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Los Angeles , CA May 10, 2011

Minority Business Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

 

George Fraser , CEO of FraserNet, the world's No. 1 networking organization for Black professionals and a member of the ESP family/network joined Linda Alvarado, owner of Alvarado Construction and the first Hispanic owner of a major league baseball franchise (Colorado Rockies), Al Dawson the father of supplier diversity and Benjamin Gutierrez, the founding member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce who later became CEO of the Global Trading Group and Gutierrez-McMullan, a supplier of cutting tools to US and Mexican companies as inductees into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum.

Hall of Fame inductee George Fraser, Linda Morgan of SmoothAhead Jazz and ESP’s Everett Glenn

The awards, reception and dinner were hosted by UCLA Anderson School of Management and Entrepreneurial Studies and held in the press room of the UCLA Hall of Fame. The event was sponsored by Toyota, PepsiCo, Union Bank, and Northrop Grumman. Guests at the event included Maurice Brewster, CEO of Mosaic Global Transport, an international, minority-owned sedan, limo and shuttle business, Ricardo Barrientos, Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, PepsiCo, Monetta L. Stephens, Supplier Diversity Director, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Alfred E. Osborne, Senior Associate Dean, Professor and founder and faculty director of the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA, Winston Doby, Ph.D, one of the highest ranking Blacks in the UC system and the longest serving vice chancellor in UCLA history, and Lynette Romero , Emmy Award winning enterprise reporter and anchor to KLTA News.

Emmy Awarding winning KTLA reporter and anchor Lynette Romero and ESP’s Everett Glenn

 

Hall of Fame inductee George Fraser, Linda Morgan of SmoothAhead Jazz and ESP’s Everett Glenn

Located in Dallas, TX and New York City, the Hall of Fame was established by John F. Robinson, President, National Minority Business Council, Don McKeneely, President/CEO, Business News Group, and Carol D. Foster, former editor of the Minority Business News USA to preserve, recognize and educate society on the contribution of individuals that have assisted in the development and growth of Minority Businesses nationally and globally. The Hall of Fame chronicles the vision, tenacity and courage of the inductees for generations to come. Acquired papers and materials from the inductees and institutions will be part of a permanent collection housed at a historically Black College or University in the country.

Willie Tucker, Managing Principal, Tucker & Associates, Darrell Miller, attorney for the entertainment stars and ESP’s Everett Glenn

PepsiCo, Inc. is the founding corporate sponsor of the Hall of Fame. Previous award winners included: Susan Au Allen, Hector Barreto Sr., Jesus Chavarria, Earl G. Graves Sr.; Dr. Renaldo Jensen, John H. Johnson, Reginald F. Lewis James H. Lowry, Wilma Mankiller, Harriet R. Michel, Parren J. Mitchell, Ernesta Procope, Robert Stuart, The Tuck School of Dartmouth and Abraham S. Venable.

ESP’s Everett Glenn, Linda Alvarado of Alvarado Construction and the first Hispanic owner of a major league baseball team (Rockies) and her husband, Robert Alvarado, CEO of a chain of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC and Long John Silver franchises

 

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