Adriana Rosado-Bonewitz

Leonor Adriana Rosado-Bonewitz, founder and vice-president of the company, has been involved in translation and cross-cultural orientation since a young age when her family first hosted an international student in Mexico. She continued her multicultural involvement while employed in the U.S. subsidiary of the Venezuelan oil company; in a German oil company; in the Modern Languages department at Texas A&M University; and as a correspondent with responsibility for several Latin American countries, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia for a major U.S. healthcare company. From 1989 to 1991, she was assistant to the vice president and chair of the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society.

A permanent resident of the United States since 1970 and now a citizen, Adriana was born and raised in Mexico and has also lived and studied in England and France. She graduated with honors from the University of Houston with a major in French. She was elected to Phi Sigma Iota (the international foreign language society), Pi Delta Phi (the French honor society) and Sigma Delta Pi (the Spanish honor society).

Adriana founded her translation company in 1992. She is an Active Member of the American Translators Association and SIETAR (the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research). She has also served as a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County (Illinois), as advisor to the Latino and international student organizations at Lake Forest College, and was a recipient of the 1998 LUCI award to leading businesswomen in Lake County, Illinois. In 2003 she received the Libertyville High School Starfish Award, recognizing the efforts of adults and youth who have helped to develop a positive school atmosphere at Libertyville High School by helping others. She received the 2003 Woman of Achievement Award for outstanding excellence as an entrepreneur from the YWCA of Lake County.