Leadership

Board of Directors

The CHLI Board of Directors is comprised of United States Congressional Members and executives from Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, and small businesses. The diverse Board of Directors shares their time, talents, and treasure to focus on the vision, mission, and purpose of CHLI. They lead the organization to develop and provide quality programs to prepare, connect and honor leaders.

Board Officers Executive Committee

Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Chairman
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Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX)

Vice-Chairman
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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL)

Vice-Chairman
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John Hoel

Treasurer
Altria Client Services
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Emilio X. Gonzalez

Secretary
Verizon
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Heather Kennedy

Chair of Governance Committee
The Home Depot
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Congressional Board Members

Senator Robert Menendez (NJ)

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Senator
Rick Scott (FL)

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Tony
Gonzales (TX)

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Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (PR)

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Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH)

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Rep. Albio Sires
(NJ)

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Rep. Darren Soto
(FL)

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Rep. David Valadao
(CA)

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Corporate Board Members

The Honorable Bill Flores

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Akin Gump
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Silvia R. Aldana

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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LaKeitha Anderson

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
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Joe Avila

Ford Motor Company
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Maria Luisa Boyce

UPS
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Sara Decker

Walmart
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Omar Franco

Becker & Poliakoff
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Javier Gamboa

Business Roundtable
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Marc Gonzales

AT&T
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Downey Magallanes

BP America
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Leo Muñoz

Comcast | NBC Universal | Telemundo
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Isaac Reyes

Target
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Ilia Rodriguez

Accenture
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Alexandra Valderrama

Chevron
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Jennifer Zinicola

Coca-Cola
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Frank Cruz-Alvarez

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
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Advisory Council Members

The CHLI Advisory Council members serve in advisory roles to the Board of Directors and President & CEO in organizational development, programmatic support, and strategic advice to advance the objectives of CHLI.

Melissa Alvarado

Delta Air Lines
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Linda Auglis

National Beer Wholesalers Association
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Kristin Bodenstedt

Bacardi North America Corporation
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Kwame Canty

Edison Electric Institute
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Kayla Garcia

Molson Coors
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Guillermo Godoy

General Motors
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Karis Gutter

Corteva Agriscience
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Chanelle Hardy

Google
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Robert Harris

Apple
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Donnica Hawes-Saunders

Philip Morris International
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Mario Hernandez

Western Union
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Brandon Hicks

HP
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Amy Travieso Loveng

American Petroleum Institute
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Liz Lopez

Constellation Brands
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Lance Mangum

FedEx Corporation
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Miguel E. Mendoza

Amazon
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Howard Moon

Amgen
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Katherine Rodriguez

DoorDash
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Ashli Nelson

McDonald’s Corporation
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Paula Uribe

PepsiCo.
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Joanna Diaz Soffer

T-Mobile USA, Inc.
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Peter Villegas

Actum
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Nora Venegas

Tyson Foods, Inc.
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Mark Williams

Ferox Strategies
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Virginia Zigras

Charter Communications
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