Otro reconocimiento para Ozzie Areu

September 17, 2019

Tras recibir el reconocimiento como uno de los 50 personajes latinos más influyentes en el estado de Georgia, Latino Leaders Network (LLN), una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a reunir a los líderes galardonó a Ozzie Areu, fundador y CEO de Areu Bros Studios, con el Premio Eagle Leadership Award.

Ozzie Areu fue galardonado como líder latino

September 09, 2019

El productor y empresario cinematográfico recibe reconocimiento de Latino Leaders Network.

Bienvenida Podcast Series

April 23, 2019

This podcast was aired on ESPN Deportes 1460am in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miriam Lira-Hickerson of Life Affairs Publications interviewed Chairman Mickey Ibarra, former Raiders coach Tom Flores, and Governor Brian Sandoval.

McNeely: O'Rourke and Castro races are about more than president

March 21, 2019

Castro, spent Friday speaking to a Latino Leaders Network businessmen’s luncheon in Las Vegas, Nevada — where Latinos make up 29 percent of the population.

Former Gov. Sandoval, late convention authority chief Manny Cortez honored at Latino leadership event

March 15, 2019

On Friday, Sandoval, now working as MGM’s president of global gaming development, was given the Eagle Leadership Award by the Latino Leaders Network. The award, offered to leaders whose achievements the organization credits with making “a significant impact on the lives of Latinos living in the United States,” is given out quarterly. Previous winners include musician Emilio Estefan, former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and journalist Alfredo Corchado.

“It’s overwhelming,” Sandoval told the Nevada Independent before addressing just under 300 attendees – including U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Julian Castro. “A true honor.”

Mayor Sylvester Turner received the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award

February 05, 2019

The Latino Leaders Network awarded the prestigious Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership distinction to the Mayor of Houston, Texas, Sylvester Turner at the Tribute to Mayors event held at the Mayflower Hotel on January 23.

Hon. Mickey Ibarra, Director of the Latino Leaders Network, began the ceremony recalling the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award history and indicated that its goal is to acknowledge the work of outstanding mayors dedicated to the inclusion of their diverse communities.

FROM FOSTER HOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE With Special Guest: Mickey Ibarra

February 06, 2019

In this episode of Mucho Success, Jose Pinero and Mickey Ibarra discuss how the impact of childhood experiences shape our futures, the powerful tool to counteract the current negative rhetoric around the Latino community, the importance of optimism, and so much more!

Q+A: Latino leader on evolving D.C. politics, inspiring civic engagement

December 23, 2018

The luncheons hosted by the Latino Leaders Network are held four times a year, with one arriving in Las Vegas for the first time come March 15, Ibarra said. The series started in 2004, and Ibarra said one of the highlights was hearing from Rep. Joaquín Castro, twin of Julián Castro, former secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama.“These two twins being raised by a single mother in San Antonio, it’s inspirational,” Ibarra said.

Sylvia Mendez Helped Integrate California Schools for Latinx Students in the 1940s, But She Says the U.S. Is More Segregated Now

December 03, 2018

For Sylvia Mendez, recipient of the Eagle Leadership Award, it all started with a playground. The elementary school she attended in Westminster, California, in 1944 didn’t have one; that was a luxury reserved for the white schools. Instead, Mendez remembers that the “Mexican school” where she and her siblings were forced to study had a dirt yard, lined with an electric wire fence to keep the children away from a cow pasture next door.

Copy Of -The Karen Hunter Show welcomes Mickey Ibarra - Author & Ibarra Strategy Group Founder, Former Intergovernmental Affairs Director to President Bill Clinton

December 14, 2018

The Karen Hunter Show teaches the keys to entrepreneurial success in the industries of sports, politics, entertainment and so much more, directly from the celebrities and civilians who have personally created brands from the ground up. Hear the Karen Hunter Show on SiriusXM Urban View on-demand, channel 126

A Washingtonian Asks Silicon Valley Latinos: 'Please Tell Your Stories'

May 06, 2017

Mickey -- a respected DC operative who first rose to fame during the Clinton administration -- now has an organization that gathers Latino leaders in different contexts and venues to tell their stories for the benefit of other Latinos.  When I first learned this, I was reminded of the strategy that Cesar Chavez employed to recruit leaders in his movement: ask them to tell their own stories and how their stories might map to the organization. Individual-to-group storytelling is actually an ancient practice, but modern-day practitioners like Ibarra are empowering people to organize today.

