Eugenio Marlin Named Hispanic Business Person of the Year

The Rochester Hispanic Business Association (RHBA), a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, named Eugenio Marlin its 2017 Hispanic Business Person of the Year.  Marlin serves as executive vice president of Ibero-American Development Corporation, an entity that specializes in developing affordable housing and other structures for community use.

Rochester Hispanic Business Association Chairwoman Vilma Burgos Torres said, “Whatever he does, Eugenio is tireless and a great role model for the younger generation.”

Marlin previously served as vice president for development and communications at Ibero.  He also operated Marlin Communications Group as a sole proprietor as well as writing and editing several Spanish language publications. Marlin is the first Dominican to be honored as RHBA Hispanic Business Person of the Year.  Prior honorees trace their roots to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

Marlin said, “I am honored to be named Hispanic Business Person of the Year, acknowledging that this distinction equally belongs to those who in the past and in the present have collaborated in the work that we do.”

The Rochester Hispanic Business Association honors Marlin as the 28th annual Hispanic Business Person of the Year at a gala luncheon September 26 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.RochesterHBA.org or contact Michele Hefferon at Michele.Hefferon@GreaterRochesterChamber.com or (585) 256-4614.  

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