April 16th, 2020 | Georgia Aquarium | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon honors exceptional individuals and organizations who are making meaningful contributions to advance the Latino community. This well-known and anticipated event draws over 500 corporate and community leaders each year.

Compañeros features a renowned keynote speaker and showcases the great work being done in our community. Compañeros is also a powerful networking event, bringing together Atlanta’s best-known companies, top small businesses, leading consulting firms, entrepreneurs, and individuals.

The returning presenting sponsor of the 2020 Compañeros Awards Luncheon is The Coca-Cola Company.

The 2020 Honorees include Mercy Care Chamblee (Olga C. de Goizueta Pacesetter Award), Cox Enterprises (Corporate Champion), Augusto Michael Trujillo (Volunteer of the Year), Alicia Philipp – President of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (LAA Ambassador of the Year), and to be announced (Inspiration Award).

Joelle Martinez

Joelle is a nationally recognized executive, strategist, inspirational speaker, and trainer. A visionary leader, Joelle dedicates her life to helping cross-sector leaders realize their potential and the potential presented by rapidly changing demographics. Joelle is a subject matter expert in Neuroleadership, Latino identity, civic engagement, demographic shifts, diversity and inclusion, and cultural intelligence. Since 2015, Joelle has served as the Executive Director of the Latino Leadership Institute. Previously, she spent more than 15 years building winning business development and public affairs strategies for both the public and private sectors. In 2017, Joelle was named one of the 25 most powerful women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Hispanic Advisory Council for Coca-Cola and has served on several national and regional boards over the years. Joelle is a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute and is a certified practitioner of both Insights Discovery® and i4®.

Tell us who inspires you!

We invite you to tell us who you think should receive the 2020 Inspiration Award to be presented at the 31st Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon on April 16, 2020 at the Georgia Aquarium.

To submit a nomination, please fill out this form: Inspiration Award Nomination Form

Nominations must be received via the LAA’s website by March 16, 2020 to be considered.

For eligibility information, click here

For more information in regards to sponsorships, contact us at events@thelaa.org

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