Vote Now for Coors Light 2015 Líder of the Year

Winner Will Receive $25,000 Grant toward Development of Hispanic
Community Program

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coors Light has announced this year’s Líderes, a group of 12
exceptional Latino leaders of legal drinking age who are committed to
helping their communities through empowering programs. The 12 Líderes were
nominated by national and local nonprofit organizations and selected by
Coors Light based on their achievements and impact in the Hispanic

The general public will be able to help select the Coors Light 2015 Líder
of the Year through an online voting competition, which runs today
from September 15, 2015 at 11:00 am (Central Time) through
October 29, 2015 at 11:00 am (Central Time) on
The winner will receive a $25,000 grant to develop and implement a
community leadership program with his/her sponsoring nonprofit
organization and in partnership with Coors Light. Voting rules and
restrictions at
Must be 21 years or older. Void where prohibited.

“For nearly a decade, the Coors Light Líderes program has
recognized 128 Latino leaders who are inspiring others and making a
difference to improve the quality of life in communities across the
country,” said Karina Diehl, Director, Community Commerce and
Partnerships at MillerCoors. “We applaud the outstanding accomplishments
and dedication of each Líder and are excited about awarding the
2015 Líder of the Year with a $25,000 grant that will help
support the Latino community.”

The 2015 Coors Light Líderes include philanthropists, mentors,
community organizers and volunteers. They are:

1. Aarón Enrique Almada, Washington, DC
nonprofit: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

2. Amanda L. Hernandez, New York, NY
nonprofit: Latino Medical Student Association

3. Candi CdeBaca, Denver, CO
nonprofit: Latino Leadership Institute

4. Debbie Cortez, Skokie, IL
nonprofit: National Society of Hispanic MBAs

5. Fernando Antonio Osornio, Plano, TX
nonprofit: Parents Step Ahead

6. Heriberto Reynoso, Brownsville, TX
nonprofit: ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute

7. JoAnna Michelle Cintron, Denver, CO
nonprofit: Denver Film Society

8. John Gutierrez, Irvine, CA
Nominating nonprofit: Life
& Hope Foundation

9. Marucci Guzman, Orlando, FL
Nominating nonprofit:
Latino Leadership Inc.

10. Miguel Angel Concepcion Thomas, Philadelphia, PA
nonprofit: The Lighthouse, Inc.

11. Paul Carrillo, Lynwood, CA
Nominating nonprofit:
Southern California Crossroads

12. Rebecca Rhenae Rodriguez, Peoria, AZ
nonprofit: Latina Strong Foundation

Since 2006, the Coors Light Líderes program has raised awareness
and highlighted the achievements of national and local leaders within
the Hispanic community. The 2014 Coors Light Líder of the Year
Adan Gonzalez, in partnership with non-profit organization AVANCE
Dallas, used the $25,000 grant to develop a Latino leadership program
designed to help Hispanics access opportunities to pursue higher
education, navigate the college application process and apply for
financial aid and scholarships.

The Coors Light Líderes program offers up-and-coming Latino
professionals leadership tools, counsel and networking opportunities.
Join the conversation at,,
and on Twitter using #CoorsLightLideres.

About Coors Brewing Company

Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the
Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the
pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery’s original
and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (,, still brewed exclusively in Golden using
only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light
(,, @CoorsLight on Twitter) was
introduced in 1978 and now is the second-best-selling beer in the United
States. Triple-filtered smooth Keystone Light (, is one the country’s most popular economy
beers. Coors Brewing Company operates in the United States and Puerto
Rico as part of MillerCoors, a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson
Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at, at or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.


Kenneth Harley, 312.496.2973
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