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CHLI announces the 2016 honorees for its 12th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards

Wednesday, February 24, 2016   (0 Comments)
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CHLI announces the 2016 honorees for its
12th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards


Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will host its 12th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The commemoration will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel located on 1150 22 ST NW, in Washington, D.C. 20037.

CHLI awards are presented to exceptional leaders who
support the advancement of the Hispanic community in the United States. This year CHLI will be honoring Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10) and Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5) with its 2016 Leadership in Public Service Award.

Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, currently a political prisoner, will be recognized with CHLI’s 2016 International Leadership Award. His wife, the distinguished human rights activist Lilian Tintori, will accept the award on Mr. Lopez’s behalf if he is still imprisoned on April 20th.

“CHLI is privileged to be honoring U.S. Congressmen Jeff Denham and Mike Quigley, and Venezuelan pro-democracy leader Leopoldo Lopez. Our three honorees truly embody the spirit of democracy, and make us all proud,” said Lincoln Diaz-Balart, former Member of Congress and CHLI Chairman. 


Special thanks to our sponsors:


Platinum Sponsor: Juan Otero with Comcast

Gold Sponsors:
John Hoel and Altria; Michael McGerry and Cruise industry Charitable Foundation; Emilio Gonzalez and Verizon; Lauren Robitaille and Wal-Mart.

Silver Sponsors: Rudy Beserra and Coca-Cola; Miguel A. Martinez, Jr. and Intuit


Bronze Sponsors: Howard Moon and Amgen; Susan Santana and AT&T; Ray Dempsey and BP America; Chris Turner and Dell, Inc; Diaz-Balart, PLLC; Joe Avila and Ford Motor Company; Justin Kissinger and Heineken; Linda Auglis and National Beer Wholesalers Association; David Ortiz and Oracle; Silvia R. Aldana and Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Michael Ybarra and PhRMA; State Farm; Lyushun Shen and TECRO; Maximiliano Trujillo and Tonio Burgos & Associates; Pedro J. Torres and Torres Picon Foundation; Bert Gómez and Univision; Zuraya Tapia-Hadley and UPS; Mario Hernandez and Western Union.

For sponsorship information, please contact Mary Ann Gomez, CHLI President & CEO at


See the Gala Invite HERE 



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