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CHCI Announces New Additions to its 2011-12 Advisory Council

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National Leaders Commit to Developing Next Generation



WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. Velazquez 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 www.chci.org.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Web site: http://www.chci.org/



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