Vote Now for Coors Light 2016 Líder of the Year

Winner Will Receive $25,000 Grant to Develop Hispanic Community

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#climbon–Coors Light announces this year’s Líderes, a group of 12 outstanding
Latino leaders of legal drinking age who have demonstrated a commitment
to empower their communities. The 12 líderes were nominated by
national and local nonprofit organizations and selected by Coors Light
based on their achievements and impact in the Latino community. Coors
Light believes in rewarding the dedication and tenacious spirit of
emerging leaders who selflessly work hard to achieve success by helping
others. The nominees are philanthropists, artists, community organizers,
entrepreneurs and volunteers. One of the 12 líderes will become the 2016
Coors Light Líder of the Year through an online public voting

Online voting takes place at
through 4:00 pm CST, October 28, 2016. The winner will receive a $25,000
grant to develop a community leadership program with their nonprofit
organization in partnership with Coors Light. Voting rules and
restrictions apply. Must be 21 years or older. Void where prohibited.

“Through the Coors Light Líderes program, we have the opportunity to
create awareness about 12 outstanding Latino leaders who are taking on
new challenges to inspire others and make a difference to improve the
quality of life in communities across the country,” said Karina Diehl,
Director, Community Commerce and Partnerships at MillerCoors. “For the
past decade, the Líderes program has recognized the unique
accomplishments of 148 leaders. I look forward to awarding the 2016
Líder of the Year with a $25,000 grant that will help support the Latino

The 2016 Coors Light Líderes are:

  • Alexander Almonte, New York, NY, nominated by Selective
    Corporate Internship Program
  • Leonardo Álvarez, Central Florida, FL, nominated by CareerSource
    Central Florida
  • Alberto Ávalos, Los Angeles, CA, nominated by Hispanic
    Heritage Foundation
  • Agustina Besada, Brooklyn, NY, nominated by Sure We Can, Inc.
  • Julio César Casado Jr., Bronx, NY, nominated by La
    Unidad Latina Foundation
  • Carlos A. Colón, Denver, CO, nominated by mpowered
  • Fernando Díaz, Chicago, IL, nominated by Prospanica
  • Miriam E. Frías, Fort Worth, Texas, nominated by Hispanic
    Wellness Coalition
  • Patricia Mota, Chicago, IL, nominated by Hispanic Alliance for
    Career Enhancement
  • Yinia Ramírez, Bronx, NY, nominated by BronxWorks
  • Leslie Roybal, Jersey City, NJ, nominated by Flamenco Vivo
  • Anette Soto, Fort Worth, TX, nominated by Hispanic Women’s
    Network of Texas

Since 2006, the Coors Light Líderes program has raised awareness and
highlighted the achievements of national and local leaders within the
Hispanic community. The Coors Light Líderes program offers
up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and
networking opportunities. In partnership with the non-profit
organization Denver Film Society, 2015 Coors Light Líder of the Year
Joanna Cintrón used the $25,000 grant to develop CineLatino, a program
designed to help Latinos pursue filmmaking in front of and behind the

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Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the
Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the
pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery’s original
and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (,, still brewed exclusively in Golden using
only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light
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