Esperanza’s Victor Ruiz Featured on

October 20, 2023

On October 09, 2023, Esperanza Inc. was once again featured on, your one stop news source for Northeast Ohio, in a written spotlight for Hispanic Heritage Month. This is one of a continuous string of stories we’ve been featured on this website, for which we are eternally grateful for their attention and appreciation.

Victor Ruiz is Esperanza’s Executive Director, a position he’s held here since 2010. Besides a photo of Victor, the article digs into his background, education, and passion for Hispanic Leadership.

“We need more institutions and systems to provide translated materials, Spanish language interpretation, more Hispanic/Latinx staff, and educate their employees (including leadership) on the Hispanic/Latinx community and our specific needs.

“We also need more Hispanic/Latinx leaders in the C-suites (top management positions), which is where meaningful and high-impact decisions are made,” Ruiz was quoted in the piece. 

Victor was one of 50 Hispanic leaders to be featured, chosen by the readers of this website, who are influential across northern Ohio in business, art, music, politics, advocacy, activism, education among other areas. which was launched by Advance Publications in 1997, is the sister company of The Plain Dealer, and has only an online presence, while The Plain Dealer provides a print newspaper only, not a digital edition. Content from each is cross-posted on the other site.

The spotlight’s author was Zachary Smith, photographer was David Petkiewicz, and the full article can be read here:

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