The Atlanta Falcons have selected Luis Aguilar as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the second annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2012 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.
The Falcons will honor Aguilar on September 30 at their Hispanic Heritage game against the Carolina Panthers.
Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He was named in 2009, 2010, and 2011 to the NACD Directorship 100, the Who's Who of the Boardroom. Since 2009, he has been elected annually by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the top 101 most influential Latinos in the U.S. Prior to becoming a Commissioner, he was regularly named as one the Best Lawyers in America, and named as one of Georgia's Super Lawyers. In 2005, he was named as member of the year by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has served on various boards, including Leadership Atlanta, Girl Scouts Council of Northwest Georgia, Inc., Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and The Latin American Association. Aguilar is a graduate of the University Of Georgia School Of Law, and received a master of laws degree in taxation from Emory University.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund of Atlanta will receive a $3,000 donation in Mr. Aguilar's honor.