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Hispanic powerhouses celebrate positions of influence at Mayor's annual Latino holiday bash

Hispanic powerhouses celebrated at Mayor's annual Latino holiday bash

News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Mayor Annise Parker
Mayor Annise Parker addresses the record crowd at the Mayor's Hispanic Advisory  Board Holiday Party. Photo by Kim Coffman
 News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, Dec. 2014 Mary Closner, Ed Ybarra, and Lolita Guerrero
Mary Clossner, left, Ed Ybarra and Lolita Guerrero. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Corbett Daniel Parker, Juanita Soliz, Joseph Soliz
Corbett Daniel Parker, left, with Juanita and Joseph Soliz. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Riyad Abu-Taha, Karen Garcia
Riyad Abu-Taha and Karen Garcia.  Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Jason Yoo, Bob Borochoff, Roland Garcia, Luis Spinola
Jason Yoo, from left, Bob Borochoff, Roland Garcia and Luis Spinola. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Catarina Gonzales Cron, Jenn Char, Miya Shay
Catarina Gonzales Cron, from left, Jenn Char and Miya Shay. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Elaine Jefferson, Dwight Jefferson
Elaine and Dwight Jefferson. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Angie Reyes, Raul Reyes, Lillian Villarreal, Johnny Villarreal
Angie and Paul Reyes, left, with Lillian and Johnny Villarreal. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Gordon Quan, Christina Cabral, Manson Johnson
Gordon Quan, Christina Cabral and Manson Johnson. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Maya Fastoff, Hank Fasthoff
Maya and Hank Fastoff. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Sonia Soto, Jack Christie
Sonia Soto and City Councilman Jack Christie. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Joe Hafner, Tom Elsenbrook
Joe Hafner, left, and Tom Elsenbrook. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Mayor Annise Parker
 News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, Dec. 2014 Mary Closner, Ed Ybarra, and Lolita Guerrero
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Corbett Daniel Parker, Juanita Soliz, Joseph Soliz
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Riyad Abu-Taha, Karen Garcia
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Jason Yoo, Bob Borochoff, Roland Garcia, Luis Spinola
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Catarina Gonzales Cron, Jenn Char, Miya Shay
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Elaine Jefferson, Dwight Jefferson
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Angie Reyes, Raul Reyes, Lillian Villarreal, Johnny Villarreal
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Gordon Quan, Christina Cabral, Manson Johnson
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Maya Fastoff, Hank Fasthoff
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Sonia Soto, Jack Christie
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Holiday Party, December 2014, Joe Hafner, Tom Elsenbrook

What: Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board Holiday Reception.

Where: Café Adobe on the Katy Freeway.

The 411: More than 350 Hispanic leaders and fans turned out for the annual bash hosted by Café Adobe's Bob Borochoff and advisory board chairman Roland Garcia. In her remarks to the heavy-hitter group, Mayor Annise Parker noted that her three major Hispanic appointments form the pillar of the city's transportation scene — Metro chairman Gilbert Garcia, Airport Director Mario Diaz and Port of Houston chair Janiece Longoria.

Key players in the gathering were advisory board co-chair Yolanda Black Navarro and event committee chairs Lauren Soliz and Lenora Sorola-Pohlman.

Who: City Councilmen Jack Christie, Ed Gonzalez and Richard Nguyen; Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan; Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre; Austrian Honorary Consul General Gerald Seidl; Gordon Quan, Nellie Fraga, Lolita Guerrero, Luis Spinola, Joe Hafner, Sonia Soto and Maya and Hank Fasthoff.