Environmentalist and Community Advocate Wins Hispanic Leadership Award
MillerCoors announced today its 2011 Líder of the Year, Andrea Delgado, Senior Policy Analyst and Communications Manager for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). Andrea will receive a $25,000 grant for LCLAA to implement a Latino leadership project with MillerCoors.
“I am honored to have been selected as the MillerCoors 2011 Líder of the Year and grateful for the opportunity to continue helping my community,” said Andrea. “I want to thank everyone who voted for me. Your support inspires me to continue doing everything I can to address the issues that affect our community.”
The MillerCoors Líder of the year is chosen by public vote on www.MillerCoorsLideres.com. Andrea won 42 percent of the 25,464 votes cast. She was among twelve outstanding Latino leaders nominated by MillerCoors for their leadership and contributions to their communities.
“Andrea’s dedication to the Hispanic community and the environment serves as an example and an inspiration to all of us,” said Jose Ruano, multicultural relations manager for MillerCoors. “The competition among this year’s 12 Líderes was tough, as each is an incredible example of Latino leadership. We are proud to highlight the achievements of Latino leaders, like Andrea, so they may continue to be role models for future generations.”
Through her work with LCLAA, a national non-profit organization representing the interests of approximately 2 million Latino workers and their families, Andrea helps raise awareness about workers’ rights and environmental problems that impact Latinos in their workplaces and their communities. Through her work with the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change (NLCC), Andrea engages and educates minorities and elected officials about climate change and the importance of environmental protection to safeguard public health and create quality jobs.
“To know Andrea is to understand how passionate she is about addressing the issues that affect the Latino community, especially those related to achieving justice and dignity in the workplace and protecting the environment. Andrea is an example that Latino youth hold a lot of promise for our workplaces, communities and the nation as a whole. We are fortunate to have her as part of our team,” said Hector E. Sánchez, Executive Director, LCLAA.
Since 2006, the MillerCoors Líderes program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of national and local leaders within the Hispanic community through an online public voting competition and a national advertising campaign. The program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools and the opportunity to network through www.MillerCoorsLideres.com, www.Facebook.com/MillerCoorsLideres, and LinkedIn.
MillerCoors brews, markets and sells the MillerCoors portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across every major industry segment. Miller Lite is the great-tasting beer that established the American light beer category in 1975, and Coors Light is the brand that introduced consumers to Rocky Mountain cold refreshment. MillerCoors brews premium beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. The company also offers innovative products such as MGD 64, Miller Chill and Sparks. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, MillerCoors craft and import company, imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch and features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel’s craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and two microbreweries, the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver. MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America by driving profitable industry growth. MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company.