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Tuesday, April 5, 2011  
Posted by: Yisel Cabrera
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Five New Members Join CHLI’s Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is proud to announce the addition of five (5) new members to its Board of Directors: Rep. Francisco "Quico” Canseco (TX-23), Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17), Rep. Raul Labrador (ID-1), Rep. David Rivera (FL-25), and Mr. David Olivencia of Oracle.

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. It is comprised of twelve (12) Corporate Board Members and ten (10) Congressional Board Members. The five (5) new members join a team of established and well-respected colleagues: Treasurer- Christopher Turner (Dell, Inc.), Secretary- Susan Santana (AT&T), Vice Chairman - Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Vice Chairman – Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-21), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18), Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-21), Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-13), Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (PR), John Hoel (Altria Client Services Inc.), Vicki Iseman (Carnival Foundation), Rudy Beserra (The Coca-Cola Company), Susan Gonzales (Comcast Foundation), Orlando Padilla (Padilla NetWorks, LLC), Brian F. Doran, Esq. (Banco Popular North America), Bert Gomez (Univision Communications, Inc.), Belinda Garza (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.), and Ivette Fernandez.

"The growth of CHLI’s Board of Directors ensures that the organization will continue to benefit from the guidance of a distinguished group of individuals. Our new Board Members represent diverse communities and sectors, and have a proven record of extraordinary leadership,” said Chairman Lincoln Diaz-Balart.

"I am deeply honored to serve on the board of CHLI, as the son of Mexican immigrants I support their mission of providing young Hispanics the tools to work closely with Congress and join the business world. Hispanics are a very important voice in America, I am glad to be part of such a great organization,” said Congressman Quico Canseco.


About CHLI:

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI, pronounced "chili”) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, based in Washington, D.C., that advances the diversity of thought in U.S. Hispanic community in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as in the international community. For more information, please visit You may also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For More Information:
Mari Cabrera
(202) 347-8280, ext. 303

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