Latino Leaders Network Honors U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] October 22, 2013 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will keynote the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series™ hosted by the Latino Leaders Network (LLN) onFriday, October 25, 2013 in Washington, DC.  He will also receive the Eagle Leadership Award, which is presented as a symbol of vision, achievement and commitment to the Latino community.

“Secretary Perez serves as a powerful example of the heights that can be achieved through hard work and determination.  His story is an American success story of obstacles overcome to achieve success.  He is a role model of leadership for all Americans,” states LLN founder and chairman, Mickey Ibarra.

On July 23, 2013, he was confirmed by the Senate to serve on the President’s Cabinet as the nation’s 26th Secretary of Labor.  Having spent his entire career in public service, Secretary Perez previously served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice as well as Secretary of Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

The program will feature a tribute from Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, having worked alongside the late civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez.  Also delivering tribute remarks will be Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Vice President of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers group.

The featured community partner will be Fidel Vargas, CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.

The Latino Leaders Luncheon Series™ consists of quarterly events convened in Washington, DC and other cities to provide a platform for prominent Latino leaders to share their personal story of obstacles overcome to achieve success and to provide a network opportunity for elected officials, policy makers, corporate executives, opinion leaders, community activists, industry experts, and political insiders.  Sponsors include Anheuser-Busch, ExxonMobil, Kraft Foods Group and Southwest Airlines.


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