Candidate for Treasurer
Statement of Intent
I believe that diverse representation in all professions is critical to achieve the broadest set of opinions and information. As a lobbyist, I believe that the profession is stronger when there is a diversity of perspectives on how to achieve strategic policy outcomes. That is why I believe in the mission of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA). HLA affords new and more experienced lobbyists with the ability to stay connected to other Latinos who have various views of the Latinx community in political and policy matters.
I want to continue serving HLA as Treasurer as I believe the experience I've gained over the past year will serve the association well to maintain the financial stability and well-being of the organization especially as it grows its membership and programmatic portfolio. I believe that as a seasoned professional and lobbyist I can serve the organization best as Treasurer maintaining the fiduciary responsibilities of the association while allowing me the ability to mentor other newer board members as we position the association's profile on the Hill and on K Street.
Angela Arboleda serves as Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, for Altria Client Services, which provides professional services and support to Altria Group and its operating companies. As part of the federal team, Angela is responsible for all federal legislative and regulatory activity affecting Altria Group, Inc., and its operating companies (Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, Nat Sherman, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates). The range of issues Angela manages includes corporate and excise taxes, employee benefits, and tobacco product legislation and regulation. Angela brings more than 17 years of experience in government affairs, external affairs, and political strategy.
Prior to her current position, Angela was President and CEO of innovAr Strategies, LLC, a socially responsible consulting firm. Angela also served as Vice President of Federal Government and External Affairs at Herbalife Nutrition, where she managed a multi-pronged crisis management campaign. Angela also served as Senior Advisor for then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Angela worked for civil rights organizations including UnidosUS and the National Organization for Women (NOW) where she worked on equality and criminal justice issues affecting diverse communities. Angela serves in the Advisory Board of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), and as Treasurer of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA). From 2017 to 2019 she served on the Board of Directors of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI). Angela received her B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University.