El Planeta Newspaper, the largest circulating Spanish publication in Massachusetts, has released its seventh annual Powermeter list in its February 24th publication. This is a unique sought after list of the 100 most influential people for the stateÂ’s current Hispanic community. The honorees will be recognized at the annual Powermeter reception on Monday, February 27, 2012, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). The event will take place in the soaring, glass-enclosed Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard. Guests will also be invited to view works of art in the adjoining Art of the Americas Wing.

The Powermeter list is a testimony of the influence that these 100 powerful individuals have had in the Hispanic community and the community at large. In order to select the 100 individuals that comprise the list, El Planeta holds a nomination process open to the public. With an average of 400 nominees collected each year, a panel of judges from the community and the paperÂ’s editorial staff selected those, whom based on their merits throughout 2011, deserve to be called «one of the 100».

Within this yearÂ’s list, forty-five percent of the Powermeter winners are women, and 13 percent are not Latinos. About 22 percent of the honorees work in the corporate sector and 18 percent are business owners. Approximately 21 percent of the selected individuals work in the arts, culture or media fields. Thirteen percent work in education.

The publication is printed in a bi-lingual format, including Spanish and English translations. The list is also available for online viewing featuring each honorees profile and picture at

For more information about the Powermeter event, please contact Rafael Ulloa at or call 617-937-5912.

For more information about the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, please contact Amelia Kantrovitz at, or call 617.369.4964.

Nader Acevedo | US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | President
Rosalin Acosta | TD Bank Wealth Management | New England Wealth Market Leader
Eduardo Aguilú Semidey | Latin American Health Institute | Executive Director
Stella Aguirre-McGregor | URBANO Project | Founder and Director
María Alamo | La Comunidad, Inc | Community Organizer
Marcela Aldaz | Capital Formation Group | Relationship Manager
Marcony Almeida | Brazilian Magazine | Editor
Greg Almieda | Global View Communications | Founder and Principal
Patricia Alvarado Núñez | La Plaza, WGBH | Series Producer
Alba Álvarez-Cote | Foundation for Financial Education | Business Development Director
Ferdinand Alvaro | Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLP | Partner
Pedro Arce | Eastern Bank | Vice President, Business Banking Group
Félix G. Arroyo | Boston City Council | City Councilor
Carolina Avellaneda | McCarter & English LLP | Partner
Dominic Avellani | East Boston Adult Education Center | Executive Director and Founder
Hector y Lillian Bauzá | Bauza and Associates | Founders and Directors
Aixa Beauchamp | Beauchamp & Associates | President
Jeanette Beltrán | Susan G. Komen for the Cure | Director of Community Initiatives
Joe Betancourt | MGH’s Disparities Solution Center | Director
Enrique Caballero | Joslin Latino Diabetes Initiative | Director
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