Their leadership and expertise strengthened CHLI's vision of advancing the Hispanic community's diversity of thought. CHLI's Board of Directors, the governing body for the organization, is led by its Chairman, former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart. The Board of Directors sets the focus and direction, and provides support to staff. The CHLI Board of Directors includes Members of Congress, corporate executives, and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to this growing national Hispanic organization.
Bert Gomez is Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Mr. Gomez is the company's chief lobbyist and heads all legislative and agency advocacy and outreach efforts in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols. He oversees key relationships and contact with policy makers and with external strategic alliances and works close with the regulatory and legal team on Federal Communications Commission and other agency matters. Bert is a founding board member of CHLI and works with other national Hispanic groups and industry associations, lending his time and efforts to many charitable causes.
Brian Doran is a New York/New Jersey Region Executive and Director of Governmental Affairs for Popular Community Bank. His responsibilities include executive management and oversight of the Bank's sales, marketing, and operations in the New York Metropolitan area and monitoring and participating in federal and state legislative and regulatory matters impacting the finance industry. Brian joined CHLI's Board in 2009 and served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He continues to serve CHLI as a member of the Corporate Advisory Council.
Vicki Iseman is a Partner at the lobbying firm Alcalde & Fay. She represents corporate and public sector clients on issues as diverse as government procurement and regulatory reform. Her experience includes representation of clients before Congress, Federal government agencies, and state and local opinion leaders and advising senior executives, community and business leaders on strategic initiatives. Active in philanthropy, Vicki works with and serves on the boards of several local and national charities. Vicki served on CHLI's Governance Committee.
"I would like to sincerely thank Bert, Brian and Vicki for their leadership in helping build CHLI into what it has grown to today. Their vision and guidance has enabled CHLI to advance our mission of developing and empowering the next generation of Hispanic leaders. While they may be stepping down from the board, their presence and influence shall always be felt. Thank you for your service, your friendship, and your continued support," said Chairman Lincoln Diaz-Balart.