Join Us For:

2019 Inaugural

Hispanic Heritage Awards

Coming Soon!

The purpose of this event is to honor the achievements of men and women in the Hispanic business

community in Southern California.



This business has demonstrated concern for the community above and beyond its own self- preservation. Other businesses or community members have benefitted from their efforts. This organization inspires others.


This business has demonstrated tenacity, strength, and determination to continue moving forward in the face of life and business adversities. This company has maintained its spirit and purpose despite economic downturns globally and locally.


This award will be presented to a group of young entrepreneurs who have demonstrated hard work and determination as they pursue success; show a great potential for growth; think outside the box; and, understand the need to make the world around us a better place, as demonstrated by socially responsible actions. These recipients are the future leaders in the Hispanic community, and the world as a whole.

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Wren Interviewing Mellody

Event Moderator Wren T. Brown interviewing Ms. Mellody Hobson, at the July 21 Black Business Leaders Hall of Fame event at the Huntington Library.

Master of Ceremonies Wren T. Brown

Master of Ceremonies Wren T Brown

Our Masterful Master of Ceremonies, Wren T. Brown, was poised, classy, humble, and did a marvelous job bringing a wonderful spirit to the event! Wren will MC the 2nd Annual event in May 2017!

Hart Leadership Center Foundation Founders Laurieann and Ed Hart

HLCF Founders Laurieann and Ed Hart

Hart Leadership Center Foundation co-founders Laurieann and Ed Hart, at the end of a long, rewarding night!

Dawnn Lewis

Grammy Award-Winner Dawnn Lewis Entertains and Inspires the Crowd!

Award Presenter Ms. Dawnn Lewis, entertained the crowd with her grace, humor, and passion!

Reverend Thurmond

Reverend Thurmond Offers Stirring Invocation

Reverend Dr. William Thurmond set the tone for the evening with a stirring, powerful invocation, asking for God’s grace and blessings on the event. God responded!

The mission of the Hart Leadership Center is to honor and recognize current business leaders, and to invest in the development of the leaders of the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the Black Business Leaders Hall of Fame, or Hart Leadership Center, email us at, or call us at 714-458-3064.

How can I sponsor this event?
Simply contact, or call us at 714-458-3064
What type of volunteer opportunities are there for this event?
We need help reaching the elite black business leaders and companies that wish to get their message in front of this audience; and we are seeking event night volunteers, as well!
Will there be additional Black Business Leaders events around the country?
Yes! In fact, we already have an event in the works in Atlanta, GA, in the Spring of 2017!