MillerCoors Kicks Off The 2013 Lider Of The Year Online Voting Competition

Sep 17, 2013, 13:21 ET from MillerCoors

Winner Will Receive $25,000 Grant Toward Development of Community Program

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MillerCoors has announced this year's Lideres, a group of 12 emerging Latino leaders who are making a difference in their communities. The 12 Lideres, who were nominated by national and local nonprofit organizations from across the country, were selected by MillerCoors based on their achievements and impact on the U.S. Hispanic community. 

The public will select the 2013 Lider of the Year through an online voting contest, which runs today through October 30, on The winner will receive a $25,000 grant to develop and implement a community leadership program with his/her sponsoring nonprofit organization and in partnership with MillerCoors. 

"For seven years, MillerCoors has recognized incredible Latino leaders from around the country. The program highlights their work, dedication and involvement in various nonprofits," said Alberto Senior, manager, multicultural community commerce and partnerships at MillerCoors. "This year's Lideres are exemplary individuals who are committed to making an impact in their communities."

The 2013 MillerCoors Lideres include philanthropists, media personalities, community organizers and volunteers, who were nominated by national and local nonprofit organizations for their exceptional contributions to the Latino community.  They are:

  1. Gloria Alejandra Antia, Miami
    Citizens for a Better South Florida
  2. Marithza Calderon, San Antonio
    Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund
  3. Celina Cardenas, Dallas
    Parents Step Ahead
  4. Jazmin Chavez, New York
    Latino Justice PRLDEF
  5. Victor Jett Contreras, Phoenix
    Arizona Ivy League Project
  6. Edgar Delgado, Chicago
    National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  7. Joaquin Lopez, Beaverton, Ore.
    Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
  8. Laura Maristany, Washington, D.C.
    Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 
  9. Jennifer Rodriguez, Los Angeles
    National Hispana Leadership Institute                                  
  10. Pedro Toledo, Penngrove, Calif.
    Redwood Community Health Coalition
  11. Veronica Torres, Dallas
    Hispanic 100
  12. Miguel J. Zazueta, Tucson
    League of United Latin American Citizens

Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo, a radio personality on Mega 107.5 FM in Dallas and volunteer for the Magdaleno Leadership Institute was selected as the MillerCoors 2012 Lider of the Year. The Magdaleno Leadership Institute used the $25,000 grant to fund leadership workshops that helped parents understand the importance of supporting their children as they go through school and how they can help motivate them to pursue higher education.

Since 2006, the MillerCoors Lideres program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of leaders within the Hispanic community. The program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and networking opportunities. Join the conversation at,, LinkedIn and on Twitter using the hashtag #MillerCoorsLideres.

Overview of MillerCoors
MillerCoors brews, markets and sells the MillerCoors portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers.  MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales.  Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, Coors Light and Miller Lite, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across every major industry segment.  The company offers a variety of leading craft and import brands, including Blue Moon and Leinenkugel's, through its Tenth and Blake division. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel's craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., and two microbreweries, the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver.  MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community impact.  MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company.  Learn more at, at or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

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