HNBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2019-2020 HNBA LEADERSHIP

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Board of Governors is comprised of members of the HNBA Executive Committee, 19 regional presidents and the presidents of 30+ HNBA affiliate organizations across the country. For the 2019-2020 term, Irene Oria, has taken the helm of the Association as the 42nd president, to serve in the post since the founding of the HNBA in 1972. The specific duties of each member of the executive committee are explained here.


2020-2021 HNBA ELECTION SLATE

The HNBA Nominations Committee has reviewed and advanced the following candidates, who submitted self-nominations to the Committee as permitted under Article XI, Section 4(e), of the HNBA Bylaws, adopted by the HNBA Board of Governors on July 13, 2019, to stand for election to the offices specified below. Candidates elected will serve on the Board during the 2020-2021 Association year. For more information about the HNBA elections process, please review the 2020-2021 Elections Guidelines here

Except as provided below with respect to the position of President-Elect, the 2020-2021 HNBA Elections is open to all eligible members in good standing according to the HNBA Bylaws. All members deemed eligible by the June 30, 2020 deadline are entitled to receive a ballot via e-mail. Ballots will be sent to the electronic address in eligible members’ profiles. The HNBA is not responsible for any missing or incorrect information provided in member profiles. If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact us at (202) 223-4777, or e-mail Marissa Esguerra, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, at mesguerra@hnba.com.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at elopeztello@hnba.com.


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HNBA BOARD OF GOVERNOR MEETINGS

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HNBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


HNBA National President


Irene Oria
Partner
FisherBroyles
Miami, FL
president@hnba.com 


HNBA National President-Elect

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Elia Diaz-Yaeger
Shareholder
Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard
New Orleans, LA
presidentelect@hnba.com


HNBA COO & Executive Director

 


Alba Cruz-Hacker 
COO & Executive Director
HNBA
Washington, DC
acruzhacker@hnba.com


HNBA General Counsel


Maria C. Dantes Sanchez
Vice President and Regional General Attorney
Southern Midwest Region
Liberty Mutual Group
Miami, FL
generalcounsel@hnba.com 


HNBA National Finance Director

Carlos M. Bollar
Partner
Archer Law
Haddonfield, New Jersey
financedirector@hnba.com 


HNBA National Treasurer


Jaime Angarita
CPA, Senior Manager, Restructuring and Dispute Resolution Practice 
CohnReznick
New York, NY
treasurer@hnba.com


HNBA National Secretary

 


Lindsay Maria Holloman
Counsel
Perkins Coie
Los Angeles, CA
secretary@hnba.com


HNBA National VP- Divisions, Sections & Committees


Mariana D. Bravo
Partner
Carr Maloney P.C.
Washington, DC
vpsections@hnba.com


HNBA National VP-External Affairs

 


Rosevelie Márquez Morales
East Coast Diversity Director
Sidley Austin
New York, NY
vpexternalaffairs@hnba.com 


HNBA National VP- Membership


Christian Gonzalez
Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 
Columbus, OH
vpmembership@hnba.com


HNBA National VP- Programs


Anna María Tejada
Partner
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP
Hackensack, NJ
vpprograms@hnba.com


HNBA National VP-Regions & Affiliates

 


Jessica A. Massey
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of California
vpregionsaffiliates@hnba.com


HNBA Chief Compliance Officer


Fernando Rivero
Senior Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
chiefcomplianceofficer@hnba.com


SENIOR LEADERSHIP

HNBA Immediate Past President


Jennifer Salinas
Executive Director of Global Litigation,
Lenovo
Morrisville, NC


HNBA VIA Fund President 


Alba Cruz-Hacker
President
HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund
Washington, DC


HNBA Latina Commission Chair


Sulema Medrano
Partner
SmithAmundsen
Chicago, IL
latinacommission@hnba.com

HNBA Latina Commission Vice Chair


Sonia Zeledon
AGC Compliance and Privacy
The Hershey Company
Miami, FL
latinacommission@hnba.com


HNBA Corporate Counsel Division Chair


Juan Sempertegui
Assistant General Counsel & VP
Bank of America, NA
Washington, DC
corporatecounseldivision@hnba.com


HNBA Judicial Division Co-Chairs


Hon. Betty Capote-Erben
Judicial Division Co-Chair
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Miami, FL


Hon. Leonardo Castro
Judicial Division Co-Chair
Second Judicial District of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN


HNBA LGBT Division Chair


G. Gabriel Zorogastua
Shareholder
Polsinelli
Kansas City, MO
lgbtdivision@hnba.com


HNBA Young Lawyers Division Chair


Cristal Reyes Lambert
Legal Counsel
Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc
Union City, NJ
younglawyersdivision@hnba.com


HNBA Law Students Division Chair


Jennifer Covarrubias 
3rd Year Law Student
Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
lawstudentdivision@hnba.com


HNBA White House Liaison 


Jeyben Castro
Sr. Community Engagement Manager
Washington Gas
Washington, DC
jeybenc@gmail.com


HNBA REGIONAL PRESIDENTS

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HNBA AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

The Hispanic National Bar Association is proud to join efforts with 30+ affiliate organizations across the United States as well as globally. For a complete list and to learn more, click here.