Work curated for the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, American Enterprise exhibition, Washington, D.C., 2015

Pacesetter Distinguished Alumni Award, Ferris State University, 2016
Hispanic Business of the Year, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2013 (for Latino Branding Power)
Graphic Design USA’s Hispanic Graphic Design Awards, 2013
Graphic Design USA‘s American Graphic Design Awards, 2012
Citations of Excellence, American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, 1995, 1997, 1998

Presentations & Appearances
Presentation: Grand Circus, Grand Rapids, MI – Bootstrapping your Marketing Strategy for a Diverse Audience, 2017
Presentation: Lansing Regional Chamber of 
Guest panelist: GRAPE – Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence Speaker Series, Amway Headquarters, Ada, MI – Latino Branding: A Critical Marketing Trend, 2014
Guest panelist and presenter: Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) National Conference, Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY – R.E.A.C.H.: How Latino Small Business Owners Can Create Opportunities Within the General Market, 2013
Member presentation: West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI – Transcreation, Branding, and Media, 2013
Guest panelist: Davenport University Secrets of Success Speaker Series, Grand Rapids, MI, 2012Guest panelist: Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) National Conference, Houston, TX – Understanding the New Hispanic Consumer, 2012
Guest radio appearance: Radio in Black and White, 2012

Member profile feature: Membership Directory for West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2013-14
Innovation news feature: Rapids Growth Media, 2012
Q&A interview: Bicultural Mom, 2011
Q&A interview: Nao Media, 2011

Social Media Marketing and Branding: Fundación Latino Americana Contra el SIDA (FLAS Inc.), a SAMHSA grantee managed by the MayaTech Corporation, Houston, TX, 2013

Guest blogging
Finalist for the Intercultural Blog Carnival: The Relationship Between Language and Culture, 2012
Guest blogger: Hispanic Market Info, 2011
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