Friday, November 13, 2009

Final Lineup for the Latino Trendsetter Awards Announced!

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and motivational speaker April Lee Hernandez-Castillo has been confirmed to co-host the 8th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards with Veronica Contreras of Telemundo 47.

Hernandez-Castillo is best known for her work on the TV shows E.R., 30 Rock, Law & Order, and Rescue Me, as well as her role in the feature film Freedom Writers (starring Hillary Swank). Contreras is the weekday sports anchor for Telemundo's "Noticiero 47 at 6 and 11 p.m," and files a series of special reports for the station's various newscasts. The duo will honor Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Latin music legend Willie Colon, and author/activist Laura Posada -- wife of New York Yankees' Jorge Posada -- at this historic event on November 16, 2009, at the Delegates' Dining Room of the United Nations Headquarters-between 45th Street & 1st Ave in NYC.

Other prominent Latinos who will be honored on this historic night include Jose Pinero, Director of Communications for TV, Video, and Business at Microsoft; NY1 Noticias's Maritza Puello; Lourdes Lopez, Director of Marketing at AXA Equitable; Professor Jenny Rivera of CUNY Law College; Richard Gonzalez, the New York District Manager of Capital One Bank; Lutzi Vieluf, owner of Cibao Meat Products; Randall Berman, Director of Hispanic Brands at The Coca-Cola Company; Elizabeth Chalas Berman, President of Continental Food and Beverage, Inc. (the makers of Inca Kola); attorney Miguel Pozo of Lowenstein Sandler; Jose Luis Rodriguez, the founder and CEO of HITN-TV; and Dr. Angela Diaz, professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. A full list of Trendsetters, past and present, can be found at

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