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Latino Leaders Luncheon Series

Thomas A. Saenz
General Counsel & President, MALDEF
April 11, 2024

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 Sheila E.
Queen of Percussion
November 16, 2023

Secretary Miguel Cardona
U.S. Department of Education
September 22, 2023

Angela and Alex Padilla
Founder and President, FundaMental Change
U.S. Senator, California

April 13, 2023

Anthony Rendon
Speaker, California State Assembly
November 17, 2022

Arturo Vargas
CEO, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
September 16, 2022

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Danny Trejo
Actor, Entrepreneur, Author
November 18, 2021

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Dr. Adela de la Torre
President of San Diego State University
September 17, 2021

Antonia Hernández

President & CEO of California Community Fund

November 12, 2020

George P. Bush

Texas Land Commissioner

August 25, 2020

Catherine Cortez Masto

U.S. Senator

August 13, 2020

Tom Flores

Super Bowl Champion Raiders 1979 - 1987

November 14, 2019

Ozzie Areu

CEO and Founder, Areu Bros. Studios

September 12, 2019

Congressman Ben Ray Luján

New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District

May 16, 2019

The Honorable Brian Sandoval

Former Governor of Nevada

March 15, 2019

Sylvia Mendez 

Civil Rights Activist

November 15, 2018

Alfredo Corchado 

Journalist and Author

September 21, 2018

The Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr.

CEO, Esperanza

August 2, 2018

Maria Echaveste

Senior Fellow, University of California Berkeley

March 21, 2018

Cheech Marin


November 16, 2017

Hon. Alex Padilla

 California Secretary of State

September 28, 2017

Hon. Mickey Ibarra

Founder and Chairman, Latino Leaders Network

July 27, 2017

Hon. Kevin de León

President pro Tempore, California State Senate

October 6, 2016

Hon. Julián Castro

Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 

July 26, 2016

Hon. Gaddi H. Vasquez

Former United States Representative to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organizations

July 18, 2016

Rudy Beserra

Senior Vice President for Latin Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company

July 18, 2016

Hon. Martin R. Castro

Former Chair, United States Commission on Civil Rights

March 24, 2016

Edward James Olmos


November 4, 2015

María Elena Salinas

News Anchor, Univision 

September 10, 2015

Hon. Ken Salazar 

United States Secretary of the Interior 

July 29, 2015

Hon. Joaquin Castro

U.S. House of Representatives

March 20, 2015


Maria Contreras-Sweet

U.S. Small Business Administration 

October 22, 2014

Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. 

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute

July 30, 2014


Adam Rodriguez


May 22, 2014

Richard P. Montañez 

Author, Motivational Speaker, Corporate Executive 

March 11, 2014


Thomas E. Perez

U.S. Secretary of Labor

October 25, 2013

Hon. Raul Yzaguirre

U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic 

October 25, 2013


Hon. Janet Murguía

CEO, National Council of La Raza

May 15, 2013

Hon. Carlos Gutierrez 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce

March 21, 2013


Hon. Charlie Gonzalez

U.S. House of Representatives

November 13, 2012

Julie Stav

Financial Expert, Author

November 1, 2011


Hon. Henry Cisneros

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

September 8, 2011

Hon. Luis Gutierrez

U.S. House of Representatives

June 15, 2011


Tony Plana

Actor, Director, Educator

March 22, 2011

Hon. Hilda Solis

U.S. Secretary of Labor

November 20, 2009


Soledad O'Brien

Anchor, CNN

September 22, 2009

Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa 

Democratic Convention Chair

September 4, 2012


Lily Eskelsen García

National Education Association 

March 13, 2012

Hon. Nydia Velazquez

U.S. House of Representatives

November 16, 2010


Ricardo Sanchez

U.S. Army Lt. General

September 22, 2010

Emilio Estefan

Producer and Songwriter

May 4, 2010


Jose Hernandez


March 1, 2010

Dr. Francisco Cigarroa

Chancellor, UT System

June 30, 2009


Hon. Xavier Becerra

United States House of Representatives 

April 1, 2009


Hon. Gloria Molina
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 
June 4, 2008

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