Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute


CHLI Welcomes Spring 2019 Global Leaders

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) 2019 Spring Global Leaders kicked off orientation week at American Beverage Association. CHLI Director of Programs & External Affairs, Juan Negron, welcomed the group and introduced CHLI's team, mission, and guided them through their 15-week long fellowship program. CHLI's Creative Communication & Marketing Manager, Michelle Archilla, spoke to the group about interacting through social media and engaging with followers throughout the semester, to share their CHLI experience. They later met with CHLI Senior Advisor, Stephen Halloway, for a conversation at The World Bank.

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Mary Ann Gomez Orta, President & CEO of CHLI, elected as new Chair of the HACR Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /CSRwire/ - The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is pleased to announce that the HACR board of directors elected Mary Ann Gomez Orta as the new board chair. Gomez Orta, who is the president & CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will serve for a two-year term effective January 1, 2019. She succeeds Ignacio Salazar, president & CEO of SER-Jobs for Progress, who served as board chair since 2015, and will continue to serve on the board executive committee through December 31, 2019, and will remain on the full board of directors.

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CHLI Remembers President George H.W. Bush

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) released the following statement:

CHLI extends its deepest sympathies to the Bush family and loved ones. President George H.W. Bush was a consummate public servant who spent his life devoted to his family and our nation. The last World War II veteran to serve as President, his passing marks the passing of an era.

CHLI Chairman, The Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart shared, “Rest In Peace, George H.W. Bush, one of the greatest US Presidents. Thank you for an exemplary life.” 

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Michelle Archilla
CHLI Briefing: A Discussion with Experts on the Value of Medicine

Washington, D.C. – On November 14, 2018, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) held a Congressional Hill Briefing on the Value of Medicine, in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. The CHLI Briefing series facilitates an in-depth dialogue with various perspectives on relevant legislative topics impacting the U.S. Hispanic community.

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) joined CHLI in giving welcoming remarks, as she concludes her historic three-decade-long Congressional career, “CHLI has impacted thousands of future Latino leaders through programs like its Congressional Hill Briefings, which provide a platform to discuss issues that impact the Hispanic community.”

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Check Out What Our Fall 2018 CHLI Global Leaders Have Been Up To

Our Fall 2018 CHLI Global Leaders have been out and about since landing in Washington D.C. Thank you to our CHLI Global Leaders Sponsors for making this opportunity possible: Peter Villegas, Coca-Cola Foundation; Juan Otero, Comcast Foundation; Heather Kennedy, The Home Depot; John Hoel, Altria Client Services; Issac Reyes, Target; Emilio Gonzalez, Verizon Foundation; and Alberto Senior, MillerCoors. 

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CHLI’s Trade & International Affairs Symposium: Remarks by U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, Women in Trade, and Experts on the New USMCA Agreement

Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) held its 7th Annual Trade & International Affairs Symposium: Trade in the Americas on October 3, 2018, at Top of the Hill, in Washington, D.C. Each year, the symposium brings together international business leaders, experts on trade, members of the diplomatic community, Members of Congress, and U.S. government officials to discuss trade issues and international affairs that affect U.S. global competitiveness.

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The CHLI Fall 2018 Global Leaders Have Arrived!

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) kicked off orientation week with CHLI Board Member, Patrice Webb at theAmerican Beverage Association. CHLI Director of Programs & External Affairs, Juan Negron, gave welcome remarks and introduced the CHLI team and mission. Then Global Leaders met up with CHLI Senior Advisor, Stephen Halloway, who lead the interns through a tour of The World Bank.

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