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Eric Holder Joins the Board of Ariel Investments

Eric Holder Joins the Board of Ariel Investments

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has been appointed to the Board of Ariel Investments. The 68-year-old Partner at Covington & Burling recently announced he would not seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after two years of speculation. “Eric Holder has a distinguished track record in both the public and private sectors. I know Ariel will benefit greatly from his extraordinary experience, keen intellect and insights,” said John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments. Holder has served in government for more than thirty years, having been appointed to various positions requiring Senate confirmation by Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan. The 1973 Columbia College graduate earned his JD from Columbia Law School in 1976. Ariel is the largest minority-owned investment firm. Since 2000, Mellody Hobson has served as President of the Chicago-based company, which employs 88 people. Ariel Investments’ firm-wide assets under management totaled approximately $13.0 billion and the company has offices in NYC and Sydney. More here.

Hispanic Caucus Calls for Investigation Into Trump Org Hiring of Undocumented Workers

Hispanic Caucus Calls for Investigation Into Trump Org Hiring of Undocumented Workers

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Become First Latinxs to Receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Become First Latinxs to Receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize