Government & Politics

August, 10, 2006 - 11:04 AM / ET

Antonio Arocho New HNBA Executive Director

Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - US Newswire)--August 10, 2006--The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has selected Antonio Arocho, Esq. as the new HNBA Executive Director. Arocho will be based in Washington, D.C., and direct operations for the HNBA. As the HNBA's chief operating officer and chief financial administrator, Arocho will supervise staff, manage the day-to-day operations of the HNBA, and support the HNBA Board of Governors in the development and execution of programs and policy.

Arocho's experience includes working with many nonprofit organizations as counsel, board member, and part of the management team. His efforts have included implementing membership objectives and advocacy efforts as a Vice-President at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. He provided technical assistance to Hispanic community-based organizations and community development corporations around the nation while at the National Council of La Raza. He has successfully raised funds for diverse causes from private sources, private foundations, individuals, and government grants. In addition, he has provided legal representation to migrant and seasonal farmworkers, one of the poorest groups of working people in the United States.

Before moving to the Washington, D.C. area, Arocho served as an Assistant U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General, Director of Labor Relations for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and as a special assistant to the U.S. Virgin Islands' Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives. Arocho received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Rider College, and his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands bars.

HNBA National President Nelson A. Castillo stated, "We are delighted to have Antonio Arocho on board as our new Executive Director of the HNBA. Antonio is the right person to manage this organization at this important stage in our development. Antonio's broad experience and his proven dedication and understanding of the Hispanic community and the nonprofit sector make him the right person to help the HNBA reach new levels of service to its members, the Hispanic legal profession, and the Hispanic community."

"The HNBA has built a strong foundation that has allowed for tremendous growth in recent years," remarked Arocho. "I am looking forward to helping the HNBA further expand its capacities and reach its full potential as the voice of the Hispanic legal community."

The HNBA is a non-profit, national association representing the interests of over 27,000 Hispanic American attorneys, judges, law professors, law graduates, law students, legal administrators, and legal assistants or paralegals in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the HNBA is to improve the study, practice, and administration of justice for all Americans by ensuring the meaningful participation of Hispanics in the legal profession.








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