National Society of Hispanic MBAs Opens Nominations for The 2013 Brillante Awards for Excellence

Nominations being accepted May 15- July 2 for the year's most supportive individuals and organizations that further and enhance the Hispanic community

May 16, 2013, 10:53 ET from National Society of Hispanic MBAs

IRVING, Texas, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Society of Hispanic MBAs ("NSHMBA") -Each year seeks nominations for those truly outstanding individuals, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and companies whose endeavors coincide with the NSHMBA mission and directly further the advancement and recognition of Hispanics and the Hispanic community.

These winners are presented with the Brillante Award for Excellence, the most prestigious honor given by NSHMBA, and will be presented to the winning recipients during the organization's Annual Conference & Career Expo, being held in San Antonio, Texas.

2013 Annual Conference dates are October 10-12.  The official awards presentation will take place during official fundraising Founder's Gala on October 12, 2013.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at  All proceeds will be donated to the NSHMBA Foundation Scholarship program.

Nominations are now open and will close on July 2, 2013. Award categories include:

  • Brillante Award for Corporate Excellence
  • Brillante Award for Education Excellence
  • Brillante Award for Community Service Excellence 

In addition, The Chairman's Award and The Founder's Award will also be presented during the ceremony.

The Chairman's Award and Founders Circle Award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of achievements and contributions to the Hispanic community at large.

These are the only two awards that do not accept nominations, including self-nominations, and instead are selected and awarded by the original NSHMBA founders and current Chief Executive Officer.

"Though the winners' efforts speak for themselves, and the Hispanic community sees the results of their labors, and many benefit from their efforts directly, it's important to recognize these individuals and companies for their outstanding work," stated Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA Chief Executive Officer.

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs established the Brillante Awards for Excellence in 1989; the awards are given to bright, radiant, and shining leaders who illuminate the paths for many ambitious MBAs, while radiating positive energy to encourage and motivate others.  In addition to the Founder's Gala tickets, winners receive a custom designed award; a seal to post on their website; recognition on the NSHMBA website, its official publications; NSHMBA magazine and The Bottom Line newsletter; and national press releases.  Award recipients will also enjoy complimentary conference registration, and will have their airfare and hotel accommodations for the event provided by NSHMBA.

For more information or to complete a nomination form, please visit: or send an email to

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 Organization," NSHMBA serves 39 chapters and more than 22,000 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.

SOURCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs