Introducing the Hispanic Leadership Institute Class of 2017

HLILogoValle del Sol is proud to announce the Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) Class of 2017, comprised of 32 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.

Frank Diaz, representing Premier Sponsor Wells Fargo, was on hand Tuesday night to welcome the cohort.

A special “Thank You” to HLI Alum Anthony Aguilar (2015), Jacklyn Gueyger (2016), Damian Preciado (2014) and Erica De La Rosa (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 2017 includes:

MatthewAguilarJP Morgan Chase
AngelinaBravoSalt River Project
MarielaCastanedaBureau of Land Management - Phoenix District
AmandaCruzGlobal Organics Group
AnaliDe la pezaValle del Sol
AdrianaDelgadoWells Fargo Bank
LeticiaDiazWells Fargo Bank
ClarissaEstradaArizona Court of Appeals
DavidFierroCity of Phoenix
StaceyFloresPhoenix Union High School District - North High School
BrielleGiesemannBe A Leader Foundation
ArturoGonzalezRyley Carlock & Applewhite, PC
Maria Gonzalez CARE 7 - City of Tempe Crisis Team
JoelGreerErnst & Young, LLP
MarcoJaramillo, Sr.Arizona Public Service
OmarMadrigalCox Communications
Jaime MendozaArizona State University
SusselyMoralesCox Communications
Maria Jesus MoroyoquiArizona State Senate
David Parra AARP
Alexis RonstadtValle del Sol
JessicaRubio RinconAcademic and Leadership Accelerator for Service
RogelioRuizArizona State University -American Dream Academy
LarrySandigoFlorence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
MattSandovalTeamCFA Foundation
MagdalenaSierrasSalt River Project
LuisSolisLuis Solis Realty
DanielleSosiasArizona State University
MatthewSoteloCollege Success Arizona
Maria FernandaTorresArizona Humane Society
Rochel VelezCopperpoint Mutual


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.