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Mauricio Guerra, The Dow Chemical Company’s (Dow) chief information security officer and director, Information Compliance and Risk Management, was recently selected as the recipient of a Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) award for Information Technology Distinction.
HENAAC awards are distributed by Great Minds in STEM (GMiS), an organization that seeks to highlight and honor the achievements of the nation’s best and brightest Hispanic engineers, scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists and technology experts.
Guerra is part of the thirtieth class of award-winning leaders in science, technology, engineering and math recognized by GMiS. The information technology distinction award recognizes the world-class contributions of software and hardware engineers at the cutting edge of networking, cloud computing, cybersecurity, mobile app development, and the many other technologies that drive the internet and digitally connect the world.
“This is a great honor for Mauricio and for Dow,” said Melanie Kalmar, corporate vice president, chief information officer and chief digital officer for Dow. “This recognition is not only well deserved for Mauricio but also demonstrates Dow’s ongoing, industry-wide thought leadership.”
Nominated by Kalmar, Guerra was one of 26 honorees chosen this year by a selection committee composed of industry, academic and government professionals. He will be honored during the formal awards presentation at the HENAAC awards to be held this October in Pasadena, California.
The annual HENAAC Awards recognize the achievements of America’s top engineers and scientists within the Hispanic community. Nominees undergo a rigorous, highly respected review process and award winners are recognized each fall at the HENAAC Conference.
“We are pleased to honor Mauricio Guerra for being an outstanding role model for young people seeking careers in STEM,” said Anna M. Park, CEO, GMiS.
Numerous Dow employees have been honored with HENAAC Awards over the years, including most recently Pedro Suarez (2009), Mauro Gregorio (2014), Ester Baiget (2015) and Andre Argenton (2017).