Ibarra picked to give Mesa Latino awards keynote

October 14, 2018

The Honorable Mickey Ibarra will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Mesa Latino Town Hall Awards ceremony sponsored by the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens Oct. 27 at the Mesa Arts Center. Ibarra is the president of the Ibarra Strategy Group, a government relations and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. He also founded and is chairman of the Latino Leaders Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ‘Bringing Leaders Together” to establish relationships, build unity and share personal stories.

Getting out the Latino vote - America's future at stake - by Mickey Ibarra

May 11, 2016

With a record high number of eligible voters, Hispanics have the unprecedented potential to impact what many consider the most important elections in recent history, if they show up.

Leaders Among Us

March 23, 2018

Alex Nogales interviews founder and chairman of the Latino Leaders Network and author of Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph, Mickey Ibarra. Mickey believes that our stories are powerful and need to be told. He shares his own personal story of being brought up in foster care.

Latino leaders meet in Houston to dispel negative Hispanic stereotypes

September 21, 2018

The Latino Leaders Network, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., that promotes the contributions of Hispanics in a wide array of pursuits, celebrated its 55th Latino Leaders Luncheon Series at the Marriott Marquis Houston. This year the group honored the work of award-winning Mexican-American journalist and author Alfredo Corchado with the Eagle Leadership Award.

A Formula for Success

May 21, 2018

Mickey Ibarra, founder and chairman of the Latino Leaders Network was honored by the Government of Mexico with the prestigious Ohtli Award which he accepted on behalf of his father, who came to America as  a Bracero in 1945. Read about his incredible journey from the school house to the White House and the bond with his brother as they navigated Utah foster care together in a new feature story published by the University of Utah. 

March 28, 2018

On Wednesday, March 21st the Latino Leaders Network (LLN), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together, convened its 53rd Latino Leaders Luncheon Series event to honor Maria Echaveste with the Eagle Leadership Award. Nearly 300 local San Jose/Silicon Valley leaders were in attendance, including guest speakers Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose and Ron Gonzales, President, and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.



March 21, 2018

Mickey Ibarra’s smile and laughter is contagious, even through the phone, when I chatted with him during a Monday morning interview. According to Ibarra, there are only two types of days, “good days and better days”. A wonderful leadership statement from a Latino leader. A sentimental statement from a biracial foster kid.


Climbing DC Politics with Mickey Ibarra's New Book

August 03, 2016

In his new book, "Mickeyisms: 30 Tips for Success," lobbyist Mickey Ibarra tries to remind readers of some secrets to success that are easily forgotten in the rough and tumble world of Washington, D.C. politics:

‘Smile,’ ‘Patience,’ ‘Be Positive,’ ‘Praise,’ ‘Give,’ and ‘Ask’ are just a handful of Mickeyism avowals.

March 21, 2018

WASHINGTON -- The Latino Leaders Network (LLN), a philanthropy that honors individuals who make a positive impact for Latinos in the U.S., will honor The Mayors of Puerto Rico with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award at the Tribute to Mayors dinner hosted on Thursday, January 25th.  Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of San Juan and Mayor Mara "Mayita" Melendez of Ponce will accept the award for their outstanding leadership responding to Hurricane Maria and Irma. In addition, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles will receive the Chairman's Award for his leadership of the Latino Alliance of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

August 15, 2017

In this UPR interview, Ibarra discusses his life, cultural diversity, identity, and the challenges facing emerging Latino leaders. 


Hailing from Salt Lake City, Mickey Ibarra founded the Latino Leaders Network to encourage and support Latino youth in making a difference; in their own lives as well in the community. 



July 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Mickey Ibarra's improbable journey from foster care in Utah to working at the White House is a lesson in dreaming big, the Latino leader and author told attendees of Latino Leaders Network luncheon Thursday at Grand America.


"Only in America could a Mexican kid from Salt Lake City, Utah, who grew up in Utah foster care end up being a witness to history, working alongside the president of the United States," Ibarra said. Ibarra, a government official, author and advocate for the nation's Latino community, said it wasn't until later in life that he had the emotional wherewithal to share his story.

