The Minority Chamber of commerce celebrates excellence in Global Service Awards gala held in Washington DC recognizes leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean

11 leading business, public officials, political, educators, diplomats to attend Gala Dinner honoring array of leaders from 20 rural cities in the region.

Washington DC, Florida. December 14, 2018 – The Minority Chamber of Commerce hosts the XXII Minority Leadership Gala Awards Washington DC 2018 Leadership for Excellence Awards on Dec. 21 at the world class Marriott Key Bridge in Arlington VA. The signature high level gala provides an excellent networking opportunity for local companies and professionals made possible by USMCC’s loyal members and partners.


The XXII Minority Leadership for Excellence Awards Gala 2018 promises to be an impressive affair, hosting up to 40 distinguished and high-profile guests including corporate executives, professionals, educators, public officials, ambassadors, as well as prominent businesses and community leaders. This gala honors individual who have worked tirelessly to strengthen and grow diversity in the local and international business, economic and government sectors. The Honorees for 2018 includes:

The Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2018: Simone Williams

PA The Hispanic Leader of the Year: Daniel Parra

The Federal Government Public Official of the Year: Mauricio Vera / Director Small Business USAID

The International Exporter of the Year: Javier Caton / Fishermen Cooperative Costa Rica

The Minority Professional of the Year: Michael Hamer / Customer Manager First Data

The Global Executive of the Year: Jerry Butler – Chairman Energy Renewal Forum

The Foreign Citizen of the Year: Hon. Ambassador of Colombia, Francisco Santos

The Foreign Leader of the Year: Hon. Ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago, Anthony W.J. Phillips-Spenser

The Corporate Executive of the Year: Erwin Raphael – GM Genesis

The Minority Educator of the Year: Shelly Bell- Google

“Each Minority Gala Awards honoree exemplifies all the good that government,  communities, and private sector can do in positively affecting our lives every day, said USMCC President Doug Mayorga in a statement released prior to the gala.”

By honoring these outstanding public servants, educators, community leaders, and corporate executives, we are providing a long overdue thanks and recognition to the unsung heroes in our local and international communities.”

About The XXII DC Leadership for Excellence Awards Gala 2018: is a prestigious annual event honoring active USMCC members, investors, partners and/or collaborators of the Chamber who demonstrate excellence in creating innovative initiatives in public or private service, civic, and professional.

About MCC: An independent international business association with over 25,000 members and partners around the world, founded in the year 2000. The Chamber has continually promoted U.S. entrepreneurship education, resources, and economic development while serving the needs of minority businesses and other allied associations internationally. USMCC engages in business research needs and fosters a spirit of mutual assistance and good fellowship among entrepreneurs around the globe.

For information, contact Maria Loaisiga, [email protected] or call 202.250-0260.