“Sergio epitomizes everything that one looks for in an honoree,” said Grace Tillinghast, chair of Rochester Hispanic Business Association, an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance. “He is a respected business leader who made Rochester his home. He is very involved in the community, and over the years has held a number of prominent leadership positions. We are thrilled to be able to honor him.”
Esteban, a native of Madrid, Spain, has lived in Rochester since 1978, and is a past president of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association. He is the incoming chairman of the board of GEVA Theatre, and currently serves as chairman of the Rochester Riverside Convention Center and as a trustee the Monroe Community College Foundation, Nazareth College and the Rochester Economic Development Corp.
In his more than 30 year, award-winning career as a manager and civil engineer, Esteban has been in charge of many high profile projects in this region, including the redevelopment of the Midtown Plaza site, the Port of Rochester and High Falls/Brown’s Race.
“Sergio brings a positive spirit, countless energy and boundless enthusiasm to every individual and organization he serves,” said LaBella President Robert A. Healy, who nominated Esteban. “His passion lies with a sincere desire for the betterment of everyone around him.”
Esteban will be honored at RHBA’s annual Business Person of the Year Luncheon and Expo, set for Sept. 25 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Past recipients of the Hispanic Business Person of the Year Award include Dr. Emeterio Otero of Monroe Community College, R. Carlos Carballada of the City of Rochester, Hiram Hernandez, Sr. of First Capital Payments and Jacklyn Ortiz of State Farm Insurance.
The Keynote Speaker of the event will be Mr. José María Cirujano, Vice President – Operations – Iberdrola USA.
From Press Release dated July 20, 2012
About this Year’s Award
LUNCHEON & EXPO
September 25, 2012
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Expo: 10:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45 per person