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In recent years, the role of Hispanics in American politics and business has grown to record levels allowing more Hispanics to serve in public and leadership positions now more than ever. With increased participation comes increased awareness on issues impacting the Hispanic community and an increased need for advocates who reflect the great diversity of this country, and who appreciate the Hispanic community's perspective and its role in the greater political landscape.  

Membership does not require one to be a registered lobbyist - any individual interested in or already working in the fields of politics, government relations, public policy, advocacy, and public affairs will greatly benefit from our network and programming. 


The Hispanic Lobbyists Association was founded in 2006 by a group of Washington advocates with a vision to organize and associate Hispanic lobbyists across the country into an organization to promote communication, education, and bipartisanship.



Liz Lopez joins Nexus Consulting LLC

Liz Lopez, HLA Secretary, joined Nexus Consulting as Managing Director. She provides external affairs, government relations, and strategic partnership support to businesses, investors, and nonprofits. Previously, Liz served as Executive Vice President of Public Policy at a national financial services membership organization. Her areas of expertise include appropriations, corporate social responsibility, economic development, Puerto Rico, small business (SBA programs, women/minority-owned businesses), and tax (NMTC, Opportunity Zones program). Congrats, Liz!

HLA Board Member, Susie Saavedra, Promoted to VP!

Susie Saavedra was named Vice President for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the National Urban League. She previously was a senior director at the organization. Congrats, Susie! 

Former HLA President Cristina Antelo launches Ferox Strategies

Former HLA President Cristina Antelo has launched her own government relations firm, Ferox Strategies. Cristina is a founding member of the HLA and oversaw the group's growth as its president. Cristina continues to nurture Latino professional development as Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The launch of Ferox is the next stage in Cristina's career from Wall Street to K Street, representing Fortune 500 clients for over a decade at top-ranked, bipartisan government and public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. Congrats, Cristina! 

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Our leadership and Board is comprised of registered lobbyists as well as government affairs professionals who advocate, who communicate and educate on issues of great importance to our country and our Hispanic Community.  We are a diverse group representing industry, trade associations, education and not-profit interests and we believe in advancing a government affairs profession that reflects the diversity of our country.