Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced Tuesday the appointment of Millie Herrera as her regional representative in Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. Herrera is based in Miami.
Within the U.S. Department of Labor, the secretary's representatives serve as liaisons to state and local government officials and community stakeholders.
"Her years of public and community experience reflect her ability to work cooperatively and effectively with labor, business and government, and her commitment to educating workers about their rights," Solis said in a press release.
Before joining the Department of Labor, Herrera founded The Miami Group, which provides business and strategic marketing consulting services to domestic and international companies as well as nonprofit organizations.
Herrera has advocated for the rights of women, children, workers and immigrants for more than 15 years, the Labor Department said. She has been a volunteer guardian ad litem in Miami-Dade since 2003.
She ran for state representative for South Miami in 2010 and is past president of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida.
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