For Immediate Release:
February 15, 2017
Contact: Adam Lopez Falk, Leadership Program Manager
(O) 602-258-6797, ext. 777

Phoenix, AZ – Valle 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.

Valle del Sol’s HLI Class of 2017 includes:

Matthew Aguilar – JP Morgan Chase

Angelina Bravo – Salt River Project

Mariela Castaneda – Bureau of Land Management – Phoenix District

Amanda Cruz – Global Organics Group

Anali De la peza – Valle del Sol

Adriana Delgado – Wells Fargo Bank

Leticia Diaz – Wells Fargo Bank

Clarissa Estrada – Arizona Court of Appeals

David Fierro – City of Phoenix

Stacey Flores – Phoenix Union High School District –North High School

Brielle Giesemann – Be A Leader Foundation

Arturo Gonzalez – Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, PC

Maria Gonzalez – CARE 7 – City of Tempe Crisis Team

Joel Greer – Ernst & Young, LLP

Marco Jaramillo, Sr. – Arizona Public Service

Omar Madrigal – Cox Communications

Jaime Mendoza – Arizona State University

Sussely Morales – Cox Communications

Maria Jesus Moroyoqui – Arizona State Senate

David Parra – AARP

Jessica Peraza – Allison+Partners

Alexis Ronstadt – Valle del Sol

Jessica Rubio Rincon – Academic and Leadership Accelerator for Service

Rogelio Ruiz – Arizona State University-American Dream Academy

Larry Sandigo – Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Matt Sandoval – TeamCFA Foundation

Magdalena Sierras – Salt River Project

Luis Solis – Luis Solis Realty

Danielle Sosias – Arizona State University

Matthew Sotelo – College Success Arizona

Maria Fernanda Torres – Arizona Humane Society

Rochel Velez – Copperpoint Mutual

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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.

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