The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) presented its inaugural Medallion For Excellence in Government Relations and Public Affairs award to The Honorable Mickey Ibarra on Saturday, February 18th at the organization's Latino Officials Recognition Luncheon in Chicago, Illinois. The award will be named in honor of Mickey Ibarra and presented annually to an individual who has excelled in government relations and public affairs on behalf of the Latino community.
After serving as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House from 1997-2001, Mickey Ibarra established the Ibarra Strategy Group, a government and public affairs firm based in Washington, DC. He represents a range of clients, including Fortune 200 corporations, associations and non-profit organizations. In 2006, Ibarra founded the Latino Leaders Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Board of Directors for the Ibarra Foundation and the Board of Directors of eLeaderTech, Inc. He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Utah and was named among the "25 Most Powerful Hispanics in Washington, DC" by Hispanic Magazine.
The Honorable Henry Cisneros provided keynote remarks for the lunch, which was held during USHLI's 30th National Conference in Chicago.
Media Notes: Photo caption: Mickey Ibarra (L) receives inaugural Medallion of Excellence for Government Relations and Public Affairs Award from Juan Andrade, president of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute in Chicago.
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