República announced that its Chairman and CEO Jorge A. Plasencia has been selected by PRWeek to the 2012 “40 Under 40” list honoring the top forty professionals under the age of 40 in the marketing and communications industry. PRWeek selects honorees from nominations submitted by their colleagues and peers.
In addition to heading República, Plasencia is a devoted philanthropist and was recently appointed board chair of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) board of directors. Recently, he was also named the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the Florida Emerging Business category.
“The República family is thrilled that Jorge has been recognized with such a prestigious industry honor,” said Luis Casamayor, República’s president and chief creative officer. “Jorge’s humility, coupled with his extraordinary marketing acumen and his unwavering commitment to our employees, clients and community, have been paramount to our continued growth and success,” added Casamayor.