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CHLI Congratulates Dean Alexander Acosta on his nomination as U.S. Department of Labor Secretary

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February 16, 2017

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CHLI Congratulates Dean Alexander Acosta on his nomination as
U.S. Department of Labor Secretary

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) congratulates Dean Alexander Acosta on being named President Donald J. Trump's nominee for the Department of Labor Secretary. Alexander Acostais the Dean of the Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Law and is a long-time friend and supporter of CHLI. Dean Acosta was a contributor at CHLI’s 5th Annual Trade & International Affairs Symposium in 2015, and accepted the CHLI MaestroAward, on behalf of FIU, at CHLI’s 11th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards.

“The President has made a very wise decision in appointing FIU Law School Dean, former U.S. Attorney, Alex Acosta as our nation’s Secretary of Labor,” said CHLI Chairman, The Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart. “Alex Acosta is an admirable public servant of brilliance and character, and of impeccable reputation. He makes our entire community proud,” Diaz-Balart continued.

Dean Acosta has been a fervent contributor to the Hispanic community throughout his years of service, and CHLI is confident that he will make an excellent Secretary of Labor for all Americans.

Honoring FIU at CHLI's 11th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards for their 50 years of service.

Dean Alexander Acosta speaking at CHLI's 5th Annual Trade & International Affairs Symposium in 2015in Washington, D.C.

CHLI's 11th Annual Gala& Leadership Awards.
Photo left to right
: Carlos Becerra, Assistant Vice-President for Federal Relations,FIU; James Knapp, Director of Development, FIU;The HonorableLincoln Diaz-Balart, CHLI Chairman; Kenneth Furton, Provost and Executive Vice-President,FIU; Dean Alexander Acosta; and Michelle Palacio, Vice-President of Governmental Relations, FIU


About CHLI:

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and corporate executive 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



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