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Latin 22/04/2016

Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards Announced

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards is Presented by LatinTRENDS and will take place from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City. The event is sponsored in part by New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Inca Kola and CUNY. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media. The award presentation will feature a musical performances by Frankie Negron and emerging Urban Tropical musician, Doñé. Actress, author and activist, April Hernandez Castillo and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo's Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz will serve as host. For more information or to purchase tickets visit

Over 100 paramount figures impacting the fields of public service, enterprise, technology, entertainment, sports, health, and philanthropy been recognized with a prestigious Latino Trendsetter Award since it's inauguration. Dozens of exemplary students, the Trendsetters of tomorrow, have also been honored with scholarships through this platform which was designed to mirror the LatinTRENDS Magazine mission of inspiring innovation and supporting a new generation of American leaders.

Past honorees and magazine participants include Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Pulitzer prize winning author, Junot Diaz; Athletes such as Giants player Victor Cruz and Major League Baseball hitter Robinson Cano; Television and film stars Roselyn Sanchez and Gina Rodriguez; Megawatt musician and philanthropist Juanes, the iconic Gilberto Santa Rosa and Latin Billboard Award winning songstress Leslie Grace; to entrepreneurs like Colorado Rockies Co-owner, Linda Alvarado, among a throng of others.

Juan Guillen, LatinTRENDS founder & CEO, states; "The 14th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards is an Inspirational Platform that is redefining what it means to be a star". We believe a star is someone that works hard and intelligently on his or her passion. They are visionary risk-takers, big-dreamers, doers and go-getters with integrity. The Latino Trendsetter Awards Recipients are visible and reachable the true stars of the community. They inspire a new generation".

Confirmed 2016 Trendsetters include:
David Villa, MLS Star Soccer Player
Ed Salas, President, Salcare Home Health Services
Johnny Marines, Music executive & Manager of Romeo Santos
Julio Portalatin, President & CEO, Mercer,
Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing, HBO
Rafael Alexander Ortiz, MD, Chief, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital & assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Rudy Fuertes, President, National Supermarket Association
Sandra Harris, Assistant VP for Gov't & Community Affairs, Columbia University
Sergio Alvarez, Founder & COO, Ai Media Group
Business Award (Retail/ Restaurant): Pollo Campero
The Event will be hosted at The Symphony Space Theater, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025. Red Carpet and media interviews are from 6:00PM to 7:00PM, program will run from 8PM to 10PM.

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