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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).

On September 13-15, CHCI commemorated Hispanic Heritage month with its Public Policy Conference and 39th Annual Awards Gala. This year’s theme, EDUCATE. ENGAGE. VOTE, focused on how American Latinos are engaging in the political process and ensuring they are represented at the highest levels when decisions are made that affect the Hispanic community. Latino leaders, federal and local elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and supporters discussed major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. CHCI’s Annual Awards Gala brought together 2,500 guests from across the country including presidential candidates, cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, celebrities, corporate executives, and nonprofit leaders.

CHCI Chair Rep. Linda T. Sánchez and CHCI President and CEO Domenika Lynch at CHCI’s 2016 Public Policy Conference.

CHCI Chair Rep. Linda T. Sánchez and CHCI President and CEO Domenika Lynch at CHCI’s 2016 Public Policy Conference.

CHCI’s 2016-2017 Fellows and 2016 Fall Interns at CHCI’s 39th Annual Awards Gala.

CHCI’s 2016-2017 Fellows and 2016 Fall Interns at CHCI’s 39th Annual Awards Gala.

CHCI Public Policy Conference Opening Plenary participants. (L-R): Maria Urbina, Voto Latino; Ed Loya, Dell; Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund; Domenika Lynch, CHCI; Senator Robert Menendez; Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino; Rocio Saenz, SEIU; Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions; José Díaz-Balart, Telemundo.

CHCI Public Policy Conference Opening Plenary participants. (L-R): Maria Urbina, Voto Latino; Ed Loya, Dell; Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund; Domenika Lynch, CHCI; Senator Robert Menendez; Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino; Rocio Saenz, SEIU; Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions; José Díaz-Balart, Telemundo.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

On August 3-7, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the two largest minority journalist organizations in the United States, joined forces to offer professional development, journalism education, and opportunities for face-to-face networking in Washington, D.C. Over 4,000 of the nation’s top journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students gathered at the 2016 NABJ and NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair.

NAHJ Honors Miami Herald Executive Editor Mindy Marques with Presidential Award of Impact.

NAHJ Honors Miami Herald Executive Editor Mindy Marques with Presidential Award of Impact.

Maria Hinojosa, President of Futuro Media Group and anchor & EP of LatinoUSA on NPR with former NAHJ President Mekahlo Medina.

Maria Hinojosa, President of Futuro Media Group and anchor & EP of LatinoUSA on NPR with former NAHJ President Mekahlo Medina.

Both Maria Hinojosa and Maria Salinas on stage for expert panel during the Hillary Clinton event at NABJ/NAHJ16 National Convention.

Both Maria Hinojosa and Maria Salinas on stage for expert panel during the Hillary Clinton event at NABJ/NAHJ16 National Convention.

Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC)

On August 4th-5th HITEC held its D.C. IT Leadership Summit. Founded to increase Hispanic representation in the diversity-challenged technology industry, HITEC is a global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives who have built careers in information technology. HITEC prepares current and future Hispanic IT leaders with the skill sets, professional development and networking opportunities to become executive leaders and help corporations in the current global competitive environment. The title of the summit was UX Success: The Power of Perspective. Attending were over 200 Latino professionals in the IT field that gathered to learn about the latest trends in technology, diversity and inclusion with a mission to empower Hispanics to triumph in this ever-changing field.

Leadership in the Hispanic Community Panel. (L-R) Mary Ann Gomez, President & CEO, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute; Antonio Tijerino, CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Jennifer Lucio, President & CEO, 305 Communications & Events; Cid Wilson, President and CEO, Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility; Domenika Lynch, President & CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.; Andre Arbelaez, President of the Hispanic IT Executive Council & SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Softtek USA.

Leadership in the Hispanic Community Panel. (L-R) Mary Ann Gomez, President & CEO, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute; Antonio Tijerino, CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Jennifer Lucio, President & CEO, 305 Communications & Events; Cid Wilson, President and CEO, Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility; Domenika Lynch, President & CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.; Andre Arbelaez, President of the Hispanic IT Executive Council & SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Softtek USA.

HITEC Board of Directors and Keynote Speaker, Carlos Dominguez, COO/President of Sprinklr
Ricardo A Bartra, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer Americas, DHL Global Forwarding; Carlos Amesquita, CIO, The Hershey Company, Guillermo Diaz, Jr., Senior Vice President & CIO, Information Technology, Cisco; Carlos Dominguez, COO/President, Sprinklr, Ileana Rivera, Senior Director of IT, Computing and Productivity Services, Cisco; Andre Arbelaez, HITEC President, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Softtek; Rosa Ramos-Kwok, Managing Director, Bank of America.

HITEC Board of Directors and Keynote Speaker, Carlos Dominguez, COO/President of Sprinklr
Ricardo A Bartra, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer Americas, DHL Global Forwarding; Carlos Amesquita, CIO, The Hershey Company, Guillermo Diaz, Jr., Senior Vice President & CIO, Information Technology, Cisco; Carlos Dominguez, COO/President, Sprinklr, Ileana Rivera, Senior Director of IT, Computing and Productivity Services, Cisco; Andre Arbelaez, HITEC President, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Softtek; Rosa Ramos-Kwok, Managing Director, Bank of America.

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

On June 23rd-25th, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) held its 33rd Annual Conference in Washington D.C. The NALEO Annual Conference provides a venue for the meaningful exchange of ideas and solutions to today’s most pressing policy issues. A professional development gathering for elected and appointed officials, the conference presents an opportunity for Latino policymakers to meet with their colleagues from all levels of government to address the challenges and opportunities facing our communities and our nation.

NALEO celebrates its 40th Anniversary at the NALEO 33rd Annual Conference with the presentation of the Ohtli award to the Honorable Julian Castro and the NALEO 40th Anniversary President’s Award to Founding Member of NALEO, Former Congressman Robert Garcia. Individuals in picture from left to right: Former Pontiac Mayor Pro Tem John Bueno, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Carlos M. Sada, NALEO Executive Director Arturo Vargas, U.S. Secretary of HUD Julian Castro, Former Congressman Robert Garcia, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Dallas County-Treasurer and NALEO Educational Fund Chair Pauline Medrano, Mr. Rick Olivarez, Esq., and Former New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera.

NALEO celebrates its 40th Anniversary at the NALEO 33rd Annual Conference with the presentation of the Ohtli award to the Honorable Julian Castro and the NALEO 40th Anniversary President’s Award to Founding Member of NALEO, Former Congressman Robert Garcia. Individuals in picture from left to right: Former Pontiac Mayor Pro Tem John Bueno, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Carlos M. Sada, NALEO Executive Director Arturo Vargas, U.S. Secretary of HUD Julian Castro, Former Congressman Robert Garcia, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Dallas County-Treasurer and NALEO Educational Fund Chair Pauline Medrano, Mr. Rick Olivarez, Esq., and Former New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera.

Hon. Ana Sol Gutierrez, Maryland State Delegate; NALEO Board Member.

Hon. Ana Sol Gutierrez, Maryland State Delegate; NALEO Board Member.

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