Jorge A. Plasencia Receives Maestro Award in Leadership from Latino Leaders Magazine

Publication’s highest honor bestowed to four Hispanic leaders

MIAMI – October 11, 2023 –  Latino Leaders Magazine has named Jorge A. Plasencia, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Republica Havas, as the recipient of the 2023 Maestro Award in Leadership for his exceptional dedication and service to his business and community.

A tribute to “the best of the best” and the highest honor bestowed by the magazine, the annual Latino Leaders Maestro Awards recognize Hispanics who have reached the pinnacle of their professional careers and inspire others to achieve greatness. Honorees are outstanding leaders working in business, education, civil service, medicine, technology and other industries across six major U.S. cities – Miami, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, and San Francisco.

In addition to Plasencia, this year’s Maestro recipients in Miami included: Maestro of Innovation – Andrea Lisbona, Founder & CEO, Touchland; Maestro of Entrepreneurship – Jose Mas, Chief Executive Officer, MasTec, Inc.; and Maestro of Community Service – Nestor Plana, Chairman and CEO, Independent Living Systems.

“For Latino Leaders Magazine, the Maestro Awards is the highest recognition we present,” said Jorge Ferraez, Publisher. “We celebrate the success stories, accomplishments, and triumphs of leaders that have made history, and continue to make history, in our community.” 

The awards ceremony featured interviews with the four award winners. In it, Ferraez introduced Plasencia as “a man with a passion for media and also a hardworking discipline.”

“What drives me every day is my zest for life, for doing good and for connecting people,” said Plasencia. “I’m always curious and eager to keep learning and growing, and I’m committed to doing work that positively impacts our clients, our team at Republica Havas and our community.”

To watch Plasencia’s presentation, click HERE.


About Republica Havas Group

Republica Havas is a global communications company providing culture-forward marketing solutions to Fortune 500 and blue-chip brands through its Creative, Media, Health & Wellness, and Experiences divisions. The Miami-based agency has won numerous international awards and honors, including Cannes Lions, London International (LIA), Effies, Clios, and Ojos. Founded in 2006, NMSDC minority-certified Republica Havas is the lead multicultural partner of Havas, one of the world’s largest communications groups with over 700 agencies in 100 countries. For more information, visit and follow @republicahavas on social media.