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February 13, 2020

CHCI Announces Six New Advisory Council Members for 2020-2021

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CHCI Announces Six New Advisory Council Members for 2020-2021

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) introduces its newest cohort of advisory council members for 2020-2021 hailing from Fortune 500 companies in an array of industries including the finance, tech, media, and labor sectors. The 40+ CHCI Advisory Council members support the organization with resources and expertise, helping provide strategic input and guidance.

“CHCI is honored to have the exemplary leadership of these six members joining our Advisory Council. Their collective experience and knowledge will further bolster our efforts to drive true community impact.” – U.S. Representative and CHCI Chair, Ruben Gallego.

New Advisory Council Members


Mercedes Garcia 

Vice President of Community Relations, Mastercard


Richard F Lopez 

Director of Federal and Administration Affairs, General Motors


Grisella M. Martinez

Vice President of Government Relations at the National Association of Broadcasters, CHCI Alumnus


Elizabeth Nieto

Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Amazon


Ademola Oyefeso

International Vice President and Director of the Legislative and Political Action Department, UFCW


Matthew Spikes

Director of Government Relations, Business Roundtable

“We are proud to welcome our newest Advisory Council Members. Our 2020-2021 Advisory Council leadership includes respected public officials, community advocates and industry experts with the passion, insight, and vision to help advance our mission to elevate Latino leadership across all industries.” – CHCI President and CEO, Marco Davis.

Facebook Public Policy Manager, Zuraya Tapia-Hadley, welcomes the opportunity to pay it forward, already serving on the CHCI Advisory Council to continue igniting the diverse leadership agenda.

“While I’ve been engaged with CHCI for several years in different capacities, last year was my first as part of CHCI’s Advisory Council and it’s been a unique and incredible opportunity to provide insight and direct support to the organization’s mission. CHCI has highly talented leaders at the helm and I’m proud to witness how the organization continues to grow and succeed. As one of the few Latinas representing tech in government affairs, it is very meaningful to me to help CHCI empower the next generation of Latino leaders, which is imperative for the future of government, industry, and our country as a whole.”

A full list of the CHCI Advisory Council Members can be found HERE. For media inquiries, please contact


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country. CHCI educates, empowers, and connects Latino emerging leaders by providing leadership development programs and educational services. The nonprofit was established in 1978 by four Hispanic Members of Congress to ensure a diverse and inclusive leadership pipeline across the nation. CHCI is comprised of Hispanic/Latino Members of Congress, nonprofit leaders, and corporate executives guiding the institution’s mission forward. CHCI works directly with young professionals each year through its various programming opportunities and is a lead impact convener featuring its annual leadership events and industry summits. For more information or to get involved, visit and follow @CHCI on social media.


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