USHCC Announces 2014 Legislative Summit Featured Speakers

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| Source: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce the participation of an all-star lineup during its 2014 Legislative Summit, which will take place at the Capital Hilton from March 25 – 27. The Legislative Summit is the USHCC's premier advocacy event where the Hispanic business community hears from national political leaders, have access to high-level networking opportunities, engage in policy workshops, participate in procurement matchmaking sessions with federal agencies, and have the chance to meet with Congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.

The USHCC is proud to announce this year's 2014 Legislative Summit Corporate Chair Visa, and Co-Chairs Jacqueline Puente of Comcast and Geoff Morell of BP.
 
"Across a broad range of issue areas, the USHCC provides a bipartisan platform for elected officials and key decision makers to engage in candid dialogue with the Hispanic business community, and to ensure that government policies promote the economic growth and development of the American business community. Through constructive discussions and an open exchange of ideas, the USHCC is helping forge a consensus on how -- as business leaders -- we can directly influence change, not only for our enterprises, but also for our community and country as a whole," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez.
 
This year's attendees will hear from top White House officials, senior members of Congress and staff, leading corporate executives, seasoned news journalists, and prominent thought leaders throughout the non-profit world. Featured speakers include:
 
JOSEPH R. BIDEN, Jr.
Vice President of the United States
 
THE HONORABLE JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ),
Member, U.S. Senate
 
THE HONORABLE MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA),
Chairwoman, Energy and Natural Resources Committee
 
THE HONORABLE JOHN CORNYN (R-TX),
Minority Whip, U.S. Senate
 
THE HONORABLE NANCY PELOSI (D-CA),
Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives
 
THE HONORABLE PAUL RYAN (R-WI),
Chairman, House Budget Committee           
 
THE HONORABLE XAVIER BECERRA (D-CA),
Chairman, House Democratic Caucus
 
THE HONORABLE JEFF DENHAM (R-CA),
Member, U.S. House of Representatives
 
THE HONORABLE TONY CÁRDENAS (D-CA),
Member, U.S. House of Representatives
 
THE HONORABLE RAUL RUIZ (D-CA),
Member, U.S. House OF Representatives
 
THE HONORABLE MARIO DÍAZ-BALART (R-FL),
Chairman, Congressional Hispanic Conference
 
MARTIN O'MALLEY
Governor of Maryland
 
THE HONORABLE SUSAN MOLINARI
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Americas Google Inc.
 
THE HONORABLE MICKEY IBARRA
Former Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs         
 
REINCE PRIEBUS
Chairman, Republican National Committee
 
ALEJANDRA CASTILLO
Head of the MBDA, Department of Commerce        
 
LEON FRESCO
Staff Director, Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security
 
JIM AVILA
Senior National Correspondent, ABC News; White House Correspondent, Fusion   
 
MIKE ALLEN
Chief White House Correspondent, Politico  
 
PETER HAMBY
National Political Reporter, CNN Digital
 
KENT HOOVER
Washington Bureau Chief, American City Business Journals
           
ELIANNE RAMOS
CEO, Speak Hispanic Communications Vice-Chair of Public Relations, LATISM
 
MARIA PENA
Washington Correspondent, La Opinion, ImpreMedia
 
MARIA CARDONA
Principal, Dewey Square Group
 
BERTHA COOMBS
Reporter, CNBC
 
BOBBY THOMSON
Head of US Government Relations, Visa Inc
           
GEOFF MORRELL
Senior Vice President and Head of US Communications & External Affairs, BP
 
JACQUELYN PUENTE
Senior Director of External Affairs, Comcast Corporation
 
CARLY SANCHEZ
Executive Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition, EEO/Affirmative Action, & Diversity Recruitment, Wells Fargo & Company
 
PAUL ROMNESS
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), Boehringer Ingelheim
 
ALICE RODRIGUEZ
EVP, Business Banking Executive of the California Region, JPMorgan Chase
 
BILL KAMELA
Policy Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
 
DENNIS SHAUL
Chief Executive Officer, CFSA
           
DAVID DON
Executive Director of Regulatory & Public Affairs, Comcast Corporation
 
MATTHEW DENHART
Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation and a Research Fellow, George W. Bush Institute
 
JOHN STANFORD
Director of Government Relations, Madison Services Group, Inc.
 
LUIS MIRANDA
Managing Director, MDC Strategies
 
KRISTIAN RAMOS
Policy Director, Hispanic Demographics, Immigration NDN
 
ALIDA GARCIA
Director of Coalitions & Policy, FWD.us
 
CHRISTIAN WELLER
Senior Fellow, American Progress
 
JONATHAN SPALTER
Chair, Mobile Future
 
GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON
Senior Researcher, the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project and the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project
           
MICHAEL CALABRESE
Director of the Wireless Future Project, New America Foundation
 
DANIEL DIAZ LEYVA
Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
 
MARTIN CHAVEZ
Senior Advisor, Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP)
 
 
About the 2014 Legislative Summit
 
The Legislative Summit is the USHCC's premier advocacy event, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to meet, engage and join forces with business leaders, corporate executives, legislative and policy experts, as well as elected and appointed government officials. This event provides USHCC members - corporate partners, Hispanic businesses, our network of local chambers and business associations - the opportunity to benefit from our exceptional working relationships with members of Congress and White House administrations to discuss legislative policies impacting business. This year's Summit will offer more networking events, training opportunities, workshops, roundtable discussions, procurement matchmaking sessions with federal agencies, and the chance to meet with your congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.
 
For more information, visit www.ushcclegislative.com ;
 
 
About the USHCC
 
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.
 

Valentina Pereda
USHCC Director of Communications
202-489-2932