The Latino Coalition Congratulates Chairman Hector Barreto, Jr. and Tributo Tequila for the Five Star Diamond Award

Jun 24, 2013, 09:00 ET from The Latino Coalition

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition congratulates Chairman Hector Barreto, Jr., founder of "Tributo A Mi Padre Tequila", for entrepreneurial leadership and the 2013 Five Star Diamond Award.

"As an organization that is devoted to empowering and celebrating Latino small business achievements, we are proud to see "Tributo A Mi Padre Tequila" receive this prestigious recognition," said Allen Gutierrez, National Executive Director of The Latino Coalition. "Tributo is Latino-owned and operated. It exemplifies achievement through entrepreneurial drive, business ethics and commitment to the success of its product, and all communities. This accomplishment truly serves as an inspiration to our members."

"Tributo A Mi Padre Tequila" is a premium spirit honoring the memory of Barreto's father. Hector Barreto, Sr. immigrated to the United States in 1958 became a prominent Mexican-American leader and entrepreneur who founded the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with several other leaders.

With the growing popularity of tequila in the United States and globally, "Tributo A Mi Padre Tequila" has emerged as the only tequila spirit to receive the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. This internationally recognized and respected award has traditionally been bestowed to established luxury travel and product leaders in hospitality, gastronomy, attitude, quality, cleanliness, and above all service. This renowned excellence award has been presented to the best in the industry including The Plaza Hotel in New York, NY, Trump Properties, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows in Beverly Hills, CA, the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, CA, and Mercedes-Benz.

"Tributo A Mi Padre Tequila was created to honor the memory of my father and a life well lived," said Hector Barreto, Jr., The Latino Coalition Chairman. "My father's hard work, perseverance, and legacy lives on through Tributo and I'm sincerely honored to receive the academy's acknowledgement and recognition."

Tributo Tequila is available in California, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington and Washington, DC. For more information on Tributo Tequila visit or Matt O'Brien at, (404) 451-9817.

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.  Visit

SOURCE The Latino Coalition