“I’m blessed to be a part of this project. There are millions of children suffering throughout Latin America and the United States. Maestro Cares Foundation is making a positive change in the lives of these children. I look forward to the continuous growth and expansion of the organization. I hope Maestro Cares will inspire others to do the same.”
Marc Anthony, international pop icon and singer, is the world’s best-selling tropical salsa artist and has the most number-one albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts.
In April 2015, Marc Anthony added to his success by announcing the formation of a new, diverse entertainment company, Magnus Media, whose operating units include an artist management company, music publishing, digital content creation, film & television, a music label, a sports division and an entertainment-centric marketing practice focused on employing the power of top Latino content creators in the U.S. and worldwide.
Despite all his fame and success in the entertainment industry, perhaps his most important work began in January 2012, when he collaborated with Henry Cardenas to create Maestro Cares Foundation, intended to address the housing, academic and health challenges that orphaned children face each day in developing Latin American countries.
“Maestro Cares is one of the biggest projects ever for me. It’s definitely the most rewarding one because of the benefits it will bring for orphaned children all over Latin America who really need our help. Beyond providing basic needs, I want to increase the academic programs at the orphanages because everyone deserves a good education. That’s a major priority for me with Maestro Cares. It’s very sad when children don’t have the basic needs, like food and clothing, things that we take for granted. Children are full of life and they deserve to be nurtured, in both mind and body. They are our future and we need to take care of them. I’m fortunate to be able to give back. It really is a labor of love. There’s nothing like making a positive impact on someone.”
Mr. Henry Cardenas has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc. since September 2003.
A renowned and respected industry leader, Mr. Cardenas has spent the last 30 years managing, producing and executing some of the biggest and most original live Latin entertainment events in the U.S. and across Latin America. Prior to launching CMN, Mr. Cardenas served for more than 16 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cardenas/Fernandez & Associates (CFA). There, he was instrumental in making CFA the largest Hispanic production company of sports, music and other live entertainment events in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
In 2011, he was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and in 2015, Billboard named him as one of its Top “Latin Power Players.” CMN continues to increase revenue growth under his leadership and guidance.
Mr. Cardenas has always made giving back to the community a priority, and that is why in 2012, he teamed up with his friend of more than 20 years, Marc Anthony, to create a foundation that would help orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America.
Pete Amaro is the Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer at Luminary Media, a subscription-based podcast platform focused on delivering exclusive podcasting content from the world’s leading creators. Mr. Amaro has spent over 15 years advising, investing and operating companies across the media and technology ecosystem. Pete is also passionate about philanthropy and has dedicated his energy to educational and Latino-focused initiatives.
Ms. Sotomayor is the Executive Vice President at Cardenas Marketing Network, where she has worked with many Fortune 500 brands. In addition to her career, Elena is also passionate about philanthropy. She regularly volunteers and mentors children in the Dominican Republic.
AMALIA GOMEZ MICONE
A committed, proactive and creative professional, Amalia has been involved in many nonprofits including Susan G. Komen and The DREAM Project and numerous business initiatives.
Advisory Board Member
Martha Korman-Zumwalt is a Vice President for Strategic Business Positioning for Crossroads Advisory. In this role she anticipates market directions and aligns strategy and outreach.
An entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist, Martha and her late husband founded National Graphic Imaging (NGI) as a family business which then matured rapidly into employee-owned corporation. NGI started in 1986, with a $50,000.00 investment and over 20 years grew annual revenues to over $26 Million. The company became the largest reprographics firm in the Southeastern United States.
In 2007, Martha sold NGI to American Reprographics Company (ARC) A NYSE $400 Million company where she became VP of Business Development due to her relationships with top executives, well known in the C-Suites across the country. She expanded business relationship with current and future National Clients. She drove revenue in ARC’s Global Solutions Division from $6 Million to $73 Million in seven short years.
Among myriad accolades for her success, she earned Woman Business of the Year in 1988, and the Tampa Bay Business Journal Women in Business award in 2002.
