During the annual celebration of the contributions Americans of Hispanic descent has made to the nation, AL DÍA will recognize again, for the 7th consecutive year, those we called the Archetypes of our presence in the United States.
That presence dates back to the very beginning of our republic in the city of Philadelphia, the cradle of the American Democracy.
This Annual Gala honors 10 Archetypes of our Heritage with the "Ambassador Manuel Torres Award"— named after the only Hispanic buried for the past 200 years in Holy ground in Philadelphia, in the historic area of the city where our nation was born.
The event attracts from across the nation the most accomplished individuals in Public Service, Education, Entrepreneurship, Corporate leadership, Non-Profit, Sports, Performing Arts, Philanthropy, Media, and Health.
September 23, 2022
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
The Union League of Philadelphia
We are proud to present the 7th Annual Celebration of America’s Hispanic Heritage in the Mid-Atlantic Region, the 2022 AL DÍA Archetypes: “Ambassador Manuel Torres Awards”.
We are proud of the seven-year partnership with the local Television station, 6abc, and we look forward to making this successful program available to every single household across the nation -- and the world -- through linear television, 6abc.com, and the family of apps on connected TV (Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast).
Exclusive TV Media Partner
The “Archetypes” in 2022 are the best reflections of excellence among Americans of Latino descent in the current century in the areas of Health, Education, Science, Public Service, the Arts and the Entrepreneurship, among others.
MARÍA ELENA SALINAS
American Broadcast Journalist, News Anchor, and Author ABC News Contributor
Anchor and Reporter, 6abc
40th U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
JOSE VELEZ SILVA
Vice President, Multicultural IMC Brand Marketing at Comcast
Restaurateur, James Beard Award winner, author and Iron Chef
President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
RUBEN AMARO JR.
Former professional baseball outfielder and General Manager. He was named the GM of the Philadelphia Phillies on November 3, 2008
CEO and Co-Founder of New Majority Ready. Currently serves on the board of directors for Victoria Secret where she leads multicultural marketing and strategic planning.
DR. ANA PUJOLS MCKEE
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer of The Joint Commission.
Musician, producer, activist and DJ who has spent the last 40 years of his career supporting Latino artists, promoting Latin music education and fighting to position salsa on the center stage in Philadelphia.
President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA)
2022 ADVISORY BOARD
President and CEO, PECO
Honorable Nelson A. Diaz
Counsel, Dilworth Paxson
PETER S. LONGSTRETH
President, Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia & Honorary Consul of Uruguay in Philadelphia
HONORABLE NELSON A. DIAZ
Counsel, Dilworth Paxson
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Bernie Prazenica is President and General Manager of WPVI-TV/6abc
Pedro Ramos, President & CEO, Philadelphia Foundation
Kevin B. Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
James D. Narron, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank Philadelphia
Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia
Leslie Richards, General Manager at SEPTA
Katherine Levins, Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Temple University Health System
Mayra Bergman, Vice President of Communications, PECO
Anne Bovaird Nevins, President of PIDC
Paul A. Tufano - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas
Pedro Rivera, President, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Gregg Caren, President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Larry Dubinski, President and CEO, The Franklin Institute
Margo Robinson. VP, Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO at AmeriHealth Caritas
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, President of Villanova University
Michael Innocenzo. President and CEO, PECO
Patrick Ward, PA Market President, WSFS Bank
Mary Stengel Austen, Chief Executive Officer at Tierney
Joanne Corte Grossi, AARP Pennsylvania State President
Dr. Mary Ellen Caro, President & CEO of Peirce College
Joel Helmke, Chief Operating Officer, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Jordan Rambo, Managing Director at Accenture
Malik Brown, President & CEO, Graduate! Philadelphia
Catherine M. Cahill - The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
John J. McNichol, President and CEO of the. Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
Matt Rader, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Helen Drinan, Interim President, Cabrini University
Dr. Anne Prisco, President, Holy Family University