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Hispanic Caucus Seats New Board Members

 WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has announced its new board of directors for the 2011-2012 term.  Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez of San Antonio, TX will chair its board of directors. Gonzalez's unanimous election to the post signals the board's confidence in his vision and dedication to CHCI's mission.  CHCI also announced its newly created advisory council.

"CHCI has a 32-year legacy of developing Latino leaders and I look forward to expanding the great work and achievements of Rep. Velazquez and past chairs during the next two years," said Gonzalez.  "The Latino population is positioned to determine the future success of America and CHCI is at the forefront of the struggle to ensure Latino youth have opportunities to succeed through education."

Gonzalez was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998 representing Texas' 20th Congressional District. He currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the House Administration Committee.  His father, former Representative Henry B. Gonzalez, represented the same district for 37 years, and is one of the founding members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in 1976.

"We could not be more pleased that Rep. Gonzalez will be leading the organization for the next two years," said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO. "His experience, knowledge, and passion for the Hispanic community are unparalleled.  We look forward to expanding our reach into the community to serve even more young Latinos in the coming years."

The 2011-2012 CHCI Executive Board:

 

Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez

 

CHCI Chair

 

Susan Gonzales, Comcast

 

CHCI Vice Chair

 

Esther Aguilera

 

CHCI President & CEO

 

 

 

Mike Fernandez, Cargill

 

CHCI Treasurer

 

Benjamin Romero, Lockheed Martin

 

CHCI Secretary

 

Derek E. Leon

 

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP CHCI Counsel

 

 

Board of Directors

 

Silvia Aldana, PG&E Corporation

 

Rep. Joe Baca

 

Andrew Baldonado, Anheuser-Busch

 

Luis Campillo, CHCI Alumni Assn. President

 

Rep. Dennis Cardoza

 

Gil Casellas

 

Maria Contreras Sweet, PROMERICA Bank

 

Leo Diaz, UPS

 

Ivelisse Estrada, Univision

 

Henry Fernandez, USA Funds

 

Jerry Fuentes, AT&T

 

Francisco Gali, Gali Services International

 

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa

 

Rita Jaramillo, NEA

 

Rep. Ben R. Lujan

 

Moses Mercado, Ogilvy

 

Orlando Padilla, Padilla Networks

 

Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi

 

Patricia Pineda, Toyota

 

Sonia Ramirez, AFL-CIO

 

Chuck Rocha, CWA

 

Frank Ros, The Coca-Cola Company

 

Ignacio Salazar, SER—Jobs for Progress

 

Rep. Linda T. Sanchez

 

Omar Vargas, PepsiCo

 

Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez

 

E. Ivan Zapien, Walmart

 

 

CHCI Advisory Council

 

Dean Aguillen, Ogilvy

 

Eddie Aldrete, IBC Bank

 

Rep. Xavier Becerra

 

Rep. Jim Costa

 

Rep. Henry Cuellar

 

Luis Echarte, Azteca America

 

Victor Flores, Arizona Public Service

 

Robert Garcia, Venable

 

Emilio Gonzalez, Verizon

 

Rep. Raul Grijalva

 

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez

 

Lidia Martinez, Southwest Airlines

 

Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano

 

Carlos D. Nazario, Jr., RC Consulting

 

Emilio Pardo, AARP

 

Rep. Ed Pastor

 

Yvette Pena Lopes, Blue Green Alliance

 

Frank Quevedo, Quevedo Group

 

Rep. Silvestre Reyes

 

Minerva Rodriguez, MRR & Associates

 

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

 

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

 

Del. Gregorio Sablan

 

Rocio Saenz, SEIU

 

Rep. Loretta Sanchez

 

Rep. Jose E. Serrano

 

Rep. Albio Sires

 
 


About Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders.  The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. 


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



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