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CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera Makes HispanicBusiness.com List of 50 Most Influential Hispanic Leaders

CHCI proudly announced today that its President & CEO Esther Aguilera was listed as one of the nation’s 50 most influential Hispanic leaders by HispanicBusiness.com. The list was released yesterday and focuses on Hispanics who have had a national impact and whose achievements inspire other Hispanics to similar endeavors.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by HispanicBusiness and to be in the company of so many committed and respected Latino leaders in our country,” said Aguilera. “This recognition drives me to continue the great work we are doing at CHCI to develop the next generation of Latino leaders.”

HispanTelligence, the research arm of HispanicBusiness Inc., chose the 2012 HispanicBusiness Influentials finalists from a variety of fields and focused on qualified individuals who have promoted the advancement of Hispanics in the United States through their leadership, community involvement and/or professional achievements.

Aguilera is one of Washington's top strategic thinkers and has served as President & CEO of CHCI since November 2004. Under her leadership, CHCI continues to aggressively expand national programs and services to Hispanic high school, college, and graduate students—growing the organization's annual budget and national visibility. Propelled by her passion and her steadfast leadership, CHCI revenue has grown by more than 85 percent since 2005.

In March, Aguilera was bestowed the Cross of Isabel la Catolica by the Ambassador of Spain Jorge Dezcallar, an honor decreed by Royal Proclamation from King Juan Carlos I of Spain.


About CHCI
CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, scholarships, Ready to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States.

The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit www.chci.org, or join us on Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

Media Contact:
Scott Gunderson Rosa: (202) 548-5876