Ibarra's latest book, which was released last week, "Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph," features 33 keynote addresses delivered at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series by leaders from a wide variety of occupations, including government, sports, entertainment, education, journalism and other fields.

July 28, 2017

A political veteran who climbed from humble beginnings in Salt Lake City to an advisory position in the White House told hundreds gathered at a private luncheon Thursday that "if it happened to me, it can happen to you."

July 27, 2017

Telemundo Utah's Silvana Aragón Effio coverage of the 50th Latino Leaders Luncheon Series at the Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Latino Leaders Network brings national series to Utah

July 27, 2017

A prominent Latino leader is back at home in Utah, as part of a national luncheon series. It's all about telling the stories of successful Latino leaders here at home, and across the country. With the goal of inspiring the next generation.

"Our stories are powerful, and when we share them it gives others inspiration. It gives them motivation, it gives them hope that they too can succeed," said Ibarra.

June 29, 2017

In the new anthology Latino Leaders Speak, editors Mickey Ibarra and María Pérez-Brown present speeches delivered at meetings of the Latino Leaders Network. As Mr. Ibarra, former Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Clinton Administrationmentions in his introduction:


"The Latino Leaders Luncheon Series is an opportunity to honor Latino leaders willing to share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success. The gatherings are re-energizing and motivating. They ground us in what leadership requires and how important it is to continue our efforts to help each other succeed”.


Houston Public Radio’s Eric Ladau spoke with Mr. Ibarra. 

May 06, 2017

"As a longtime Washington insider, yet a champion of change, he has insights on how Latinos might navigate the new political landscape. Mickey -- who is famous for his wiseman Mickeyisms -- says: tell your story." Chairman Mickey Ibarra is featured by Forbes's Giovanni Rodriguez as he addressed the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit to share his personal story this past weekend. 

May 02, 2017

Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association and respected source of reviews for the nation's librarians, educators and booksellers, had the following to say of our upcoming publication, Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph:

Time and again, electoral strategies mistake Latino populations for a homogeneous group of like-minded individuals instead of embracing their wide range of interests and values. As a stark counterexample, this uniquely nonpartisan anthology brings together more than two dozen personal essays by political figures and business leaders from Latino communities. Dating from 2005 and later, the essays were delivered across the U.S. as part of the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series by such prominent public servants as Democratic Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez and former Florida Republican U.S. senator Mel Martínez and such cultural and industry visionaries as cable news journalist Soledad O’Brien, astronaut José Hernández, and PepsiCo executive Richard Montañez, inventor of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Indeed, several entries upend conventional assumptions with unexpected candor, as when advertising executive Lionel Sosa recalls a confrontation with his staunchly Democratic immigrant parents, “I want to be rich, so I guess I’m Republican.” And while most contributors regard “success” as a target instead of an ongoing process, the resonant message adheres to the quintessentially American formula of hard work and persistence in the land of opportunity.
— Diego Báez

Latino Leaders Speak  is slated for release May 31st!

July 26, 2016

The country's most prominent Latino leaders gathered during the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the 2016 Latino Leaders Network's Luncheon Series. The program included the presentation of the Eagle Leadership Award, given to a  n important figure for making a significant impact on the lives of Latinos living in the United States. It also features a community partner serving the Latino community.


The Eagle Leadership Award was presented to Sec. Julian Castro for his outstanding service to the Latino community.

April 17, 2017

The Latino Leaders Network knows our personal stories are powerful, and they deserve to be told. LLN Chairman Mickey Ibarra discusses his life, work, and obstacles overcome to achieve success. 

January 10, 2017

 The Latino Leaders Network will convene a Tribute to Mayors Inaugural Unity Dinner on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC) to honor Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence and newly elected Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada. Over 300 mayors attending the United States Conference of Mayors winter meeting, members of Congress, Hispanic advocacy organizations, corporate executives, and community leaders are expected to attend.

December 13, 2016

In preparation of our 50th event on July 27th, Chairman Mickey Ibarra traveled to Salt Lake City, UT to hold an event briefing with local leaders and stakeholders - covered here by Telemundo Utah. 

July 08, 2016

Chairman Mickey Ibarra shares his personal story of obstacles overcome with Octavio Blanco on CNN Money's My American Success Story. 

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