Director of Finance
Rudy Vargas, a native of Whittier, California, serves as the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Director of Finance. Rudy’s primary responsibilities include managing the day to day operations of the office, working with President & CEO, Mary Ann Gomez Orta, and Finance Assistant, Raquel Martinez. He graduated from The University of the Potomac with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Rudy aspires to a career in business operations and finance.
Rudy began his journey with CHLI as an intern contributing to projects like the expansion of the Global Leaders Program and the revamping of the organization’s website. His time with CHLI was extended as his expertise proved to be integral to those projects and more. He was then hired on part-time as the Administrative & Operations Assistant. Through his dedication to the diversity of thought, he was brought on full-time and was promoted to the Executive Administrative Assistant. After one year of assisting the President & CEO in day to day operations and finances, he was promoted to the Administrative & Operations Manager. Currently, his primary focus is to manage efficiencies for CHLI operations and work with the Finance Assistant to track all accounts receivables and accounts payables.