Thursday, March 15, 2012

Daniel Diaz Leyva Receives 2012 Ruth Shack Leadership Award

Coral Gables, FL – March 15, 2012 ­– Infante Zumpano announced today that Daniel Diaz Leyva is the recipient of the 2012 Ruth Shack Leadership Award. This award is presented to an emerging leader who embodies the qualities of ethical leadership, dedication and service to Greater Miami; qualities embodied by President Emeritus of The Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack.

Diaz Leyva is a Miami native and a partner at the law firm of Infante Zumpano, where he leads their strategic planning and business development efforts. His passion for and commitment to the South Florida community is reflected in his years of service to various causes especially children.

“Danny has a strong commitment to making this community a better place and he brings that dedication to our firm every day” said Emil Infante, Co-founder of Infante Zumpano. “He is a passionate and engaged leader whose honor, integrity, and keen business sense make him an asset to our firm and this community,” added Carlos Zumpano, Infante Zumpano Co-founder.

Early in his career, Diaz Leyva worked with the State’s Department of Children & Families serving as one of the agency’s primary liaisons to the legislature and helped support its leaderships’ efforts reorganizing the department. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of CHARLEE Homes for Children, a private foster care agency with over 200 employees caring for approximately 1,000 children in Miami-Dade County.

Diaz Leyva is actively involved in the Cuban American Bar Association and the Latin Builders Association. He also serves as his firm’s primary representative to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). Recently, he co-founded SunPAC, a political organization whose mission it is to promote Hispanic engagement in the political process in Florida.

The Miami Foundation and Leave a Legacy will honor Daniel Diaz Leyva at the Donor Next Door Luncheon on May 17, 2012.

Founded over six years ago, Infante Zumpano is one of the largest certified minority-owned law firms in the country providing a broad range of legal services. The firm's practice areas include corporate, banking and insurance, real estate, family office services, general litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and reorganization, entertainment and data privacy. The firm is based in Coral Gables with offices in West Palm Beach and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, call 305.503.2990 or log onto


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