US Hispanic Chamber names 2011 Hispanic business people of the year
Today, Brightstar is a leading global wireless device and services company with operations in 54 countries on six continents. One of every 15 cellphones sold worldwide went through Brightstar. A Bolivian national, Claure is known for his entrepreneurialism and innovation, and is the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership and business acumen. He has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was inducted as a lifetime member into their Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. He was also named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Veronica Edwards founded InGenesis in 1998 in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas. She initially focused on staffing the telecommunications industry, a natural fit having been nationally recognized as an Outstanding Employee and Top Performing Sales Director multiple times during her 12-year career with a Fortune 100 company. Recognizing the tremendous potential in healthcare, she shifted to medical staffing and achieved tremendous growth servicing top commercial clients, government medical centers and military treatment facilities nationwide.
Johnson & Johnson accepted the 2011 Corporation of the Year Award during the Million Dollar Club Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
“Johnson & Johnson has made a visible commitment to incorporating a growing number of Hispanic-owned enterprises into their supplier networks,” says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President & CEO. “This type of dedication plays a significant role in influencing major corporations across the country to integrate Hispanic businesses into their everyday operations.”