New York, NY – Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Executive Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation & P3 Smart City Partners has been selected with unanimous support by the Ellis Island Honors Society Board of Directors as a recipient of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Medal will be presented to Sergio Fernandez de Cordova on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Ellis Island during a ceremony that will include up to 100 other distinguished Americans.
The Ellis Island Honors Society was created on the conviction of its founders that the diversity of the American people is what makes this nation great. Its mission is to honor and preserve this diversity and to foster tolerance, respect, and understanding among religious and ethnic groups. Additionally, Ellis Island Honors Society continues its commitment to the restoration and maintenance of Ellis Island, a living tribute to the courage and hope of all immigrants.
Since 1986, the Ellis Island Honors Society has sponsored the Ellis Island Medals of Honor which are presented annually to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. Past Medalists include seven U.S. Presidents, several world leaders, several Nobel Laureates and countless leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports, and government, along with everyday Americans who have made freedom, liberty, and compassion a part of their life’s work.
About Sergio Alonso Fernández de Córdova de Veyga
Sergio Alonso Fernandez de Cordova de Veyga is a global citizen in the truest meaning of the words. When not traveling the world, he spends his time relentlessly campaigning to reframe the conversation on what matters to us as humans. Sergio, although fairly young by most standards, has had a 32-year career in media and advertising – starting at a young age in publishing and graduating to digital before then finding his way back to brick and mortar, building one of the most successful startups in the history of Billboard business in America.
Sergio currently serves as the Executive Chairman and visionary behind PVBLIC Foundation and P3 Smart City Partners. For P3 Smart City Partners, Inc., he leads thought leadership, global development and policy work behind structuring Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) around smart digital infrastructure with local, state and federal governments. As Executive Chairman of PVBLIC, he leads the Foundation’s engagement with governments around the world, the White House, the United Nations, and hosts annual events such as the Media For Social Impact Summit, Latino Impact Summit, Blockchain for Impact, and the SDG Media Zone among numerous other verticals with the Office of Partnerships at the United Nations, where private sector leaders convene to inspire each other on how their resources, products, people, and companies can change the world one initiative at a time.
Through his many ventures, Sergio is able to pursue his passion of connecting the next generation of philanthropists, social impactors, entrepreneurs, political and thought leaders together through the many platforms he either advised, co-created or was part of the grassroots movement that launched them. Today with his global network, he enjoys connecting these concentric circles with each other; focused on creating a better tomorrow, developing stronger leadership for the future.
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