Fernando Aguirre, chairman and chief executive officer of Cincinnati-based Chiquita Brands International, is the winner of the National Football League’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award for Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Bengals presented Aguirre with the award, which is sponsored by Bud Light, at the team’s Sept. 25 game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to a Chiquita news release.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL is honoring prominent Hispanic-Americans in all league markets. The Hispanic Heritage Awards are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

Aguirre, Chiquita’s CEO since 2004, was honored for both his business and civic leadership.