By 2015, she sat on the Advisory Board of OMNIEarth Inc, a group of scientists and entrepreneurs, who mission in life was to delivered constant stream of geo-analytics to help customers assess, manage and predict the changing world around them especially in water use. April 29, 2017 OMNIEarth was acquired by EagleView for undisclosed amount.
Today founder of NONI - a Digital Asset Management tool to help and protect clients of their Digital Estates.
In addition, she spends time serving on Non-Profit Boards and Foundation including the following.
Museum of the Bible - Ambassador
Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation - The Foundation was established to help children and teenagers avoid drug and alcohol addiction and reward those who show high academic achievement and adopt healthier lifestyles.
Albert Pujols Family Foundation - is a National not for profit agency that exists to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds and example.
Shaquille & Lucille O’Neal - Odessa Chambliss Quality of life Fund. This fund was created to establish scholarships for individuals seeking a career in Nursing.
Super Bowl Pray Breakfast Tampa 2021 - Executive Committee
Martha Korman Zumwalt spends much of her time today enjoying her extended family including 13 grandchildren.
Advisory Board Member
David M. Hryck is head of International Business and Structuring for the Duane Morris LLP firm. He advises clients on the tax and business aspects of structuring their investments for maximum profitability and has in-depth experience with cross-border investments and various licensing structures. David has international proficiency with corporations as well as with individuals across the globe, and he is recognized for his long track record of structuring transactions.
David is a valued and trusted advisor, board member, and mentor to several trusts and global charities. Currently, he serves as a trustee on various trusts of his clients. He serves on the board of directors of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and was a board member and Chairman of the Happy Hearts Fund. He is a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for Excellence Fund, founded by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and travels regularly to royal occasions around the world, advising on international interaction in Third World countries. David also served as a U.S. member of the Duke’s Business Advisory Group, headed by HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. He is also a board member of the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, founded by TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia.
David is a board member of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development, which was founded by Vuk Jeremić, President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 67th Session. David also serves as co-chair of the Board of Directors of Lang Lang International Music Foundation. David is also a board member of Pencils for Promise (POPs), and he serves as vice chair of the Asia Practice at the Asian American Bar of New York. David joined the honorary board of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, founded by HRH Prince Philip and chaired by HRH Prince Edward. He recently joined the Board of Directors of the Mariano Rivera Foundation.
David was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Advisory Board Member
Bianca Bucaram is an award winning public relations professional. She has been honored as PR News’ Rising Stars 30 & Under, Women in the Fast Lane by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of commerce, and has also been recognized as one of Houston's Dynamic women and one of the top female business professionals in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.
As lead publicist at The Bucaram PR Group, Ms. Bucaram is a top notch example of a young woman with natural publicist charm and charisma who uses her bilingual public relations skills to positively impact her local community and national audience for good. She has pioneered various cause-related public relations and marketing initiatives which have impacted Houston in a positive way. She is comfortable working across all genres both with traditional and grassroots public relations strategies while also thinking out of the box with creative marketing skills. She has made valuable connections in Television, Print Media, Digital Media promoting her clients in the music, fashion, sports and sports marketing, and legal industries.
Through strategic planning, trend watching, and consistently building press and industry contacts, she has successfully placed stories in KPRC-2, ABC-13 KTRK, Huffington Post, CNBC, HollyWood Today Live, The Hallmark Home and Family Channel, CNN, CNN en Español, CultureMap, Houston Chronicle, Dubai Chronicles, PaperCity, LOCAL Magazine, Houston Business Journal, and many other broadcast and print mediums. Her expertise does not stop there, with an extended outreach of media professionals, Bianca prides herself on getting clients exposure in all areas of media from radio, to TV, to print and more. Bianca also specializes in building community relations.
Executive Director – Wealth Advisor
Family Wealth Director
Corporate Client Group Director
Sports and Entertainment Director
Dedicated Equity Plan Specialist
International Client Advisor