San Diego State University President Dr. Adela De La Torre to be honored at 64th Latino Leaders Luncheon Series
Lidia Martinez of Southwest Airlines (Ret.) will receive the Champion Award.
California Insurance Commissioner and NALEO President Ricardo Lara and Supervisor Nora Vargas to deliver remarks.
The event will also be streamed on the Latino Leaders Network (LLN) Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/
The 64th Latino Leaders Luncheon Series is scheduled to convene for the first time in San Diego on Friday, September 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST at The US Grant. For the safety and comfort of everyone, all guests must be COVID-19 vaccinated. The event will honor Dr. Adela de la Torre, President of San Diego State University, with the Eagle Leadership Award, and Lidia S. Martinez of Southwest Airlines (Ret.) with the Champion Award. MANA de San Diego will serve as the community partner. Courtesy of MAAC, every guest will receive a complimentary copy of Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph edited by Latino Leaders Network Chairman, Mickey Ibarra and a curriculum guide. Guests will also receive a copy of Stop Drifting by LLN board member, David Ibarra.
The Latino Leaders Luncheon Series is convened by invitation-only to provide a platform for prominent Latino leaders to share their personal story of obstacles overcome to achieve success. In addition, it provides a networking opportunity for elected officials, policy makers, corporate executives, opinion leaders, community activists, industry experts, and political insiders. The program includes the presentation of the Eagle Leadership Award to a national leader who has made a significant impact on the lives of Latinos living in the United States. It also features a community partner serving the Latino community. The inaugural Champion Award will be presented to a retired sponsor to recognize an outstanding level of support over a significant time period.
About Latino Leaders Network
The Latino Leaders Network is a non-profit-organization dedicated to "Bringing Leaders Together" to establish relationships, build unity, and share our personal stories. Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman, served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House for President Clinton, 1997-2001.