Introducing the Hispanic Leadership Institute Class of 2016
Valle del Sol is proud to announce the Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) Class of 2016, comprised of 30 Hispanic professionals from the public, nonprofit and private sectors, who will gain the knowledge and tools to have a positive impact as leaders within their respective organizations and in the community.
The Hispanic Leadership Institute is a comprehensive and culturally-relevant leadership program in partnership with ASU. HLI’s mission is to promote the individual development of Hispanics for increased participation in leadership roles. The curriculum builds from participants’ experiences, emphasizing personal and professional development with sessions focusing on cultural and personal identity; serving on a board; ethics and media training.
Kathryn Campana, representing Premier Sponsor Wells Fargo and Charlene Vasquez, representing Educational Partner ASU were on hand Tuesday night to welcome the cohort.
“Through Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute, we are developing leaders that will be strong advocates on issues impacting our Arizona community,” said Kurt Sheppard, Valle del Sol’s President and CEO.
A special “Thank You” to HLI Alum Tony Moya (2001), Leticia de la Vara (2009) and Liz Tovar (2015) for joining the class during Orientation and welcoming them on behalf of the nearly 1,300 program alumni statewide.
Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) Class of 2016 includes:
|Ruben||Aguilera||Aguila Youth Leadership Institute|
|Jacklyn||Angel||Be A Leader Foundation|
|Ana||Armenta||City of Phoenix Convention Center|
|Richard||Berg||New Pathways for Youth|
|Genaro Ivan||Calderon||Wells Fargo Bank|
|Nallely||Carlón||Arizona State University|
|Alexis||Celani||Honeywell International Inc.|
|Jesus||DeMolina||Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition|
|Martin||Diaz||Phoenix Union High School District, North High School|
|Dinora||Gonzalez||The Arizona Republic|
|Jessica||Gonzalez||City of Phoenix|
|Blanca||Hellie||Wells Fargo Bank|
|Jaime||Hernandez||Valle del Sol|
|Viridiana||Hernandez||Center for Neighborhood Leadership|
|Dan||Hernandez||Copperpoint Insurance Company|
|Cristina||Lopez||Arizona Public Service|
|Carolina||Luque Rodriguez||Arizona State University|
|Maria Linda||Miles||Care1st Health Plan Arizona|
|Josh||Nunez||Nunez Law Firm, PLLC|
|Cristofer||Pereyra||The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix|
|Edson||Salas||Equity Executives Real Estate Group|
|Cindy||Salazar||City of Phoenix - Office of the Mayor|
|Jeremy||Vasquez||Phoenix Urban Gardens|
About Hispanic Leadership Institute
Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute was established and designed to educate and assist individuals in developing and expanding their leadership skills to take an active role in the community. HLI was founded in 1986 as a partnership between Valle del Sol, Valley of the Sun United Way and South Mountain Community College. In 1994, Valle del Sol and Arizona State University partnered to strengthen and expand the Institute.