Dallas Maestro: dressed to kill, hundreds of professional Latinos attended the Dallas Maestro Awards, a seminal gala event that honors achievers and leaders in the area.

Author:Trevino, Joseph

But only four were chosen to be honored. The event, held by Latino Leaders Magazine with many sponsors, took place on October 22 at The Tower Club in downtown Dallas.

The Maestro Awards, which takes place in several cities across the country including Los Angeles and Washington D.C., have honored entrepreneurs and visionaries like Menica Lozano and others.

This year, The Dallas Maestro awardees were Joseph De Leon, Joe Garza, John E. Williams and Ignacio Salazar. The event, coordinated by Yolitzma Aguirre, the publication's National Director, paid homage to leaders in four categories chosen by their expertise and lifetime dedication to their passions and helping others.

DeLeon, who won the Maestro of Medical & Scientific Excellence, is currently the President of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital. After receiving his award, he said that he likes the fact companies like Texas Health Resource recognize diversity is a rich resource for talent and we must all get involved.

"I want my legacy to be that there's no excuses for any of us-none of us has an excuse not to get involved, engaged" he says.

Salazar, the President of National Service, Employment and Redevelopment, was awarded with the Maestro of Leadership. He told the crowd at the sumptuous Tower Club that every life was special. In an interview for Latino Leaders Magazine for its July issue, Salazar said, "If you work marble over time its going to perish. But when you touch somebody's life, that's the most precious things you can do. It lasts forever."

The magazine awarded John E. Williams, President and CEO of Dominion Technologies with the Maestro of Entrepreneurship. He credited his wife for his...

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