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CHCI Names Enrique A. Chaurand, SVP of External Affairs & Communications

Washington, D.C.The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has announced the appointment of seasoned public affairs and communications expert, Enrique A. Chaurand, as Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Communications. Enrique will oversee CHCI’s community and Congressional engagement footprint along with internal and external communications.

“We are delighted to add Enrique to our stellar team, ”said Domenika Lynch, CHCI President & CEO. “Enrique brings a wealth of experience in strengthening organizational impact through strategic communications, stakeholder relations, and brand building.”

Prior to his appointment, Chaurand served as Deputy Vice President of Communications and Marketing for UnidosUS, Chief Communications and Government Relations Officer at Swope Community Enterprises, Inc., and as the Director of Speech Writing and Editorial for the U.S. Department of Labor Administration of Former President, Barack Obama.  Chaurand also worked in the Clinton Administration in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. He began his career as a reporter for the Mesa Tribune Newspaper, in Mesa AZ. His expertise includes public and government relations, speech writing, corporate fundraising, community engagement and leadership positioning.

“It’s a privilege to continue my journey in empowering our community with this new post at CHCI,” said Chaurand. “I am honored to join the team in leveling the leadership playing field through CHCI’s robust programming in developing emerging leaders across all industries.”


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. The nonprofit was established in 1978, by three Hispanic Members of Congress to ensure a diverse and inclusive leadership pipeline and is comprised of Hispanic/Latino Members of Congress, nonprofit leaders, and corporate executives guiding the Institution’s mission forward. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, and R2L NextGen program. For more information or to get involved, visit and follow @CHCI on social media.