Mr. Cardenas is the founder and CEO of Unidos Marketing Network (UMN), a full-service marketing firm specializing in creating engaging multicultural content that drives results. The company’s downtown Joliet headquarters features a state-of-the-art, full-service print and digital solutions shop, high-tech recording and editing studio and innovative co-work and community conferencing space for small business and surrounding community. Mr. Cardenas was recently recognized by the Will County Center for Economic Development for his outstanding leadership in business as the recipient of the Board’s inaugural Scholarship Program, inviting Mr. Cardenas to serve on the board driving strategic leadership for the State’s leading county for growth and economic development. Mr. Cardenas’ has built a reputation as one of the most prestigious marketing agencies in Chicagoland with clients ranging from law firms, hospitals, financial services firms, municipalities, and non-profits. UMN has lead marketing efforts for the City of Joliet—the 3rd largest city in Illinois—The Chicagoland Speedway and Latino restaurant giants Atotonilco’s and Los Comales across Chicagoland. Mr. Cardenas has also had a particular focus on community through work provided to Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, Joliet Park District, and term as President of the Spanish Community Center Board, which serves to improve the quality of life for Latinos, immigrants and low-income people through education and social services. Mr. Cardenas has also played an important role in crafting the Hispanic Latino Coalition of Will County, which has distributed more than $130,000 in scholarships to Latino youth since inception.