Washington, D.C. – On December 10th, the membership of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA) elected its 2020 Board of Directors in the organization’s most competitive leadership election in the past few years.
HLA members elected an all-female Executive Committee for the second-year in a row, while the larger 2020 Board welcomes new and returning Board members spanning the private and nonprofit sectors of the advocacy industry. Members of Congress including Reps. Pete Aguilar, Lucille Roybal- Allard, Cheri Bustos, Tony Cardenas, and Darren Soto attended HLA’s election and year-end celebration to congratulate the new Board and tout HLA’s remarkable growth.
“On behalf of HLA’s Board of Directors, we are grateful for our members’ confidence in our leadership and vision,” said Liz Lopez, HLA President. “HLA is the strongest it has ever been, thanks to our amazing membership. We look forward to building on existing programs and working on new initiatives that will enable our membership to grow its presence and influence.”
The 2020 Board of Directors are:
• President: Liz Lopez, Senior Director, Social Impact Investing & External Affairs, YWCA USA • Vice President: Anais Carmona, Director, Federal Legislative Affairs, T-Mobile USA • Secretary: Amalia Chamorro, Associate Director, Education Policy Project, UnidosUS • Treasurer: Angela Arboleda, Founder & CEO, innovAr Strategies
At-Large Board Members:
• Lucia Alonzo, Chief of Staff, Ferox Strategies • Manuel Bonilla, Chief Advocacy & Practice Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists • Maria Luisa Boyce, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, UPS • Carissa Faña, Government Relations Consultant, Becker • Susie Feliz, Vice President, Policy & Legislative Affairs, National Urban League • Rosemary Garza, Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, Univision • Rich Lopez, Director, Federal & Administration Affairs, General Motors • Norberto Salinas, Senior Counsel & Director of Government Relations, Intel • Patricia Tamez, Government Relations Advisor, Shell
HLA would like to thank the 2019 Board of Directors for their service, including retiring Board members and past presidents—Susie Santana, Assistant Vice President of Federal Affairs at AT&T and Omar Franco, Managing Director at Becker.