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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 4, 2017
Contact: Michelle Archilla
Email: marchilla@chli.org
Phone: 202.347.8280 ext. 305
 
CHLI congratulates Alexander Acosta on his confirmation as
U.S. Department of Labor Secretary

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is pleased to announce that the new U.S. Department of Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, was confirmed by a Senate majority on Thursday, April 27, 2017. CHLI is proud of the relationship between Secretary Acosta and the organization, as he was a participant at CHLI’s 5th Annual Trade & International Affairs Symposium in 2015 and he, along with the provost, accepted the CHLI Maestro Award to Florida International University, at CHLI’s 11th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards.
"With our new Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta, the President and I are confident that we will accomplish even more for working Americans and job creators all across this nation," Vice-President, Michael Richard Pence, commending Secretary Acosta. "Alex Acosta is the right man at the right time to lead the Department of Labor," he continued.
 
The President & CEO of CHLI, Mary Ann Gomez Orta, and Director of Programs & External Affairs, Nina Roque, had the honor of attending the swearing-in ceremony for the new Secretary of Labor. Secretary Acosta, a Cuban-American, has done significant work for the Latino community throughout his career, and we look forward to seeing more of his great accomplishments as President Donald J. Trump’s head of the U.S. Department of Labor. 

"Alex Acosta has always made our entire community proud. He is brilliant, and of extraordinary integrity. I know he will make the entire nation proud as United States Secretary of Labor", said CHLI Chairman Lincoln Diaz-Balart. 
Group of Latino Leaders gathering in front of the White House ahead of Alex Acosta's Swearing in. 
Photo Credit: Shawn T Moore US Department of Labor
About CHLI: 
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and corporate leaders to advance the Hispanic community's economic progress with a focus on social responsibility and global competitiveness. Founded in 2003, CHLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests, and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. 
CHLI Board of Directors 
Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Chairman
Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Vice Chairman
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)
Vice Chairman
Ray Dempsey, Jr., Treasurer
BP America
Emilio X. Gonzalez, Secretary
Verizon

Congressional Board Members
Honorable Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
Honorable Bill Flores (TX-17)
Honorable Raul Labrador (ID-01)
Honorable Devin Nunes (CA-22)
Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
Honorable Albio Sires (NJ-08)
Honorable David Valadao (CA-21)
Corporate Board Members
Silvia Aldana
PG&E Corporation
Angela Maria Arboleda
Herbalife International of America
Joedis Avila
Ford Motor Company
Rudy Beserra
The Coca-Cola Company
Juan Carlos Gutierrez
PricewaterhouseCoopers
John Hoel
Altria Client Services
Univision Communications, Inc.
David Olivencia
Accenture
Juan Otero
Comcast | NBCUniversal | Telemundo
Orlando Padilla
Padilla Networks
Nicolas Perez Stable
CHC Helicopters
Nathalie Rayes
Grupo Salinas
Lauren Robitaille
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Susan I. Santana, Esq.
AT&T Services, Inc.
Christopher Turner
Dell, Inc.
Patrice Webb
American Beverage Association
Pro-Bono General Counsel
Alejandro Sarria
Covington & Burling, LLP
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