POWER 100 Who’s Who in Latino PA Announced

POWER 100 Who’s Who in Latino PA Announced

PA Latino Convention to Honor Men and Women of Excellence during State Official Hispanic Heritage Month Gala

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Pennsylvania Latino Convention (PALC) announced the 2022 POWER 100 Who’s Who in Latino Pennsylvania to be honored during a live televised ceremony from the historic Miller Symphony Hall (23 N. 6th Street, Allentown) on Friday, September 30th. The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. before the one-hour live show which is set to start at 7pm and transmitted by PBS 39. Doors for the televised event close at 6:45 p.m.

This list of Latinas and Latinos represents diverse individuals making valuable contributions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. POWER 100 Who’s Who in Latino Pennsylvania are among the state’s most accomplished men and women in virtually every industry and profession. It is Latino excellence!

PA Latino Convention Chairman, Norman Bristol


“We are blessed with the limitless amount of Latino talents in Pennsylvania. The women and men we are recognizing truly and undoubtedly represent the good, kind and the promise of our community. In a process not driven by politics, we present this year’s POWER 100 with humility and pride driven by the hope to inspire young Latinos and children with the stories of individuals who look like them, sound like them and come from their neighborhoods and communities,” said Norman Bristol Colon, chairman of the Pennsylvania Latino Convention.

The POWER 100 Who’s Who is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Latino Convention to immortalize Latino legacy and contributions to the social, cultural, and professional fabric of the state. PALC will publish a compendium of the stories of these remarkable individuals. This publication is expected to reach schools and libraries across the state, especially in predominantly Latino school districts and communities.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Lehigh Valley will the gala. The evening is scheduled to start at Miller Symphony Hall with pre-gala receptions and the official awards ceremonies from both, the convention and the chamber, to be the first live tv Latino awards ceremony in Pennsylvania.

The gala ends at The Renaissance Hotel, official hotel of the 2022 convention, for dancing, networking, celebration and Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta. The ceremony at Miller Symphony Hall is free and open to the public. To attend the fiesta at the Renaissance Hotel you must be a registered participant of the convention.

The Pennsylvania Latino Convention is the most comprehensive and inclusive event in the state covering all aspects of Latino life, community, policy and agenda. It is the premier leadership and professional development conference/convention for Latinos and community partners. 

Pittsburgh Latinos Recognized as Top 100 in PA

Business Leaders

  • Fred Ramos – Highmark
  • Melanie Marie Malloy – Pittsburgh Metro Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Guillermo Velazquez – Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corp.
  • Fred Banuelos – Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Media & Communications

  • Maria Manautou-Matos – Presente Pittsburgh Latino Magazine

Non-profit Leader

  • Monica Ruiz – Casa San Jose

For a full list of the award winners for the whole state of PA – CLICK HERE.
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