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Jacquelyn Puente Joins CHLI

Friday, March 9, 2007  
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WASHINGTON, DC - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is pleased to announce Jacquelyn Puente as CHLI's new Director of Development and Corporate Relations. In this new position, Jacquelyn will oversee CHLI's fundraising initiatives as well as the development and implementation of its corporate relations strategy. She will work with corporations around the nation interested in partnering with CHLI on public policy initiatives and research projects.
"We recognize that CHLI continues to grow and strengthen as a public policy organization. Jacquelyn's leadership and experience will help CHLI to expand and create more opportunities that will help Hispanic communities within the United States," said Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, CHLI Executive Director. "We look forward to working with her."
"I am enthusiastic about pursuing the many new avenues of support for CHLI," said Jacquelyn Puente. "With increasing demand for strong leadership in the U.S. Hispanic and Portuguese communities, I am committed to building lasting partnerships and programs that will increase participation in the charitable and educational work, which CHLI has already established."
Prior to joining CHLI, Ms. Puente was the Manager of the National Blood Foundation, where she managed individual and institutional fundraising programs, a scientific research grants program, and multiple endowments, working extensively with the the National Institutes of Health as well as pharmaceutical and biomedical corporations, blood services, hospitals, and research institutions. In 2005, she was nominated for a Presidential appointment at the Treasury Department in the Office of Economic Policy, where she covered energy, trade, social insurance and healthcare. She is a graduate of American University with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in International Economic Policy and Russian language and Area Studies.
Jacquelyn M. Puente
Director of Development and Corporate Relations

Established in 2003, CHLI works to promote new and alternative approaches to challenges faced by the 40 million Hispanic and Portuguese Americans living in the United States today. Through educational partnerships, leadership programs, academic seminars and other events, CHLI provides opportunities for discussion and exploration of strategic solutions for community challenges that in turn, benefit the nation as a whole.  For more information on CHLI’s programs and upcoming events, please visit the website at:

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