Latino Magazine honored Anne L. Alonzo, President and CEO of the American Egg Board (AEB), with one of its prestigious BRAVA Awards for exemplary leadership supporting and mentoring Latinas across the United States at a special 2017 BRAVA Awards Luncheon held at The University Club, Chicago, on Sept. 28.
Loosely translated as “courage,” the BRAVA Awards recognize awardees’ commitment to advancing Latinas through mentorship, whether in the corporate, nonprofit or government fields. Recipients are selected based on a history of demonstrating integrity, leadership and high performance and inspiring others.
“We are proud to recognize Anne Alonzo for her achievements, as well as her willingness to help others achieve success,” said Alfredo Estrada, Publisher of LATINO Magazine.
“I’m honored by this special recognition and especially touched to be presented with a BRAVA Award in my home town of Chicago. I also commend LATINO magazine for focusing attention on the importance of developing and mentoring Latinas. It is both my privilege and duty to share my career experiences and counsel to develop and empower this country’s future Latina leaders,” said Alonzo.
Prior to joining the AEB, Alonzo forged a highly successful and diverse career in the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. Most recently, she served as the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Vice President at Kraft Foods, Senior Vice President at the National Foreign Trade Council, Washington, D.C., as well as other senior roles in environment, trade and international relations.
A Chicago native, she holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law.