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20th Anniversary
Arrival Awards Gala

Sept. 26, 2019
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

CO-CHAIRS

Charles Foster
Gordon Quan

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Sofia Adrogué
Magali Candler
Robert Etnyre
Geoffrey Hoffman
Nathaniel Martinez
Michael A. Olivas
Josephine Sorgwe
Rosemary Vega
Peter Williamson

2019 DISTINGUISHED HONOREES

Harry Gee
Sima Ladjevardian
Lynden Rose

2019 ARTIST OF DISTINCTION

Karina González
Daniel Noyola
Geraldina Interiano Wise

BEACONS OF LIGHT

Farida Abjani
Antonio Arellano
Sandija Bayot
David Cabello
Magali Suárez Candler
Chesley Choudhury
Ibrahim Firat
Sue Habib
Rusty Hardin
Aamir Kazmi
Bibi Khan
Connie Kwan-Wong
Dr. Himesh Lakhlani
Nathaniel Martinez
Susham Modi
Karla Perez
Ruby Lichte Powers
Anuj A. Shah
Sunil Sharma
Sebastian Simon
Elise Wilkinson
Dr. Behyar Zoghi, MD, PhD, FACP


Beacons of Light

This year, for the first time in Arrival Awards event history, in honor of 20 years of service, (20) local community leaders will be featured.

These individuals impact Houston by driving immigration reform, stimulating international business relations or supporting philanthropic efforts to help underserved diverse populations.

They stand as beacons of Light to our community fighting for inclusion, equality, justice and peace.

Farida Abjani CEO Shining Nightingale Health Care
Antonio Arellano Communications Director Jolt Texas
Sandija Bayot Director of Development World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
David Cabello Partner Cabello, Hall & Zinda Law
Magali Suárez Candler Founder Suarez Candler Law, PLLC
Chesley Choudhury Chairman & Founder Tanches Global Management, Inc
Ibrahim Firat President Firat Education
Sue Habib CEO and Founder or Lexis Florist
Rusty Hardin Criminal Defense Attorney Rusty Hardin & Associates, P.C
Aamir Kazmi CEO Globy Group
Bibi Khan Executive Director An-Nisa Hope
Connie Kwan-Wong Founder CKW Luxe Magazine
Dr. Himesh Lakhlani President The College of Health Care Professions
Nathaniel Martinez Immigration Attorney Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Susham Modi Partner The Modi Law Firm PLLC
Karla Perez Equal Justice Works Fellow Tahirih Justice Center
Ruby Lichte Powers Founder Powers Law Group, P.C.
Anuj A. Shah Founder The Law Office of Anuj A. Shah, P.C.
Sunil Sharma President Sunbelt Medical
Sebastian Simon Founder Simon Law Group, PLLC
Elise Wilkinson Founder LAW OFFICE OF ELISE V. WILKINSON
Dr. Behyar Zoghi, MD, PhD, FACP Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Physician; Hematologist; Medical Oncologist Methodist Hospital

Beacons of Light group photo

 

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Event Partners

Houston Ballet

Houston Grand Opera

Houston Public Media

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

20th Anniversary
Arrival Awards Gala

Sept. 26, 2019
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

CO-CHAIRS

Charles Foster
Gordon Quan

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Sofia Adrogué
Magali Candler
Robert Etnyre
Geoffrey Hoffman
Nathaniel Martinez
Michael A. Olivas
Josephine Sorgwe
Rosemary Vega
Peter Williamson

2019 DISTINGUISHED HONOREES

Harry Gee
Sima Ladjevardian
Lynden Rose

2019 ARTIST OF DISTINCTION

Karina González
Daniel Noyola
Geraldina Interiano Wise

BEACONS OF LIGHT

Farida Abjani
Antonio Arellano
Sandija Bayot
David Cabello
Magali Suárez Candler
Chesley Choudhury
Ibrahim Firat
Sue Habib
Rusty Hardin
Aamir Kazmi
Bibi Khan
Connie Kwan-Wong
Dr. Himesh Lakhlani
Nathaniel Martinez
Susham Modi
Karla Perez
Ruby Lichte Powers
Anuj A. Shah
Sunil Sharma
Sebastian Simon
Elise Wilkinson
Dr. Behyar Zoghi, MD, PhD, FACP