República announced that its chairman and CEO, Jorge A. Plasencia, has been selected by the Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the first-ever recipient of the Goya Hispanic Achievement Award. The honor will be presented at a gala dinner on Monday, Oct. 29 at the New York Public Library.
The Goya Hispanic Achievement Award pays tribute to a Hispanic leader who has made a positive impact in the fields of business, arts, science or social responsibility. Through their commitment and dedication to making a difference in their respective fields and local communities, honorees have left an indelible mark on the Hispanic population in the U.S.
“I am extremely humbled to have been selected as the first recipient of the Goya Hispanic Achievement Award,” said Plasencia.” “I share this recognition with the millions of U.S. Hispanics who every day work tirelessly to fulfill the American Dream and contribute honorably to our nation for their families and future generations.”
Goya Foods is a founding member of the Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber fosters the economic ties between Spain and the U.S. and represents the interests of companies that have established, or are interested in establishing, business and commercial relationships between the two countries.
“We are truly honored to host and organize this prestigious event for one of our founding members, Goya Foods,” stated Xavier Ruiz, Chairman of the Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Mr. Plasencia will be presented with the I Goya Hispanic Achievement Award due to his great contributions to advancing the social, business and political objectives of the Hispanic Community.”