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January 27, 2021

CHCI Announces New Alumni Association Leadership For 2021-2022

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CHCI Announces New Alumni Association Leadership For 2021-2022

Washington D.C. – January 27, 2021 — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced the new members of its Alumni Association National Board, and regional chapter officers. The CHCI Alumni Association (CHCI-AA) is a network of more than 4,400 Latino professionals across the country. The national board includes Jose Plaza, President; Jazmin Garcia, Vice President; Stephanie Medina, Civic Engagement Chair; Daniel Lind, Communications Chair; and Eric Hernandez, Professional Development Chair.

The CHCI-AA mission is to promote active and visible leadership in the community, while providing members with increased opportunities for professional development, networking and, most importantly, opportunities to mentor young Latino/a/x professionals who participated in CHCI’s leadership programs.

“The CHCI Alumni Association is central to advancing our mission, and I am excited to welcome the new national board and regional officers,” said Marco Davis, CHCI President and CEO. “CHCI alums are our strongest asset, and a testament to how important our work is to empower Latino/a/x professionals early on with meaningful leadership opportunities and experiences that help them excel in all sectors and industries. Moreover, CHCI alums continue to pay it forward by giving their time, talent, and expertise to uplift the next generation of Latino leaders.”

“I am honored and humbled to be elected as the next president of the CHCI Alumni Association and the opportunity to represent the more than 4,400 alumni across the country as a member of the CHCI Board of Directors. CHCI for decades has been charting the course for thousands of Latinxs as they navigate careers in a myriad of fields and exposing them to life-changing opportunities. I am thrilled to be joined by an amazing cohort of leaders on the board and together we are committed to building on the legacy of past CHCI-AA leadership and developing long-lasting partnerships and change for all alumni,” said Jose Plaza, CHCI Alumni Association National President (CHCI Graduate Fellow 2012-2013).

The leadership of the CHCI-AA Regional Chapters include:


Maria Velazquez, President

Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Vice President

Claudia Valencia, Secretary

Ana Artiaga, Treasurer


Jesus Ginez, President

Ramon Hernandez, Vice President

DC Metro

Antonio Hernandez, President

Aliza Auces, Vice President

New York City

Pamela Cardoso, President


Flavio Bravo, President

South Florida

Robert Locke, President

Ana Moas, Vice President

Oscar Serra, Secretary

Abel Ramos Taype, Treasurer

Carla Santamaria, Programs Coordinator

Southern California

Brian Lucero Contreras, President

Wendy Ramirez, Vice President

Jacqueline Perez-Valencia, Secretary

Gisela Ariza, Treasurer

Jorge Gonzalez Canizal, Programs Coordinator

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization in the country dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders®. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences to outstanding Latino/a/x students and young professionals, and convenes Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the nation and the Hispanic community. Visit and follow us @CHCI on social media.

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