2023 ¡BRAVO! Award Honorees

Jessy Terrero: President's Award Recipient

We are proud to announce that film director and producer Jessy Terrero will be the recipient of the 2023 ¡BRAVO! Awards President’s Award. Considered one of the most influential music video directors in urban culture, Terrero has created iconic videos for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee, Maluma and Bad Bunny, amassing over 21 billion views collectively and putting Latino artists at the forefront of a global cultural movement.

For the past 20 years, Jessy’s career and powerful storytelling have been emblematic of the resilience, grit, and determination that defines Latinos in this country, while also contributing to a positive sense of identity and pride for the community,” said HPRA President Sonia V. Diaz. “His commitment to shining a light on our culture and to giving opportunities to young talent in the arts is at the heart of what HPRA strives to achieve and we are proud to honor him with this recognition.

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Antonio Tijerino: Pioneer of the Year

CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Soon Mee Kim: DEI Champion of the Year

Chief DEI Officer, Omnicom CCN

Meet the 2023 ¡BRAVO! Awards honorees: Hispanic Heritage Foundation President and CEO Antonio Tijerino, as Pioneer of the Year Award; host of MSNBC’s American Voices and Latina to Latina podcast, and author Alicia Menendez, as Journalist of the Year, and Omnicom Communications Consultancy Network Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Soon Mee Kim, as DEI Person of the Year. The HPRA ¡BRAVO! Awards are set to take place at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on October 12, 2023.

Past Honorees

Maria Elena Salinas: Journalist of the Year

Award-Winning Journalist, News Anchor, and ABC Correspondent

President's Award: Patrick Ford

Full-time Lecturer, University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications & Former Burson-Marsteller Global Vice Chair

Marisol Martinez: Pioneer of the Year

VP Multicultural Marketing, Charter Communications

Trisch Smith: Diversity & Inclusion Professional of the Year

Chief Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Edelman

Mike Valdes-Fauli

President & CEO, Pinta

Claudia Edelman

Founder, We Are All Human

Teresa Rodriguez

Anchor, Aqui y Ahora, Univision

Lori George Billingsley

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Jorge Plasencia

President & CEO, Republica Havas

Ilia Calderon

Anchor, Noticiero Univision

Rosemary Mercedes

CCO, Univision

Armando Correa

Editor in Chief, People en Español

Mike Fernandez

U.S. CEO, Burson-Marsteller

Maria Cardona

Principal, Dewey Square Group

Kika Rocha

TV Personality, Journalist & Style Influencer

Liseth Perez-Almeida

Life & Style Editor, Impremedia

Enrique Santos

CCO iHeart Latino

Magda Yrizarry

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Verizon

Rosanna Fiske

Chief Global Communications Officer, Royal Caribbean

Maria Hinojosa

CEO, Futuro Media Group

The Drake Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, October 12, 2023
7:00 PM