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2021 Annual Awards Gala Award Honorees

2021 Lucero Award Honoree – Ana Salas Siegel 

2020 Lucero Award Honoree – Eduardo Martínez

Ana Salas Siegel serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and oversees all legal resources, including the division’s Business & Legal Affairs team.  As a key member of the senior leadership team, she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the legal department and supervising all legal and business affairs issues impacting the group. In addition to overseeing strategic and complex commercial agreements, Salas Siegel works closely with NBCUniversal’s corporate legal resources on transactional, litigation and employment law, as well as intellectual property, labor relations and compliance matters.

Salas Siegel has been in the media and entertainment industry for almost 20 years. Previously, Salas Siegel worked at Fox Latin America Channels for 12 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs. In that role she was responsible for all legal matters relating to their pay TV channels, and production and sports facilities in Latin America, in addition to managing and developing the legal department. During her tenure, she also served as Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for Fox International Channels.  Prior to that, Salas Siegel served for four years as the Director of Business & Legal Affairs at Universal Studios Networks Latin America Inc.

In her spare time, Salas Siegel sits on the United Way of Miami’s Women’s Leadership Council. She is also a member of the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council as well as a board member of the Coral Gables Arts Cinema (non-profit independent art house cinema). As an alumna of Amherst College, she has served on the Presidential Selection Committee as well as the Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee.

Salas Siegel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts and a law degree from Harvard Law School and is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Florida and DC bars. In addition, she holds a Certificate in International Business Management from Georgetown University and a UK Solicitor’s Certificate from Oxford University.  


 2021 Corporate Leader Award Honoree – PwC accepted by Shannon Schuyler    

PwcOur new landmark strategy at PwC, The New Equation, is helping us be a more efficient, impactful firm, allowing us to leverage our community of solvers, combining the best of people and technology to further deliver on our purpose: to build trust in society and solve important problems. From our investments in tools, technology and upskilling, to our systems, programs and processes which help drive diversity, equity and inclusion, to our pro bono work and charitable donations, to our support for social justice organizations and our environmental sustainability efforts — we are committed to driving lasting change that benefits everyone.

The events of this past year were so profound, reverberating both within and outside of our organization. But instead of letting the enormity of this year stifle us, or disconnect us, we doubled down on our purpose, leaned into our new strategy and brought our workforce even closer together. In the face of seismic challenges, we did not let up. And our unwavering determination helped us gain momentum in our diversity, equity, and inclusion progress. While there is no finish line to our diversity journey, our goal is to continue to make progress and be a leader in digital transformation, purpose and inclusion and building trust. We have a responsibility to ourselves and all of our stakeholders to continue leading by example—with transparency, humility and empathy—and together, we can drive sustainable outcomes for years to come.

“Leaning into our purpose has laid the foundation for bold change and helped galvanize our efforts to foster cultures of belonging in our workplaces and society,” says PwC US Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer Shannon Schuyler. “Often, purpose can and will lead to thoughtful, deliberate behavior changes and actions driven by solidarity and embraced through allyship.”

2021 Legacy Leader Award Honoree – Juan Cartagena     


Immediate Past President & General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF and one of the nation’s leading voices on equality and nondiscrimination, Constitutional and Civil Rights Attorney Juan Cartagena inspires change to systems that marginalize communities of color. As a public speaker, and Rutgers University lecturer, Juan focuses extensively on Puerto Rican and Latino rights issues, including the community impacts of mass incarceration.

Juan is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University School of Law and is the recipient of multiple recognitions, including Dartmouth College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award, and the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Cesar Chavez Community Service Award. Juan lives in and represents the State of New Jersey, having previously served as a Municipal Court Judge in Hoboken and as General Counsel to the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.

Pro Bono Publico Award Honorees   

ljp headshotPro Bono Publico award honorees include:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Fried Frank LLP

Millbank Tweed LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP

Akin Gumo Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Skadde, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP