Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.
Join us for our first in-person Compañeros Awards ceremony since 2020! As it is tradition, we will bring the community together to recognize the contributions of exceptional individuals and organizations making a difference in the lives of Latino families. This year will be a special year for us as it is our 50th anniversary. As part of the event programing, we will highlight and celebrate those that have impacted the LAA though its history in Georgia.
Compañeros features a renowned keynote speaker and showcases the great work being done in our community.
Wendy Corona, Channel 2 Action News
2022 LAA Pacesetter Award
The LAA Pacesetter Award is named in honor of Mrs. Olga C de Goizueta and is presented to an individual or group whose extraordinary efforts have significantly advanced the Latino community in Georgia and carried on Mrs. Goizueta’s lasting legacy.
Awardee: Ana Maria Martinez
2022 LAA Cornerstone Award
The Cornerstone Award is a distinct honor given to an instrumental leader and supporter of the Latin American Association and the Atlanta community.
Awardee: Doug Hooker, E.D. at the Atlanta Regional Commission
2022 LAA Inspiration Award
The Inspiration Award recognizes an individual or group that captivates, inspires, and motivates and who exemplifies the Latin American Association’s vision of “Opportunity for All.”
Awardee: Rogelio Lugo
2022 Heart of the LAA Award (sponsored by Georgia Power)
The Heart of the LAA Award recognizes one staff member who embodies the LAA’s mission of empowering their clients, their teammates, and ultimately Georgia’s Latino community to adapt, integrate, and thrive. They display a passion for their work in their day-to-day duties and serve their clients from their hearts. The recipient of the Heart of the LAA Award is nominated and selected internally by LAA staff.
Awardee: Caitlin Webb, Adult Education Manager
2022 Partner of the Year
The Partner of the Year Award is given each year to an LAA volunteer who has gone above and beyond in serving the Latino community. Award recipients are people who have shown unparalleled passion, dedication, and expertise in their work. They are volunteers who put their heart into every aspect of their service and have inspired a multitude of individuals with their selflessness.
Awardee: Cristo Rey Interns
2022 Golden Legacy Award
The Golden Legacy Award is given to a partner that has shown commitment, dedication, and support to sustain and push forward the Latino community and the LAA.
Awardee: Georgia Power and The Coca-Cola Company
2021 Olga C. de Goizueta
CORE & Dept. Of Public Health of GA.
of the Year
Alston & Bird
Atlanta International School
Ernst & Young
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Grady Health Systems
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Moncreif Heating and Air
Rohan Law/Lino Rodriguez
South State Bank
A.B. Olmos & Associates, P.C.
Antonini & Cohen
Cruz & Associates
Dekalb County District 4
DGL Attorneys at Law
Georgia Hispanic Bar Association
Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Georgia’s Own Credit Union
Road to Recovery Behavioral Health Services