Belen Robles

45th President of LULAC

Belen Robles

Member & President /CEO of Belen Robles & Associates
Belen B. Robles, a current board member, is serving her 6 year 2nd term at EPCC. She is celebrated at El Paso Community College due to the unique contributions she continues to make as an active community member. Mrs. Robles made history as she was the first woman President of LULAC, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights Hispanic organization. Her election as President of LULAC also made her the 1st woman to lead a national Hispanic Organization. She is currently celebrating her 62nd year as a member of LULAC and is an active member of the LULAC National Board. In her 41 years of service with Immigration and Naturalization Service and with U.S. Customs which covered West Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Her role spanned various impressive management positions where she broke barriers becoming the 1st female in roles as Chief Inspector for Cargo Operations, Chief Inspector for Enforcement, Chief Inspector Bridge of the Americas, and El Paso International Airport and Foreign Trade Zone. Her last barrier breaking at U S Customs was becoming the 1st female Acting Assistant Deputy District Director for Inspection and Control where she was responsible for a 45 million budget which included procurement of contracts, equipment, and personnel administration. She continues to serve on numerous local and national positions, and plays an active role in the corridors of power to ensure that the culture, history and economic conditions of Hispanics and El Paso are not overlooked

Community Involvement
Trustee, El Paso Community College Board
Member, City County Revolving Loan Fund Board
President, International Hispanic Cultural Institute, Inc.
Chair, LULAC National Education Service Centers (LNESC)
Chair, Paso al Norte Immigration Museum Board
Chair, National SER Jobs for Progress
Board Member, Hispano-American Biomedical Association, Inc.
Member of Advisory Board, Wells Fargo Bank
Member of the Board, Rainbow-Push Coalition
Director, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Board, National Border Leadership Institute
Member of the Board, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda
Member of the Board, LULAC Project Amistad
Honorary Member, Rotary International
Representative, Women’s Global Summit, London, England
Member, Israel Orientation Tour for U.S. Women Leaders
Board Member, Mexico-America Bi-National Solidarity Foundation
Representative, International Summit of the Americas, Miami, Florida
Presenter, President’s Commission on Women in American History
Guest, White House State Dinner for the President of Mexico
Board Member, National Association for Corporate Responsibility

Federal Involvement
Member, Commission for Better U.S.--Mexico Relations
Advisor, Cabinet-level Hearings on Mexican American Affairs
Panel Member, INS/Border Patrol Merger
Co-Chair, National EEO Conference
Member, Decennial Census Advisory Committee to Secretary of Commerce
Chair, National Advisory Committee to INS Commissioner

Awards and Accomplishments
Inducted in to the El Paso Women Hall of Fame (2004
Hispanic Magazine Leadership for Community Service (1997)
U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute National Hero Award (2000)
El Paso Greater Chamber of Commerce, Community Leader Award (1996) National Hispana
Leaderdership Panelist for, “A Latina Celebration” (2003)
El Paso Association of Jewish Women ‘s - Women in Leadership Award (1996)
El Paso “Hispanos Truinfadors” Award (2003)
Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor’s Service Award (1996)
Who’s Who in the World of Women (1995)
Mayor of El Paso, Conquistador Award (1995)
Inducted in to the National LULAC Women’s Hall of Fame (1992)
U. S. Customs Outstanding Performance Award (1990)
Outstanding Women in Federal Service Award (1986)
Outstanding Women in Federal Service Award (1986)


Panel Information

Saturday, December 5

11:00 AM EST

Latinas Talk: Transforming Empowerment to Action

A conversation that emphasizes the role that women have played in LULAC's history and present time. Through this conversation, attendees will learn the role that LULAC women played in the integration of councils, the development of LULAC programs, and impact in the communities we serve.

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