CHLI Gala and Leadership Awards

Remarks by CHLI Founder and Chairman Lincoln Diaz-Balart at 18th Annual Gala & Awards

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CHLI Gala and Leadership Awards Strength and Diversity 2022

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The Leadership in Public Service Award honors Congressional leaders, one Republican and one Democrat, for their commitment to advancing the Hispanic community’s Diversity of Thought and achievements.

The CHLI Founders International Leadership Award celebrates an individual whose leadership has had global impact.

2020 Leadership in Public Service Honoree, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

Leadership in Public Service Award Recipients U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (MO) and U.S. Representative Pete Aguilar (CA) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen International Leadership Award Recipient, Rosa María Payá, Leader of Cuba Decide and Human Rights Activist.

2019 CHLI Ileana Ros-Lehtinen International Leadership Award Presented to Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States
(L-R) Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, CHLI Treasurer John Hoel, CHLI Board Member Joe Avila, Gala Chair Nathalie Rayes, Chairman The Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart, former Congresswoman The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Henry Cuellar and CHLI Board Members

2018 CHLI Ileana Ros-Lehtinen International Leadership Award
(L-R) CHLI Gala Chair Nathalie Rayes, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Congressman Bill Flores, CHLI Chairman The Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, her husband Dexter Lehtinen, and their daughter Patricia Lehtinen Silva, with CHLI Board Members

2017 Leadership in Public Service Honoree, Congressman Gerald E. Connoly
(L-R) Congressman Albio Sires, Congressman Gerald Connoly, Congressman Henry Cuellar and CHLI President and CEO, Mary Ann Gomez Orta

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