First Latina senator to speak at Latin American Association’s luncheon April 13

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the first Latina elected to the Senate, will be the keynote speaker at the Latin American Association’s 28th Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon.



The Compañeros Awards Luncheon honors exceptional individuals who are making meaningful contributions to advance the well-being of Latino families. This year, the following award recipients will be honored:

2017 LAA Ambassador of the Year: Charles Kuck

2017 Olga C. de Goizueta Pacesetter Award: Kim Ellis Gökçe

2017 Corporate Champion: Turner

2017 Volunteer of the Year: Beth Graham

2017 Inspiration Award: Guiomar Obregón


WSB-TV anchor Wendy Corona will be the event’s mistress of ceremonies.



Thursday, April 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Georgia Aquarium. 225 Baker Street, NW., Atlanta, GA 30313



Aixa Pascual,, 404.234.4143



Thank you to our Compañeros sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: The Coca-Cola Company         

Platinum Sponsors: Cox Enterprises * Delta Air Lines * Goizueta Business School * Georgia Power * Univision 34 Atlanta

Gold Sponsors: State Farm * Turner * UPS * MundoHispánico

Silver Sponsors: Castan & Lecca Attorneys at Law * Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport * Active Production and Design

Table Hosts: Alston & Bird LLP * BB&T * Chick-fil-A * City of Brookhaven * Cruz & Associates * Ernst & Young * Georgia State University * Kim Ellis Gökçe * The Home Depot * Kuck Immigration Partners * Moncrief Heating and Air Conditioning * Morgan Stanley * Precision 2000 * Wells Fargo

Patrons: Amerigroup * Jason Esteves * Gwinnett County Government * King & Spalding * Parking Company of America * Private Bank of Buckhead * UP Advertising

Media Sponsors: WSB-TV * El Patrón 105.3