On April 24th-26th, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) held its Legislative Summit Gala in Washington D.C. This year’s honorees included Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL 27), the first Latina in Congress, with the “2018 Lifetime Achievement Award” and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), the country’s first Latina U.S. Senator. This summit creates a platform for ideas that help the economy grow, businesses flourish, and the country move forward.
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) hosted its 14th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards on Wednesday, April 11. The Annual CHLI Gala & Leadership Awards are held each spring, honoring extraordinary leaders. This year’s Gala honored Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Latina whose public service and international leadership has made a meaningful impact on the U.S. community.
On May 26th the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility held its 26th Annual Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. The Symposium themed The Power of Hispanic Inclusion™ brought together some of the nation’s most influential Hispanic corporate leaders, diversity and inclusion specialists, public officials, and corporate executives to discuss and identify effective strategies and models for achieving greater inclusion and participation of Hispanics in the areas of employment, procurement, philanthropy, and governance.
Adm. Karl L. Schultz was named the 26th commandant of the Coast Guard on Friday, June 1. “I envision our heading remaining generally steady,” Admiral Schultz said.
Admiral Schultz had commanded the Coast Guard’s Atlantic area and last year oversaw the fleet’s response to Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey. The service rescued nearly 12,000 people along the East Coast and in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands during the deadly 2017 hurricane season.
Admiral Schultz had also previously served as director of operations for United States Southern Command, where he directed joint military operations in the Caribbean and Central and South America.
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