Latina Cuban-American Animal Activist and Marketing Professional Gives Back

Meet Jennifer Diliz, 2020 Hispanic Woman of Distinction  CEO/Founder, Midnite Communications

 

“Not only are we responsible for paving the future for other Hispanics, we need to be role models for little girls and young ladies.”

Animal activist and marketing professional, Jennifer Diliz is the CEO/Founder of Midnite Communications, a boutique PR, marketing and event production firm. She brings her expertise to create successful mass market, luxury, lifestyle, event, and fundraising campaigns for her clients.

Jennifer DilitzJennifer is also the founder of The Pet Squad, a non-profit that pairs experienced pet owners with novice pet owners to help with the transition of a new pet in the home. And she recently became an independent representative with MONAT, a leading anti-aging hair care and skin care line and is leading and growing her team of entrepreneurs.

Jennifer was previously with the SwatchGroup where she handled the marketing and PR for the U.S. and the Caribbean for Longines watches.

As the Director of Annual Giving, Jennifer spearheaded the giving donor, corporate and special event programs that brought in more than $2 million for the YMCA of Greater Miami. Following that position, she worked with the Marlins Community Foundation where Jennifer served as their Development Director.

A native of Cuba, Jennifer graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology.

In addition to her work rescuing pets with Miami-Dade Animal Services and the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Jennifer has volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations. Some of these include Friends of Miami Animals (FOMA), Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Frost Museum, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and dozens more South Florida charities.

Jennifer’s charity work has earned her the Miracle Maker Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Philanthropy Award for her contributions to Miami Fashion Week and the Communicator Crystal Award for her work on the PR campaign for Tiffany & Co. during the launch of the Paloma Picasso’S “Boldly Admired” Collection.

Bi-lingual in Spanish and English, Jennifer shares her Miami home with her fur-baby rescue dogs, Sophie, Ginger, Nala, Chloe, and Grayson, and her understanding kitty, Beebs. She loves reading and vacationing in the mountains.

The 19th annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon to be held on August 28th at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida is anticipating another sell-out of up to 1000 guests paying tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America.

The annual cultural event has now grown to be the largest celebration of Latinas in Florida representing a cross-section of disciplines that are changing the face of American culture.  With over 70 nominations this year, 12 Latinas and a Latina Pioneer have been selected to join the more than 200 past honorees.

What the women have in common and is a major part of the judging process, is their American entrepreneurship intertwined with their values and traditions. The accomplishments of these Latinas stand on their own and are even more significant given the traditional roadblocks that exist for women, especially Latinas.

Presented by Latina Style Magazine, in partnership with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Latin Biz Today, this popular high-powered exciting event includes a complimentary “mojito” and silent auction, hors d’hoerves, entertainment, and an interactive business expo on Facebook Live.

The event benefits FLITE Center, the one and only one-stop in Broward County for youth transitioning from foster care and other transitioning youth who are facing severe risks and challenges with no family support.  FLITE Center works alongside our county’s foster care placement agency, ChildNet, as well as the Judges and Magistrates who oversee their care plans.  They serve over 1500 youth per year and serve as the gap filler in the community for youth and agencies lacking the resources to help them reach full self-sufficiency.

The 2020 Honorees to from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County are:

2020 Latina Pioneer of the Year:  RITA B CRAIG – President, Top Tier Leadership  

JENNIFER DILIZ – CEO, Founder, Midnite Communications – (Miami)

JANIE FLORES – President, Buena Vida Media – (Hialeah)

ISABEL M. GONZALEZ – Chief of Staff & Vice President of Communications & Community Relations at Broward College – (Fort Lauderdale) 

RUTH CECILIA MOGUILLANSKY – Principal Planner, Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization – (Palm Beach Gardens ) 

JENNIFER OLMEDO-RODRIGUEZ – Shareholder, Head of Miami Office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney – (N. Miami Beach)

JENNIFER M. RAYMOND – Executive Director, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County – (Boynton Beach )

MARY MUNIZ-PELLICER – Director, Human Resources, YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc  (N. Miami Beach )

MONICA RIBEIRO – Vice President, Business Relationship Manager – BankUnited – (Pompano Beach)

LUZ STELLA RIOS, Phd – Managing Director, National Life Group – (Pembroke Pines) 

ESTELAMARI RODRIGUEZ, M.D. – Assoc. Director Community Outreach Thoracic Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – (City of Miami )

ALESSANDRA STIVELMAN –Shareholder –  Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A.  (Hollywood)

ISIS ZAMBRANA – V.P./ Chief Quality Officer, Jackson Health System – (Weston) 

2020 Latina Pioneer of the Year:  RITA B CRAIG – President, Top Tier Leadership  

Rita formed her company more than 20 years ago helping leaders and organizations build winning cultures, deliver results and maximize performance around the world.  An award winning certified speaker and coach she has recently been appointed as one of the 21 women on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Rita is a resident of Palm Beach Gardens.

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Phyllis Cambria is a freelance writer based in South Florida with an international roster of clients. As a retired, award-winning event planner, she co-authored several party planning books and has written or been the subject of articles for numerous local and national print and online publications. Phyllis writes online and print content on a wide-array of subjects including entertaining, show business, etiquette, weddings, restaurant reviews, travel, relationships and marketing materials.

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