April 11th, 2019 | 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 nationally renowned keynote speaker and showcases the great work being done in the community. Compañeros is also a powerful networking event, bringing together Atlanta’s best known companies, top small businesses, leading consulting firms, entrepreneurs, and individuals.
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Mr. Sol Trujillo
Solomon D. (“Sol”) Trujillo is an international business executive who has served as CEO of large-cap global companies in the US, EU, and Asia-Pacific region – including US West, Orange and Telstra, the Australian media-communications company. In each he was a transformative digital pioneer, leading the deployment of broadband, smart devices and digital services – including the mobile internet and ultra-high speed broadband wireless networks – to stimulate productivity and innovation across all sectors of the economy.
Sol has vast corporate governance experience, currently serving on the boards of Western Union, WPP PLC (EU-based advertising and PR firm) and China’s Silk Road Technologies (board chair). He previously served on the boards of Target, Bank of America, PepsiCo, EDS, Orange, Telstra and Gannett. He also serves a Senior Advisor to Bain & Company.
Sol is the Chair and Co-founder of the Latino Donor Collaborative (LDC), U.S. Latino business leaders working to replace false stereotypes with a clear-eyed view of Latinos as a mainstream economic force driving growth in the United States. He is also the co-founder of L’ATTITUDE, a New Mainstream Economy event. He has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine and CNN Money and made TV appearances on CNBC. He also sits on the board of the collaboration partner to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. Sol also served the Clinton and Bush administrations as a trade policy advisor.
Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mr. Trujillo holds a Bachelor of Science in business and an MBA (finance) from the University of Wyoming with honorary doctorates from the University of Wyoming and the University of Colorado.