November 2nd, 2019
Boston Marriott, Copley Square
Alberto Vasallo III
Master of Ceremony
Alberto Vasallo lll - President and CEO of El Mundo Boston, an iconic Latino multimedia company that has been publishing, El Mundo Newspaper, the largest Latino newspaper in New England for the past 47 years. He is best know for his work with the community through El Mundo Boston and his hosting and producing career on WHDH, Channel 7. His television career spans over 25 years, currently making him the longest running Latino on-air personality in the market.
Born and raised in Boston, his entire life has been dedicated to working in the family business which has included radio, newspaper and events.
His father Alberto Vasallo, Jr. was born in Havana, Cuba and his mother, Flor, is a native of Ecuador, South America. He is a graduate of Boston College High School ('85) and Boston College ('89). In 2018, Alberto received an honorary degree from his alma mater Boston College, making him a Triple Eagle.
Randy Martinez, Director Strategic Diversity Management - CVS Health Corp.
Randy has been with CVS Health for 13 years. He serves the company as Director of Strategic Diversity Management where he is responsible for researching, recommending and executing the company’s enterprise Strategic Diversity
Management strategy in support of all business operations, which include CVS Caremark, CVS Pharmacy, CVS MinuteClinic, CVS Specialty and CVS Omnicare. He also has oversight to the Colleague Resource Group program and Training & Learning. He serves as the primary advisor to the VP of Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer and provides strategic advice and counsel to the company’s leadership on diversity management goals and strategies into all business and planning processes and practices.
Prior, he worked in Community Relations overseeing its activities within the company's central and eastern retail divisions. In his Community Relations role, he supported a five-year, $25 Million philanthropic initiative designed to support programs for children with
disabilities, along with supporting other areas of philanthropic focus, such as programs for the uninsured and underprivileged.
He and his former team were responsible for awarding up to $75M annually in philanthropic and corporate contributions through community grants, disaster relief, product donations, two chain-wide annual campaigns (ALS and St. Jude), and an end-of-the year Employee Giving Campaign. Prior to coming to CVS Health, he led and managed national advocacy
organizations out of Washington, DC where he started his career.
Randy holds a Master of Business Administration from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a Bachelor of Arts in English from George Mason University.
Born in Statesville, NC, Russell grew up in the late Sixties and was constantly listening to that great era's Soul, Blues and Gospel music, as well as absorbing the soundtracks from the popular movie musicals. Russell can often be found wherever good music and vocals are strong, and his soulful presence is often requested at Jazz, Pop and R&B gigs everywhere.
Russell started singing in Church, but it was an addiction to karaoke that helped refine and focus his talent that led him to perform publicly. He began his performance career with Fran D'Agostino. He’s also performed with Shikiboo Boston, Jennifer Antkowiak, and Tony Soul.
His powerful voice has attracted other musicians to work with him. He’s currently part of several groups including SoulLove (Contact: Michael Angelo, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Atlantic Avenue (https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticAveBand/). He’s also performed with jazz pianist and radio host Pamela Hines and is part of an acoustic duo with Joe Foster.
He hasn’t forgotten his roots where he began singing. He’s still sings in a church and is actively involved in singing at New Hope Community Church with three different groups, one of which had a brief stint at the Apollo Theater in New York.