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CHLI Announces Two New Board Members

Sunday, June 26, 2005  
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Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuño of Puerto Rico and Hector Alcalde, Founder and Chairman of

Alcalde & Fay, join CHLI Board of Directors

Washington, DC – – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is pleased to announce two

new members to its Board of Directors;

Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuño (PR) and Mr. Hector


, Founder and Chairman of Alcalde & Fay.

"CHLI is honored to have two additional distinguished leaders of the Hispanic community join the Board

of Directors of this growing organization. As a freshman member of Congress, Luis Fortuño has gained

the respect and recognition of his colleagues as a strong advocate for his constituents and for all Latinos.

We are also privileged to have Hector Alcalde serve as a board member. His long track record as a

consultant to numerous national and international organizations is a tremendous asset to CHLI. We

welcome them both to the CHLI Board of Directors and look forward to working together as we expand

our programs and initiatives in the coming months, said

Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Board of Directors.

The Honorable Luis Fortuño was elected as the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico for the 109


Congress. From 1994 to 1996, Fortuño was the secretary of Puerto Rico’s Economic Development and

Commerce. He also worked as the executive director for Puerto Rico Tourism Company. Born in San

Juan, Puerto Rico, Fortuño received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his law

degree from University of Virginia.

Mr. Hector Alcalde, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Alcalde & Fay, has

more than 35 years of experience in the legislative process in Washington, DC. Alcalde has represented

numerous national and international corporations and organizations at the federal, state and local levels of

government. For 12 years, he worked as the Chief of Staff to former Congressman Sam Gibbons, who

later served as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. A native of New York, he made his

home in Florida in the early 1950’s as an educator. As part of his commitment to education, Alcalde

served as a Board of Trustee member for his alma mater University of Tampa, Rector and Board Member

of George Mason University and trustee of the of the Fairfax County Public Schools Education


The Institute’s board members include Members of Congress, corporate executives, and community

leaders who volunteer their time and talents to this growing national Hispanic organization. Their

leadership and expertise strengthen CHLI’s goal of building strong partnerships with the small business

community, philanthropic foundations, corporations, public sector and international institutions.

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a 501 (C ) (3) non-profit and non-partisan

organization dedicated to creating a broader awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and

views of millions of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. The Institute endeavors to both

educate the public, media, academia and the private sector about fellow Americans of Hispanic and

Portuguese descent, and to educate Hispanic and Portuguese Americans about the options for

advancement and vision of the American Dream. For more information, please visit:

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