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Jennifer S. Korn, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the White House Office of Public Liaison

Jennifer S. Korn is the Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the White House Office of Public Liaison. Formerly, Korn served as Deputy Political Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Republican National Committee (RNC), managing the integration of the Hispanic, African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Veteran and Faith community engagement in the national political plan for the 2016 election cycle. She successfully collaborated with the Presidential Campaign to implement this engagement effort, resulting in an increase among all coalition groups since 2012.

Korn has 20+ years of experience as a conservative strategist, along with managing political and issue campaigns. Prior to her work at the RNC, Korn was the Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN).

Previously, she served in the George W. Bush Administration as Director of Hispanic and Women’s Affairs in the White House, as well as Senior Advisor to the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to her public service, Korn was National Hispanic Director and Southwest Coalitions Director on President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign.

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund names Gloria Montaño Greene as Arizona’s State Director

NALEO recently announced Gloria Maonto Greene as Arizona’s State Director. In her role, Montaño Greene will lead NALEO Educational Fund’s new initiative aimed at improving educational outcomes for Arizona youth by establishing a public policy academy that will provide in-depth professional training for Latino education policymakers in the state.

“We are thrilled to have Gloria rejoining our organization as we launch this unprecedented initiative to make significant systemic improvements to Arizona’s education system by providing long-term in-depth training to the state’s Latino education policymakers through a public policy academy,” stated Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund executive director. “As the fastest growing population group in the state, the future of Arizona is intrinsically tied to the success of Latino youth.”

Montaño Greene is re-joining the staff of NALEO Educational Fund after most recently serving as the State Executive Director for the Arizona State Farm Agency, an appointed official position within President Barack Obama’s administration. Prior to this position, she helped develop a multicultural engagement initiative to address the country’s Latino aging population while a Business and Integration Manager for AARP. A former NALEO Educational Fund Washington Office Director, Montaño Greene also previously served as Chief of Staff to Arizona Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva while working in D.C.

Dania Matos Becomes First Deputy Chief Diversity Officer at the College of William & Mary

Dania Matos is the first Deputy Chief Diversity Officer at the College of William and Mary and highest ranking Latina administrator. As CDO, Matos will work closely with Chief Diversity Officer Chon Glover to advance W&M’s diversity and inclusions efforts, including the creation of diversity action plans for academic and administrative units within the university.

Formerly she worked in the fields of International Trade and Environmental Law through private Washington D.C. firms and then joined the public sector in a commitment to indigent defense.

Most recent, Matos was named Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. She was also the Executive Director of Latinas Leading Tomorrow.

Matos has served on the boards of the Latin American Youth Center, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. as well as a Steering Committee member for the Hispanic Leadership Awards.

Matos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brown University and a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. At Brown, she currently serves on the President’s Leadership and Diversity Advisory Councils, the Brown Alumni Association Board of Governors, the Brown Alumni Association of Class Leaders, and the Alumni of Color Initiative Gift Committee. Additionally, she serves as President Emerita of the Brown University Latino Alumni Council and is the current Region 2 Director of the Alumni Interviewing Program.