla Silvestre currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement at Montgomery College, and she is a newly elected member of the Montgomery County, Maryland Board of Education. A native of Guatemala, she currently leads the College’s efforts to be the...

Sara Suárez

Sara Suarez is the News Director of Univision in Washington D.C. Under her leadership, Noticias Univision Washington has received many Emmys and recognition for the relevant news coverage and the newscast’s important role in getting information out to the Latino...

Inez Stewart

Inez Stewart is the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Stewart has more than 25 years of experience in HR management and a deep understanding of its role in academic medicine. In her role at Johns Hopkins, she leads a team...