Future Leaders Conference

About The Conference

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Program: CHLI Future Leaders Conference
Theme: Shape Your Future
Location: Capitol Hill
Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.Wendy Martinez Award Reception

The CHLI Future Leaders Conference prepares the next generation of leaders by convening over 200 students, interns, young professionals, Congressional staff, corporate executives and community leaders at an annual conference.

The Conference brings together Members of Congress, distinguished corporate, government and non-profit leaders for panel discussions that encourage and promote public service, leadership and entrepreneurship among today’s young adults.

The CHLI Future Leaders Conference provides students the opportunity to make career building connections with their peers and leaders in their potential career fields.

The conference takes place in Washington, D.C. This year the program will be in-person and virtual to provide more college students and young professionals from across the country, the opportunity to participate. Students and young professionals have the opportunity to make career-building connections and gather advice from leaders in their potential career fields.

Registration for the conference is complimentary made possible by our sponsors.

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Future Leaders Conference 2022

Getting to Know the Audience


List of Members of Congress

  • Congressman Henry Cuellar
  • Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
  • The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Speakers & Moderators 

  • LaKeitha Anderson, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Ernesto Alfonso, Multilateral Affairs Directorate, National Security Council
  • Jennifer Cortez, Equity Specialist, Ford Motor Fund Company
  • Joanna Diaz Soffer, Principal External Affairs Manager Strategic Alliance and External Affairs, T-Mobile
  • Brandon Hicks, Government Affairs Lead, HP Inc.
  • Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Alisa La, Multicultural Stakeholder Relations, McDonald’s
  • Christian Martinez, Deputy Press Secretary, Office of Governor Glenn Youngkin
  • Neri Martinez, Staff Director, US Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • Michael Monrroy, Director of Coalitions, The LIBRE Initiative
  • Juan Rosa, National Director of Civic Engagement, NALEO Educational Fund
  • Marisa Sanchez, Manager of Government Relations, Ferox Strategies
  • Aaron Sherinian, Senior Vice President- Global Outreach, Deseret Management Corporation
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