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CHCI NAMES NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2021-2022 Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) is CHCI’s New Chair

Washington D.C. – January 22, 2021 — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced the addition of new members of its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of officers for 2021-2022.

Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) will serve as CHCI’s new Chair. Rep. Barragán also serves as the First Vice Chair for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in the 117th Congress.

The CHCI Board officers include: Vice Chair Ronald Estrada, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Empowerment, Univision Communications, Inc.; Treasurer Maria Luisa Boyce, Vice President for International Policy, UPS; and Secretary Peter R. Villegas, Co-Chairman, Mercury. In addition, CHCI named Ignacio A. Sandoval, a Partner at Morgan Lewis as General Counsel.

“I am honored to serve as CHCI’s Chair and work alongside the organization’s dedicated staff, alumni, and program participants, as well as our Board and Advisory Council members,” said Rep. Barragán. “I look forward to advancing and supporting CHCI’s mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders, and to ensure that our voices are represented in all sectors of the workforce.”

The new members joining the Board of Directors include:

Sen. Ben Ray Luján (NM)
Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
Rep. Darren Soto (FL- 09)
Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35)

Silvia Aldana, Manager of Federal Affairs – PG&E Corporation
Raul Anaya, President of Business Banking – Bank of America
Angela Arboleda, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs – Altria
David Gonzales, Global Chief Diversity Officer – Bristol Myers Squibb
Bruce Harris, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs – Walmart
Antonio Moya, Manager of the Latino Relations Department – Salt River Project (SRP)
Leo Muñoz, Executive Director of Federal Governmental Affairs – Comcast Corporation
Ademola Oyefeso, International Vice President and Director of the Legislative and Political Action
Department – United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
Jose L. Plaza, CHCI Alumni Association National President
Ignacio A. Sandoval, Partner – Morgan Lewis
Zuraya Tapia-Hadley, Manager of Public Policy – Facebook

Other CHCI Board members who will continue to serve in 2021-22 include:

Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)
Evelyn De Jesus, Vice President for Education – American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Rich Garcia, Vice President, Operations – State Farm
Jesse Price, Public Policy – TikTok

“We are excited to welcome the new 2021-2022 CHCI Board Members and Officers. With backgrounds that range from corporate executives, to entrepreneurs, to civic leaders, CHCI counts on the expertise of a remarkable slate of leaders at the top of their professions. Our board will continue to strengthen our programs and continue to position CHCI as a center for thought leadership,” said Marco Davis, CHCI President and CEO.

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 CHCI.org and follow us @CHCI on social media.

Contact: Maria Ibañez / mibanez@chci.org

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