Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

Angela Maria Arboleda


Angela Maria Arboleda

Vice President of Government & Community Affairs
Herbalife Nutrition


Angela Maria Arboleda serves as Herbalife's Vice President of Government and Community Affairs. In this capacity she works on a variety of corporate issues and serves as the federal government relations lobbyist to the Legislative and Executive branches.  Angela executes Herbalife’s legislative priorities on Capitol Hill bringing value to the company’s overall profitability.  Angela is responsible for managing Herbalife’s external relations and building strategic partnerships with communities in order to advance healthy, active life-styles, balanced nutrition, and financial empowerment.  Angela is based in Herbalife's Washington, D.C. office.  

Angela joined Herbalife after a 15-year career in public service. Most recently she served as Senior Policy Advisor for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).  In that capacity she oversaw and provided policy and political strategy to the Democratic Leadership on a broad range of issues impacting the Latino and Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the U.S.  Angela also served as the Senate liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus working directly with the Members of Congress.  

Prior to her time on Capitol Hill, Angela worked at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. – as Director of Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Policy.  In 2004, she authored a book entitled Lost Opportunities: The Reality of Latinos in the U.S. Criminal Justice System.  At NCLR, she was a spokesperson to both mainstream and Spanish-language media.

Angela also worked for the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) where she developed national organizing campaigns on behalf of women and workers.

Angela is a graduate of the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.