Local Leader Poised To Win $25,000 Grant For A Community Project

Oct 15, 2013, 14:26 ET from National Society of Hispanic MBAs

Edgar Delgado is in the running to become the MillerCoors 2013 Lider of the Year

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edgar Delgado, Compliance Officer and Secretary of NSHMBA's Chicago chapter, has been selected as one of 12 MillerCoors Lideres for his exceptional contributions to the Latino community. The public can visit www.MillerCoorsLideres.com now through October 30 to vote for Edgar. If he is chosen as the MillerCoors Lider of the Year, NSHMBA will receive a $25,000 grant to develop and implement a community leadership program in partnership with MillerCoors.

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"I am honored to be chosen for this year's MillerCoors Lideres program," said Edgar. "MillerCoors has made a commitment to the Hispanic community by investing in emerging Latino leadership, and I am grateful for the opportunity to win a grant for NSHMBA. I hope the public votes for me in support of my goal to be an inspiration for future generations of Latino leaders."

Edgar Delgado was chosen as one of the 2013 MillerCoors Lideres because of his involvement in various community projects including NSHMBA's Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). He is also recognized for military service, including a tour in the U.S Air Force and service on the Illinois Veteran Advisory council. Edgar serves as a board member for both NSHMBA's Chicago chapter and El Valor's Associate Board as well as a committee member for the Boy Scouts of America.

"MillerCoors has a long history of supporting the communities we impact and we are proud to highlight and reward emerging Latino leaders who are making a difference," said Alberto Senior, manager community commerce and partnerships for MillerCoors. "All 12 Lideres exemplify determination and commitment, not only in their professional careers, but in helping others."

If chosen as the MillerCoors 2013 Lider of the Year, Edgar Delgado and NSHMBA will use the $25,000 grant to implement a leadership program that will help more Hispanics obtain their MBA degree and also benefit from enhanced professional development opportunities specifically geared towards creating more Hispanic leaders within corporate America and in our communities.

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

About the National Society of Hispanic MBAs - The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was formed in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Business Professional Organization," NSHMBA serves 39 chapters and more than 25,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. NSHMBA is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership, advocating the pursuit of higher education and providing its members with world-class professional development and career management programs. Visit nshmba.org for more information.

SOURCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs