Tysons Corner, VA – September 6, 2016 - The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced Anthony (Tony) Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer of MicroTech will receive the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) Award for Technology at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards on September 22, 2016, in Washington, DC. The Awards recognize the contributions and accomplishments of Latino leaders in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Actress/Singer Angelica Maria, Author Junot Díaz, Businessman George Herrera and Singer J Balvin were announced earlier as Honorees.
In selecting Jimenez for this award, Foundation leaders point to his work, not only in the field of Technology, but also as a “visionary innovator, veteran, leader, and entrepreneur.” The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has given this extremely prestigious award to top educators, physicians, innovators, business professionals, community leaders, elected officials, celebrities and artists.
“I am honored and humbled to join such a distinguished group of current and past honorees to receive this amazing award many consider the most prestigious honor from the Latino community,” says Tony Jimenez. “Technology has not only given me the ability to open doors and create opportunities for others in our community, it has inspired other Latinos to follow in our footsteps. Technology truly is an equalizer! I want to thank my wife Lilli; Mis Hijos, my children; our friends; our valued MicroTech employees; and Nuestra Grand Familia, our community!”
The audience for the Awards Ceremony includes up to 2,000 people, including members of Congress, White House officials, ambassadors, business and community leaders, celebrities and youths. The evening is co-hosted by more than 40 top national Latino organizations, and the White House hosts a briefing for the honorees and performers.
Created by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Heritage Awards are considered one of the highest honors for Hispanics in the United States. Past honorees have included Rita Moreno, Placido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Tito Puente, Anthony Quinn, Carlos Gutierrez, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Jose Feliciano, Isabel Allende, Alejandro Sanz, Oscar De La Hoya, Gloria Estefan, Martin Sheen, Andy Garcia and Juan Luis Guerra, among many others.
About MicroTech: MicroTech, a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), has had noteworthy success since its inception in 2004. Under Mr. Jimenez’s leadership, the privately owned company has experienced exponential growth and has been repeatedly recognized as a small business success story. Described as the “hottest Hispanic business in the nation,” MicroTech was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Hispanic Company in the Nation for three consecutive years by Hispanic Business Magazine. MicroTech was also named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Companies in the Nation for five consecutive years and has been repeatedly listed on Washington Technology’s annual list of the Top 100 Government Contractors.
MicroTech provides Cloud Computing, Technology Services, Cyber Security Solutions, Products & Managed Service Solutions, Network Systems Integration, Big Data Management, Telecom Solutions & Integration and Financial Services to the public sector, as well as commercial enterprises. ISO 20000 and ISO 9001:2008 certified, CMMI Maturity Level 3 rated in Services & Development and ITIL management qualified, MicroTech is headquartered just outside the Nation's Capital in Tysons Corner, Virginia, with key offices in New Jersey, Virginia; Georgia, and Mexico City. To learn more, visit www.MicroTech.net. Follow MicroTech on Twitter.
About Tony Jimenez: Tony is the award-winning Founder, President, and CEO of MicroTech, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). He is an active member of the technology industry and an advocate for the Veteran, Hispanic and Small Business communities. As a respected business owner, successful entrepreneur, and award-winning small business advocate, Jimenez is always willing to go that extra mile! To learn more, visit www.microtech.net/meet-ceo