Past Honorees

The following individuals and organizations were recognized for their service to the Latino community.

Precursor de Justicia /
Pioneer for Justice

Luis G. Nogales, 2011
Founder/Nogales Investors

Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón, 2010
United States Circuit Judge/Ninth Circuit

Cástulo de la Rocha, 2009
President & CEO/Alta Med Health Services

Regina Montoya, 2008
CEO/New America Alliance

Roel Campos, 2007
Commissioner/Securities Exchange Comm’n

Dr. Cynthia Anne Telles, 2006
Director/UCLA Spanish Spkg Psych Clinic

Antonia Hernandez, 2005
President & CEO/Calif. Community Found’n

Daniel P. Garcia, 2005
Senior VP/Kaiser Family Health Found’n

Leroy D. Baca, 2004
Sheriff/County of Los Angeles

Vilma S. Martinez, 2003
Partner/Munger Tolles & Olson

Linda Griego, 2002
President/ZapGo Entertainment Group

Raul Vargas, 2002
Exec Director/USC Mex American Programs

Hon. Cruz Reynoso, 2001
Justice (Ret.) California Supreme Court

Andrea Sheridan Ordin, 2000
Partner/Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Hon. John A. Arguelles, 1999
Justice (Ret.), California Supreme Court

Lifetime Achievement Award

Hon. Harry Pregerson, 2013
United States Circuit Judge/Ninth Circuit

Hon. Carlos R. Moreno, 2011
Justice (Ret.), California Supreme Court

Professional Achievement Award

Dr. Walter L. Sutton Jr., 2015
Associate GC/Walmart Stores Inc.

Sam Fernandez, 2015
Senior VP &GC/Los Angeles Dodgers

Arthur J. Ochoa, 2014
Senior VP & CDO/Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr

Michael C. Camuñez, 2014
President/ManattJones Global Strategies

Martha Saucedo, 2013
Executive VP/AEG

Hon. Edith Ramirez, 2012
Commissioner/Federal Trade Commission

Kim M. Rivera, 2012
VP, GC & Sec’y/Da Vita Inc.

Clarissa Cerda, 2011
Senior VP, GC & Sec’y/LifeLock Inc.

Donald G. Alvarado, 2011
Senior VP, GC & Sec’y/Smart & Final Inc.

Stephen R. English & Molly Munger, 2010
English Munger & Rice/Advancm’t Project

J.P. Suarez, 2009
Senior VP & GC/Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Stephen D. Yslas, 2008
Corporate VP & GC/Northrop Grumman

Patricia Pineda, 2007
Group VP/Toyota Motor North America

Tom Unterman, 2007
Founder/Rustic Canyon Partners

Thomas A. Saenz, 2006
Counsel to Mayor of Los Angeles

Elena R. Baca, 2005
Chair/Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker

Robert M. Hertzberg, 2004
Speaker Emeritus/California Assembly

Jerry J. Ruiz, 2003
Senior Counsel/Wells Fargo Bank

Hon. Rocky J. Delgadillo, 2002
City Attorney of Los Angeles

Hon. Kim Wardlaw, 2001
United States Circuit Judge/Ninth Circuit

Guy Rounsaville, 2000
Co-Founder/Calif Minority Counsel Program

Mercedes Marquez, 1999
Senior Counsel/U.S. Department of HUD

Community Service Award

Val Zavala, 2014
VP News & Public Affairs/KCET

Guggenheim Partners, 2013
David Korman/Chief Legal Officer

Daniel C. Quintero, 2012
GC & Corp Secretary/Sony Optiarc America Inc.

Cecilia V. Estolano, 2009
CEO/Community Redevelopment Agency

William D. Lansford, 2008
Hollywood Writer/Veterans’ Activist

Harley Frankel, 2007
Executive Director/College Match

Hon. Hilda Solis, 2006
Member of Congress

Al Martinez, 2005
Columnist/Los Angeles Times

Daniel D. Villanueva, 2004
Founding Partner/SIN Univision

Sonia L. Nazario, 2003
Staff Writer/Los Angeles Times

Carmen Zapata, 2002
Actress & President/Bilingual Found’n Arts

Maria Elena Durazo, 2001
President/HERE Local 11

Moctezuma Esparza, 2000
Motion Picture & TV Producer

Eddie & the late Margo Albert, 1999
Actors & Benefactors

Corporate Diversity Award

Staples Inc., 2015
Michael T. Williams, General Counsel

Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo, 2015
Jaime Lichtman, Deputy General Counsel

UnionBank, 2014
Leticia Aguilar, EVP & Regional President

Edison International, 2012
Robert L. Adler/Exec VP & General Counsel

Verizon Wireless, 2010
Steve Zipperstein/VP – Legal & External Affairs
Luis Cruz/President – Southern California Region

Latino Entrepreneur Award

Ruiz Foods Inc., 2013
Fred Ruiz, Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder


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