Awards & Recognitions

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Young President Organization Member —Since 2014

Crain’s Magazine Top 40 Under 40 Honoree —2011

New City Magazine Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago — Named #2 on list

“Windy City Live” TV Show Guest & Contributor —2014

Chicago’s Filipino Asian American Man of the Year —2014

Asian American Advancing Justice’s Milestone Makers Award Recipient —2014

The Executive’s Breakfast Club Speaker —2013

Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame Business Leadership Award Recipient —2011

Latino Fashion Week Business Catalyst Award Recipient —2010

FGI Fashion Group International Rising Star Award Recipient —2008

Fashion For Life Award Recipient —2012

AABE Annual Award for Business Excellence —2010

Athletes Against DrugsA Stedman Graham Charity, Board of Directors Member —2012

Chinatown Chamber of Commerce’s Miss Friendship Ambassador Judge —2013

Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser Spearhead of two fundraisers, sending 9 tons of relief goods to the Philippines —2013

FACT Filipino Americans Coming Together Conference Speaker —2013

Chicago Social Magazine Featured in Fashion Smarts —2012

Michigan Ave Magazine Featured as one of Chicago’s 12 Most Noteworthy Men —2012

NEXT Fashion Chicago Host Commuter —2012

Michigan Ave Magazine Cause Celebs Top Philanthropist —2011

Edward J. Williams Community Leadership Award Recipient —2010

MR MagazineContemporary Round Table for Fashion Member

Chicago Gateway Green Co-Chair

One Man Chicago Judge

MR MagazineUptown and Downtown Awards Recipient —2009

Latino Fashion Week Proud supporter since —2010

Kollaboration Chicago Judge —2010

Miss Wicker Park Judge —2010

Edward J. Williams Community Leadership Award Recipient —2010

DDI Fashion Mentor

Selected as Panelist for the Business Marketing Association and sponsored by music/tv incubator—2112 in the spring of 2016.

Speaker At Ascene’s annual career pathway seminar held at the University of Illinois in Chicago Spring 2016.