HLILogoValle del Sol is proud to announce the Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) Class of 2015, comprised of 31 emerging leaders 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’s College of Public Service & Community Solutions. 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.

“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.

Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) Class of 2015 includes:

AnthonyAguilarArizona Public Service
ErikaAlmanza OrtizCox Communications
AnaArzagaSalt River Project
FranciscoAvalosValley of the Sun United Way
RosanaCarbajalArizona Army National Guard
MyrnaCardenasCollege Success Arizona
EricaCastilloSt. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
IseCastroCox Communications
AldoContrerasTelemundo
ErikaDe La RosaCity of Phoenix
DanyaDiazArizona Public Service
BrendaDuranValle del Sol
SoiloFelixBe A Leader Foundation
AdrianaGarcia-MaximilianoCenter for Neighborhood Leadership
NickKizerCASA Unlimited Enterprises
AdamLopez FalkValle del Sol
VeronicaMartinezPlanned Parenthood Arizona
EvaMasadiegoBalsz Elementary School District
CarminiaMunozTeach For America
VianeyOlivarriaMountain Park Health
MacielRamirezWells Fargo Insurance
JesusRubalcavaPalo Verde Elementary School District #49
TelmaSanchezWells Fargo Bank
ShaunnaSchultzRR Donnelley
AnnaSernaCity of Phoenix
MonicaSnyderMercy Care Plan
MarcosTapiaArizona State University College of Law, Student
LizTovarDel Sol Furniture
PatriciaViscainaWells Fargo Bank
BrandiWhislerValle del Sol

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. In 2007, ASU’s College of Public Programs and Valle del Sol joined their efforts to ensure that Hispanic leaders are ready to take their places front and center in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors now and in the years to come.