Pedro Toledo, director of community and government relations for Redwood Community Health Coalition, has been selected by a public online vote as the 2013 MillerCoors Líder of the Year. Toledo will receive a $25,000 grant to implement a Latino leadership project with MillerCoors for the Redwood Community Health Coalition, which is dedicated to helping underserved families have access to health care.
“I’m honored to have been selected as the 2013 MillerCoors Líder of the Year,” Toledo said. “I thank everyone who voted for me – words cannot describe how proud I am of this achievement. I’m excited to use the grant to develop an educational program for parents to benefit the Sonoma County community.”
Toledo was among 12 outstanding Latino leaders nominated by local and national nonprofit organizations for their leadership and contributions to their communities.
“Through his work, Pedro is making an impact in his community,” said Alberto Senior, manager, multicultural community commerce and partnerships, MillerCoors. “On behalf of MillerCoors, we congratulate him on his win. Each of the 12 Líderes brought a unique perspective to the table, and we thank them for their commitment to the Hispanic community. At MillerCoors, we take pride in highlighting the work of emerging Latino leaders.”
Toledo is a trailblazing non-profit health care executive, a tireless advocate for students and a committed community leader. He also serves as the president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County. In his role at RCHC, he works to ensure that every student in Sonoma County has access to prevention-focused health care, affordable health insurance, and nutritious foods. He believes communities across the country prosper when young adults have access to higher education, and that businesses are only as strong as the people who work in them. Toledo also leads efforts to fundraise tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County.
Since 2006, the MillerCoors Líderes program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of emerging leaders within the Hispanic community through the online public voting competition and a national advertising campaign.