Candidate for President
Statement of Intent
I have served on the HLA board since 2015 and as Vice President for two years. During my tenure, I have brought innovative programming that tailors to the needs of our membership, have worked to increase and diversify our membership, and create meaningful networking opportunities for our membership.
I am honored to be running for President of HLA because I deeply believe in what HLA stands for and the
community it brings together. HLA is more than an association but rather a family of individuals who come together to be a “home away from home.” We are an association with vast interests, unmeasurable experience, and a membership who is always open to helping each other—and we must tap into that. We have resources and individuals that are giants in the field who are willing to share their experience and members who are looking to belong to an organization that understands them and challenges them to grow. Bridging those experiences and tapping into that is the vision that I have for HLA.
I would like to be considered for the position of President of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association to grow our organization, to bring in partners across all sectors to connect, to represent Latino government affairs professionals, and find a place where we can dedicate energy to supporting and empowering each other. I want to support a board of individuals who are driven to serving our community with uncontested energy and passion for the work we do every day.
Anais Carmona serves a Director of Federal Legislative Affairs for T-Mobile. Anais is responsible for representing T-Mobile’s federal legislative interest before Members of Congress on issues related to telecommunications and technology. She also specializes in developing strategic partnerships with key third-party stakeholders and key constituencies. Anais is the Vice President of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association and has served on the Board for five consecutive years, where she brings programming, mentorship and networking opportunities tailored to serving the Hispanic professional community in Washington DC.
Anais was recognized as part of the Alumni Society’s Mission-Driven Class of 2019, City Year’s ‘2018 Idealist of the Year Award’ and Prospanica’s 2018 '40 Under 40’ for her exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to the growth of the Latino community. She participated in the Fundación Carolina Hispanic Leaders Program in Spain in 2017. Anais was also selected to participate in Center for American Progress (CAPs) sixth class of the U.S.-Mexico Leaders Initiative.
Prior to her time at T-Mobile, Anais was an Associate at D&P Creative Strategies, where she represented clients in telecommunications, tech, and energy. Anais has experience in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who represents her hometown of El Paso, Texas. She worked on issues pertaining to immigration and foreign policy. Anais also worked on homeland security issues at Obsidian Analysis and interned at the Pew Research Center. Anais graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and is proudly from the El Paso – Ciudad Juarez border region.