Hispanic Lobbyist Association Elects All-Female Exec Board
The Hispanic Lobbyist Association (HLA) for the first time in the history of the organization elected an Executive Board comprised of all women on Tuesday. Liz López, the newly elected President of HLA, has over a decade of experience advising Fortune 500 companies, businesses, and nonprofits on external affairs, government relations, legal matters, and strategic partnership development. The University of Chicago and Boston University School of Law graduate is currently a Managing Director at Nexus Consulting. She previously served as EVP of Public Policy at the Opportunity Finance Network; in Federal Government Relations Advisor capacities at Barnes & Thornburg LLC and Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP; and as an Assistant District Attorney. Anaís Carmona, Manager of Federal Government Affairs and Strategic Alliances at T-Mobile, was elected VP of HLA. Before joining T-Mobile, the Georgetown University graduate was an Associate at D&P Creative Strategies, LLC. Elected as Treasurer is Rosemary Garza. The University of Houston graduate, who holds a Master’s from George Washington University, currently serves as Associate Director of Global Government Affairs for Medtronic. Previously, Garza worked for Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) and former Congressman Charlie González. Facebook Manager for Public Policy Zuraya Tapia-Hadley was elected as Secretary. The 2003 Universidad de las Américas, Puebla graduate, who went on to earn a Master of Laws from Georgetown University, was previously a Principal at The Raben Group; VP of Public Affairs at UPS on the Global Government Affairs team; Director of Development and Director of the Mexican American Leadership Initiative at the U.S.-Mexico Foundation; Executive Director of the Hispanic National Bar Association; and worked for Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) on the Small Business Committee, among others. HLA also selected their Board-at-Large: Omar Franco, Susie Felíz,Susan Santana, Patricia Villarreal Tamez, Chuck Rocha, Lucia Alonzo, Noe García, Manuel Bonilla, and Rich López. More here.