Latino Leaders Network Honors Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre in Philadelphia

Washington D.C [CapitalWirePR] July  9, 2013 – Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre will receive the Eagle Leadership Award for his contributions to the empowerment of Latinos and for his lifelong commitment to social justice.

Yzaguirre will be honored at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series™ hosted by the Latino Leaders Network (LLN) onThursday, July 11, 2013 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

“Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre is a humble public servant whose contributions will continue to bear the fruit of increased political and economic power for the Latino community,” states Mickey Ibarra, founder and chairman of LLN.

In 2010, he was confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Dominican Republic.  Previously, he served as President and CEO of NCLR for thirty years as it grew into the largest national constituency-based Latino organization in the U.S. and the leading Latino think tank in Washington, DC.

The program will feature tributes from Arturo Valenzuela, former Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere; Janet Murguia, President and CEO of NCLR; and Ken Trujillo, LLN Board member.

The featured community partner will be Congreso, a multiservice organization with an expert focus on the Latino communityin Philadelphia.Sponsors include Anheuser-Busch, AmeriHealth Caritas, and Southwest Airlines.

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.

About The Latino Leaders Network™

The Latino Leaders Network™ is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “Bringing Leaders Together” to establish relationships, build unity, and foster dialogue on issues important to the community. Mickey Ibarra, founder and chairman, served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House for President Clinton.

Other board members include: Ruben Alvarez, The Molera Alvarez Group; Soyla Fernandez, Fernández Government Solutions; David Ibarra, Ibarra Foundation; Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino; Michelle Minguez, Voto Latino; Miguel Santana, Chief Administrative Officer of Los Angeles; and Ken Trujillo, Trujillo Rodriguez & Richards.

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