HNBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2020-2021 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 2020-2021 term, Elia Diaz-Yaeger, 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.


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HNBA BOARD OF GOVERNOR MEETINGS

  • October 3
  • December 4-5

Please view our online calendar to view upcoming events.
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HNBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


HNBA National President

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


HNBA National President-Elect

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


HNBA COO & Executive Director


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


HNBA General Counsel


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


HNBA National Finance Director


Julia A. López
Partner
ReedSmith
Princeton, NJ
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


HNBA National VP- Membership


Bryan R. Browning
Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial and Products Litigation
Lenovo
Chicago, IL
vpmembership@hnba.com


HNBA National VP- Programs


Anna María Tejada
Partner
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Newark, NJ
vpprograms@hnba.com


HNBA National VP-Regions & Affiliates

Michael “Frank” Francis
Severance, Burko, Spalter, Masone & Laurette
Brooklyn, NY
vpregionsaffiliates@hnba.com


HNBA Chief Compliance Officer


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


SENIOR LEADERSHIP

HNBA Immediate Past President


Irene Oria
Partner
FisherBroyles
Miami, FL


HNBA VIA Fund President 


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


HNBA Corporate Counsel Division Chair


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

 

HNBA Corporate Counsel Division Vice-Chair


Conchita Valenzuela
Deputy General Counsel
Confie
Irvine, CA
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 Latina Commission Chair


Norma L. Garcia
VP-Assistant General Counsel-International Legal Risk Management
Chief Diversity Officer
Rent-A-Center
Dallas, TX
latinacommission@hnba.com

 

HNBA Latina Commission Vice Chair


Grissel Seijo
Counsel, Employment and Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Restaurant Brands International
Miami, FL
latinacommission@hnba.com


HNBA LGBT Division Chair


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


HNBA Young Lawyers Division Chair


Jacqueline S. Peña
Associate
Cozen O’Connor
New York, NY
younglawyersdivision@hnba.com


HNBA Law Students Division Chair


Valentina A. Ortega
4th Year Law Student
William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
lawstudentdivision@hnba.com


HNBA White House Liaison 

Vacant


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.