Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Honors Mario Benabe with the 40 Under 40 Award

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Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Iota Alpha Announces Inaugural 40 Under 40 2019 Honorees

New York, New York – July 18, 2019

Phi Iota Alpha today has named the honorees in its first class of distinguished alumni under the age of 40.

The Forty Under Forty award is a new program presented by Phi Iota Alpha National Alumni Association, designed to recognize young alumni that are leading the way in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

The inaugural class of honorees aspires to uphold the core values of Phi Iota Alpha of Fuerza, Integridad, y Amistad. They have demonstrated a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with Phi Iota Alpha and have made an impact in business, research, art, leadership, community, educational, and/or philanthropic endeavors.

This year’s class of outstanding young alumni will be honored during the National Convention Awards Banquet being held in Tampa, Florida on July 27, 2019.

The Phi Iota Alpha National Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2019:

  • Christian Aquino – Beta Lambda Chapter
  • Sergio Barrera – Beta Lambda
  • Mario Benabe – Sigma Chapter
  • Edwin Berroa – Beta Chapter
  • Marlon Boutin – Alpha Alpha Chapter
  • Alejandro Calderon – Beta Xi Chapter
  • Cristino Chavez – Theta Chapter
  • Kristopher Donahue – Tau Chapter
  • Inez Escareño – Beta Eta Chapter
  • Francisco Escobar – Alpha Gamma Chapter
  • Juan Pablo Esquivel – Roosevelt University
  • Nicholas Figueroa – Beta Chapter
  • Rigoberto Flores – Phi Chapter
  • Rene Garcia Alpha – Nu Chapter
  • Rafael Garcia Alpha – Lambda Chapter
  • Ruben Garcia Alpha – Nu Chapter
  • Rafael Gonzalez – Alpha Delta Chapter
  • Rolando Gonzalez – Phi Chapter
  • Cesar Hurtado Alpha – Lambda Chapter
  • Kenneth Sebastian Leon – Alpha Mu Chapter
  • Luis Lopez – Alpha Upsilon Chapter
  • Francisco Lugo – Chi Chapter
  • Rafael Martinez – Alpha Epsilon Chapter
  • Rafael Martinez – Sigma Chapter
  • Johnathan Martinez – Pi Chapter
  • Jason Nova – Beta Alpha Chapter
  • Abel Nunez – Pi Chapter
  • Carlos Ornelas – Alpha Eta Chapter
  • Aaron Palacios – Tau Chapter
  • Nicholas Pappas – Alpha Chapter
  • Kevin Prado – Alpha Gamma Chapter
  • Andrew Rios – Mu Chapter
  • Peter Rojas – Alpha Iota Chapter
  • Cesar Rosales – Alpha Nu Chapter
  • Hector Sabido – Tau Chapter
  • Juan Ramiro Sarmiento – Beta Xi Chapter
  • David Serna – Alpha Gamma Chapter
  • Oscar Silva – Tau Chapter
  • Salvador Villareal – Alpha Omicron Chapter
  • Marco Villegas – Omicron Chapter

About Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino Greek leadership in the global community. For over 87 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.