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* 2024 LULAC National Convention & Exposition.

2021 Speakers

Gala Honorees & Speakers

Congressman Filemon Vela

D-TX 34th District
Freedom and Justice Award

Stacey Abrams

Founder, Fair Fight
National Justice and Freedom Award

Congressman Raul Ruiz

D-CA 36th District
National Legislative Award

AnaLuisa Tapia

LULAC Herencia Council 4297
TX District 17 Director
National Service Award

Dolores Huerta

President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Community Organizer
Lifetime Impact Award

Congresswoman Deb Haaland

D-NM District #1
Keynote Speaker

Kirsten Gillibrand

New York Senator
Keynote Speaker

Domingo Garcia

LULAC National President

Sindy Benavides


Pedro Zamora

CEO of Promotores Unidos
Presidential Medal of Honor

Euler Torres

LULAC Council #3273 and CEO, Latin Entertainment Network USA
Presidential Medal of Honor

Queta Rodriguez

Retired Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
Presidential Medal of Honor

Carrie Ricci

Associate General Counsel of the Marketing, Regulatory and Food Safety Programs U.S. Department of Agriculture
Presidential Medal of Honor

The Texicana Mamas

Latina Singer-Songwriters

Helen Ochoa

Regional Mexican Singer-Songwriter

Corey Anthony

Senior Vice President – Chief Diversity and Development Officer, AT&T Services, Inc

Laura Berrocal

Vice President of Policy and External Affairs, Charter Communications

Jackie Puente

Executive Director for External Affairs, Comcast Corporation

State of Latino Summit Speakers & Panelists

Steven Almazan

K12 Education Program Analyst, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Felipe Benítez

Executive Director, Corazón Latino

Laura Berrocal

Vice President of Policy and External Affairs, Charter Communications

José T. Bravo

Executive Director, Just Transition Alliance

Vanessa Cardenas

LULAC Senior Advisor

Candelario Cervantez

National Senior Managing Director, Teach For America

David Cruz

LULAC Communications Director

Joanna Diaz Soffer

Senior Manager of Government & External Affairs, T-Mobile

Claudia Flores

Immigration Campaign Manager, CAP

Dr. Rodolfo Galindo

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University

Darcy Gallego

Legislative Associate, Immigration Hub

Mariaelena Hincapié

Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

David Hinojosa

Director of Educational Opportunities Project, Lawyers

Jessica Gonzalez

Co-CEO, Free Press

Melissa Lazarín

Senior Advisor for K-12 Policy, Migration Policy Institute

Jamie Margolin

Founder, Zero Hour

Alejandro Mayorkas

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith

Chair of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Cintia Ortiz

Environmental Justice Fellow, LULAC

Aracely Panameño

Director of Latino Affairs, Center for Responsible Lending

Dr. Melissa L. Pluguez-Moldavskiy

DNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Jackie Puente

Executive Director for External Affairs, Comcast Corporation

Alejandro Roark

Executive Director, Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP)

Teresa Romero

Executive Director, United Farm Workers

Jessica Rosenworcel

Acting Chairwoman, Federal Communications Committee

Monica Sarmiento

Executive Director, VA Immigrant Rights Coalition

Dr. Ilan Shapiro

Co-Chair of Southern CA chapter, National Hispanic Medical Association

Esther Sosa

Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

Ritchie Torres

U.S. Congressman, NY-15

Emerge Latino Conference Speakers

Jesús “Chuy” García

U.S. Congressman for Illinois 4th District

Alex Padilla

U.S. Senator for California

Lorena McElwain

Former Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education

Sylvia Garcia

U.S. Congresswoman, TX-29

Yoger Aguilar

LULAC Council 354

Doris Alcivar

Assistant Director, Employer Relations UCF Career Services

Corina Alegria

Interim Texas Deputy Director for Young Adults

Jose Barrera

LULAC Deputy Director for California

Alan Curtis

President, Eisenhower Foundation

Jasmin Chavez

LULAC Deputy Director for Virginia

Nanette Diaz Barragán

U.S. Congresswoman California 44th District

Emilia Gutierrez

Politics & Government Manager, Facebook

Andres Rodriguez

LULAC National Vice-President for Young Adults