VIENNA, Va., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has announced that MicroTech's CEO, Tony Jimenez to receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Technology at the 29th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards which will be broadcast nationally on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. The Awards are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. The event taping will take place on September 22nd at Washington D.C.'s historic Warner Theatre.
Foundation leaders pointed to his work, not only in the field of Technology, but also as a "visionary innovator, veteran, leader, and entrepreneur." The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has given this extremely prestigious award to top educators, physicians, innovators, business professionals, community leaders, elected officials, celebrities and artists.
"I am so honored and humbled to join such a renowned and notable group of current and past honorees to receive this amazing award many consider the most prestigious honor from the Latino community," says Tony Jimenez. "Had someone told me 30 years ago that technology would be the key to my success I would never have believed it. Technology truly is an equalizer!"
The audience for the Awards Ceremony includes up to 2,000 people, including members of Congress, White House officials, ambassadors, business and community leaders, celebrities and youths. The evening is co-hosted by more than 40 top national Latino organizations, and the White House hosts a briefing for the honorees and performers.
"The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to be back on PBS to highlight the tremendous contributions of our community in an inspiring and entertaining way," said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. "It's more important than ever that we share this preeminent celebration of our culture with all of America."
Created by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Heritage Awards are considered one of the highest honors for Hispanics in the United States. Past honorees have included Rita Moreno, Placido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Tito Puente, Anthony Quinn, Carlos Gutierrez, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Jose Feliciano, Isabel Allende, Alejandro Sanz, Oscar De La Hoya, Gloria Estefan, Martin Sheen, Andy Garcia and Juan Luis Guerra, among many others.
About MicroTech: MicroTech, a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), has had noteworthy success since its inception in 2004. Under Mr. Jimenez's leadership, the privately owned company has experienced exponential growth and has been repeatedly recognized as a small business success story. Described as the "hottest Hispanic business in the nation," MicroTech was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Hispanic Company in the Nation for three consecutive years by Hispanic Business Magazine. MicroTech was also named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Companies in the Nation for five consecutive years and has been repeatedly listed on Washington Technology's annual list of the Top 100 Government Contractors.
MicroTech provides Cloud Computing, Technology Services, Cyber Security Solutions, Products & Managed Service Solutions, Network Systems Integration, Big Data Management, Telecom Solutions & Integration and Financial Services to the public sector, as well as commercial enterprises. ISO 20000 and ISO 9001:2008 certified, CMMI Maturity Level 3 rated in Services & Development and ITIL management qualified, MicroTech is headquartered just outside the Nation's Capital in Tysons Corner, Virginia, with key offices in New Jersey, Virginia; Georgia, and Mexico City. To learn more, visit www.MicroTech.net. Follow MicroTech on Twitter.
About Tony Jimenez: Tony is the award-winning Founder, President, and CEO of MicroTech, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). He is an active member of the technology industry and an advocate for the Veteran, Hispanic and Small Business communities. As a respected business owner, successful entrepreneur, and award-winning small business advocate, Jimenez is always willing to go that extra mile! To learn more, visit www.microtech.net/meet-ceo
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