Benjamín Leon Jr., Alberto Aghion and Monique Hamaty-Simmonds to be honored at 12th annual Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

The entrepreneurs behind internationally-known Zumba Fitness, LLC and the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, both Florida International University (FIU) College of Business Administration alumni, will be inducted into the College’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame at a ceremony on May 19, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables.

Benjamín Leon Jr., chairman and founder of Leon Medical Centers, will receive the South Florida Entrepreneur of the Year award at the event, “The Magic of Entrepreneurship.”  Alberto Aghion (BBA ’99), co-founder and COO of Zumba Fitness, LLC, and Monique Hamaty-Simmonds (BBA ’96), CEO, Tortuga Rum Cake Company, will be honored in the 12th annual ceremony, presented by the College of Business Administration and the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center.

“We look forward to honoring the accomplishments of these three dynamic entrepreneurs as we celebrate the contributions that FIU Business alumni have made to our local, national and international communities,” said executive dean of the business school Joyce J. Elam.

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Read: “Benjamín Leon Jr., Alberto Aghion and Monique Hamaty-Simmonds to be honored at 12th annual Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame,“ an article by Caribbean Today.

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