Hispanic Public Relations Association Honors TechnoServe Board Member

October 02, 2015

Mike Fernandez, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cargill, will receive the inaugural Pioneer of the Year Award for his accomplishments and leadership as a communications professional.

Mike Fernandez, who joined TechnoServe’s Board of Directors earlier this year, will be recognized by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) as the first-ever recipient of the National Pioneer of the Year Award at the HPRA National Bravo Awards on October 8.

As Corporate Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cargill, Mike leads Cargill’s global corporate affairs activities, including government relations, global issues management, corporate communications, brand and marketing services, and corporate social responsibility. Before joining Cargill in 2010, he served as the chief communications officer for four Fortune 500 companies (State Farm, ConAgra Foods, Cigna and US West).

"As a communications professional, Mike's accomplishments and leadership in the industry [have] been recognized by many Latino and non-Latino organizations," said Andy Checo, president of HPRA. "The Pioneer Award shines a spotlight upon accomplished professionals that serve as trailblazers, paving the path for other professionals to embark and further continue their journey. We are honored to present this recognition to Mr. Fernandez."

TechnoServe is proud to have talented leaders like Mike Hernandez serve on its Board of Directors. The leadership that the Board provides ensures that the organization faithfully pursues its mission and has the resources and direction it needs to be successful.