The Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA), a 501 (c)(6) organization, was founded in 2006. Its mission is to advance and empower Hispanic/Latino government relations and public affairs professionals by fostering mentorship and professional development opportunities. HLA strongly believes in the importance of diversifying the profession so that it reflects the changing face of America.

 

Membership is calendar year and open to all individuals who self-identify with or are committed to supporting the Hispanic/Latino community and who have professional responsibilities in the field of government relations and/or public affairs.

 

HLA’s members are talented advocates whose expertise and knowledge make for a more informed policy making process. They work in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; serve as community relations, external affairs, government relations, policy, and public affairs advocates; and are experts in a broad range of issues, including cybersecurity, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, media, tax, technology, and telecommunications.

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Board of Directors

The HLA Board of Directors consists of the Executive Committee (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer). The Board of Directors also includes nine at-large members. All seats are elected by the general membership and board members serve two-year terms. The current term is for 2021-22.

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Carlos A. Becerra

At-large board member

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Manuel Bonilla

At-large board member

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Maria Luisa Boyce

At-large board member

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Carissa Faña

At-large board member

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Susie Feliz

At-large board member

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Noe Garcia III

At-large board member

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Norberto Salinas

At-large board member

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Patricia Tamez

At-large board member

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Liz Lopez

Past President

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Annais Carmona

President

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Lucia Alonzo

Vice President

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Angela Arboleda

Treasurer

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Amalia Chamorro

Secretary

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Get Involved

HLA membership is calendar year (January 1st - December 31st), membership fee is $100, and members must be committed to supporting HLA’s mission and have professional responsibilities in the field of government relations or public affairs.