Candidate for At-large Board of Director Member
Statement of Intent
Since 2013, when I first joined the Hispanic Lobbyists Association as a member, I have been committed to the organization's mission of promoting diversity and representation of Hispanic government relations professionals. As a current At-large board member I co-led the organizations mentorship program. This year, HLA ran two concurrent mentorship programs--one to prepare Hispanic Congressional staff for upward mobility on and off the Hill and the other, our inaugural HLA mentorship program to help junior level government relations professionals advance in their careers with support from our more seasoned HLA members. I am deeply committed to this service and would be honored to continue this work if given the opportunity through another term.
Susie Feliz brings nearly two decades of federal policy, legislative and advocacy experience supporting causes that advance social and economic change in underserved communities. As the Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affairs for the National Urban League, she leads the National Urban League Washington Bureau’s policy team in the development of public policy priorities and advocacy strategies that advance the National Urban League’s economic empowerment and civil rights agenda. She also works to promote the Urban League’s policy objectives externally through strategic advocacy before Congress and the Administration as well as through targeted education and outreach to business leaders, advocacy organizations and other key stakeholders and partners. Before joining the National Urban League, Susie served in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate for a decade, advising four members of Congress including as a legislative aide to former Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and legislative director to Representatives Joe Baca (CA-43), AL Green (TX-09) and Karen Bass (CA-37). Susie is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and building the next generation of Hispanic leaders and has served with various organizations including the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association, Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities and Hispanic Lobbyists Association.