NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Jose Luis Rodriguez, President and CEO of Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), today congratulates the Obama Administration on the excellent appointment and swearing-in of Ms. Mari Carmen Aponte as Ambassador to El Salvador.
“Mari Carmen will make significant contributions to U.S. foreign relations as Ambassador. She has been an invaluable advisor to HITN in furthering our mission to educate, empower and enable Latinos in this country and beyond,” said Rodriguez. “Her experience in urban development, leadership, and education will serve our nation and El Salvador well. I am honored to offer my congratulations and to attend the swearing-in ceremony.”
Maria del Carmen Aponte is currently an attorney and independent consultant with Aponte Consulting and serves on the Board of Directors of Oriental Financial Group. She is also a member of the Board of Rosemont College. From 2001-2004, Ms. Aponte was the Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA). Prior to that, she practiced law for nearly twenty years with Washington D.C. based law firms. Ms. Aponte also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the University of the District of Columbia. She served as president of the Hispanic National Bar Association; the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia; and as a member of the District of Columbia Judicial Nominations Commission.
HITN was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization. HITNs mission is to advance Hispanics by providing engaging educational entertainment that expands their horizons, and enables them to serve as an ever-growing engine of intellectual power and progress. HITN is a unique source of educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs delivered to the homes of Hispanics in the United States and Puerto Rico. HITN is available on Dish Network; DirecTV; Time Warner Cable (NY, NJ, TX); Comcast (IL, CO); Charter (CA, NV, WA, GA); AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOs.
SOURCE Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network