The National Board of Directors, President Jose Marquez-Leon and The editors of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine (HE&IT) have selected Tony Jimenez of MicroTech as one of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.” This select list, which previously recognized some of the top 100 Hispanics in technology, was expanded to reflect the increasing role that technology plays in our everyday lives. With the astonishing national high school drop-out rate of our Hispanic youth and our current administration’s emphasis on innovating ourselves out of the recession, we must recognize the necessity of promoting positive Hispanic role models in these critical fields of study. Several profiles of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology” will be featured in the spring edition of HE&IT magazine, which is scheduled for release in April 2011. Companies that are represented in the “Top 200″ will also be invited to participate in the Hispanic 200 Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida on June 10, 2011. This summit, which is part of Career Communication Group’s Alumni Retreat weekend, will feature a dinner and reception recognizing the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology,” along with several seminars and other networking opportunities.
“For me to be mentioned with the other top executives previously recognized – like Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, and IBM – is truly a great honor. It’s reinforces the success we have had at MicroTech, further demonstrating that our technology innovation does compete with industry leaders.” -Tony Jimenez
The “Top 200″ features individuals in a variety of sectors: Automotive, Finance and Defense to Energy, Retail and Pharmaceuticals, and all industries in between. Companies represented in the “Top 200″ include General Motors, Boeing, Google, Verizon, Facebook, and many others. Extensive research was done on thousands of employees from various corporations and government agencies. HE&IT editors then evaluated and selected the “Top 200″ based on excellence in their work, strong commitment to their communities, and leadership as role models.
“We congratulate our Chair Tony Jimenez on this great honor, “said Jose A. Marquez-Leon, National President of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association. This acknowledgement confirms that the Latino Technology Industry is growing and this award recognizes Tony Jimenez’s commitment to excellence and is the reason why we must continue to develop America’s 21st century technological workforce.
HE&IT magazine is distributed to thousands of engineering students at Hispanic-serving institutions, and to Hispanic professionals, high-level government and industry policy makers and executives across the country.
Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine is published by Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG), the leader in celebrating diversity and promoting equal opportunity for minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). CCG provides leadership in talent management and career development, enabling employers to recruit, retain, and recognize highly qualified minorities.