WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today 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. For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771 or visit http://www.chci.org/. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
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