CHCI Announces New Additions to its 2011-12 Advisory Council

CHCI Announces New Additions to its 2011-12 Advisory Council

National Leaders Commit to Developing Next Generation


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WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced recent additions to its 2011-12 Advisory Council, adding dedicated national leaders committed to the organization’s mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders.

CHCI is pleased to welcome its newest 2011-12 Advisory Council members:

Steve Aguilar, State Farm Insurance

Angela Mariana Freyre, The Nielsen Company

Gerald G. Harvey, Lockheed Martin

Cindy Jimenez, United Technologies

Lonnie L. Johnson, ExxonMobil Corporation

Maria Neira, AFT

Marta Perez, AstraZeneca

Jason Rodriguez, Hewlett Packard

Julio F. Suarez, Darden Restaurants

Guillermo Valenzuela, Aliviane

Peter R. Villegas, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

“We are very pleased to have such a distinguished and talented group of professionals join our advisory council to help guide CHCI forward,” said Charles A. Gonzalez, CHCI Chair. “With the Latino population positioned to determine the future success of America, it is critical that leaders from all sectors of society join in our efforts to ensure Latino youth have opportunities to succeed through education.”

The new advisory council members join a dynamic group of Latino leaders who serve on CHCI’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council. CHCI convened them at its inaugural joint meeting held on May 3, 2011.

The 2011-12 CHCI Executive Board:

Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez

CHCI Chair

Susan Gonzales

CHCI Vice Chair, Comcast

Benjamin Romero

CHCI Secretary

Mike Fernandez

CHCI Treasurer, Cargill

Esther Aguilera

CHCI President & CEO

Derek E. Leon

CHCI Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Board of Directors

Silvia Aldana, PG&E Corporation

Rep. Joe Baca

Andrew Baldonado, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Luis Campillo, CHCI Alumni Association President

Rep. Dennis Cardoza

Gilbert F. Casellas, Omnitru

Maria Contreras Sweet, PROMERICA Bank

Leo Diaz, UPS

Ivelisse R. Estrada, Univision

Henry L. Fernandez, USA Funds

Jerry M. Fuentes, AT&T

Francisco J. Gali, Gali Services International

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa

Rita Jaramillo, National Education Association

Rep. Ben R. Lujan

Moses C. Mercado, Ogilvy GR

Orlando Padilla, Padilla Networks

Yvette Pena Lopes, BlueGreen Alliance

Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi

Patricia Pineda, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Sonia Ramirez, AFL-CIO

Chuck Rocha, Communications Workers of America

Frank P. Ros, The Coca-Cola Company

Ignacio Salazar, SER — Jobs for Progress National, Inc.

Rep. Linda T. Sanchez

Omar Vargas, PepsiCo

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez

E. Ivan Zapien, Walmart

CHCI Advisory Council

Steve Aguilar, State Farm Insurance

Dean Aguillen, Ogilvy GR

Eddie Aldrete, IBC Bank

Rep. Xavier Becerra

Rep. Jim Costa

Rep. Henry Cuellar

Luis J. Echarte, Azteca America

Victor Flores, Arizona Public Service

Angela Mariana Freyre, The Nielsen Company

Hon. Robert Garcia, Robert Garcia & Associates

Emilio Gonzalez, Verizon

Rep. Raul Grijalva

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez

Gerald G. Harvey, Lockheed Martin

Cindy Jimenez, United Technologies

Lonnie L. Johnson, ExxonMobil Corporation

Lidia S. Martinez, Southwest Airlines

Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano

Carlos D. Nazario Jr., RC Consulting

Maria Neira, AFT

Emilio Pardo, AARP

Rep. Ed Pastor

Marta Perez, AstraZeneca

Frank Quevedo, Quevedo Group

Rep. Silvestre Reyes

Jason Rodriguez, Hewlett Packard

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

Julio F. Suarez, Darden Restaurants

Guillermo Valenzuela, Aliviane

Peter R. Villegas, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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. For more information, call CHCI at (202) 543-1771 or visit http://www.chci.org.

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CHCI Announces New Additions to its 2011-12 Advisory Council