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USHCC Announces 2014 Legislative Summit Featured Speakers

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce the participation of an all-star lineup during its 2014 Legislative Summit, which will take place at the Capital Hilton from March 25 – 27. The Legislative Summit is the USHCC's premier advocacy event where the Hispanic business community hears from national political leaders, have access to high-level networking opportunities, engage in policy workshops, participate in procurement matchmaking sessions with federal agencies, and have the chance to meet with Congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.

The USHCC is proud to announce this year's 2014 Legislative Summit Corporate Chair Visa, and Co-Chairs Jacqueline Puente of Comcast and Geoff Morell of BP.

"Across a broad range of issue areas, the USHCC provides a bipartisan platform for elected officials and key decision makers to engage in candid dialogue with the Hispanic business community, and to ensure that government policies promote the economic growth and development of the American business community. Through constructive discussions and an open exchange of ideas, the USHCC is helping forge a consensus on how -- as business leaders -- we can directly influence change, not only for our enterprises, but also for our community and country as a whole," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez.

This year's attendees will hear from top White House officials, senior members of Congress and staff, leading corporate executives, seasoned news journalists, and prominent thought leaders throughout the non-profit world. Featured speakers include:

JOSEPH R. BIDEN, Jr.
Vice President of the United States

THE HONORABLE JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ),
Member, U.S. Senate

THE HONORABLE MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA),
Chairwoman, Energy and Natural Resources Committee

THE HONORABLE JOHN CORNYN (R-TX),
Minority Whip, U.S. Senate

THE HONORABLE NANCY PELOSI (D-CA),
Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives

THE HONORABLE PAUL RYAN (R-WI),
Chairman, House Budget Committee

THE HONORABLE XAVIER BECERRA (D-CA),
Chairman, House Democratic Caucus

THE HONORABLE JEFF DENHAM (R-CA),
Member, U.S. House of Representatives

THE HONORABLE TONY CÁRDENAS (D-CA),
Member, U.S. House of Representatives

THE HONORABLE RAUL RUIZ (D-CA),
Member, U.S. House OF Representatives

THE HONORABLE MARIO DÍAZ-BALART (R-FL),
Chairman, Congressional Hispanic Conference

MARTIN O'MALLEY
Governor of Maryland

THE HONORABLE SUSAN MOLINARI
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Americas Google Inc.

THE HONORABLE MICKEY IBARRA
Former Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

REINCE PRIEBUS
Chairman, Republican National Committee

ALEJANDRA CASTILLO
Head of the MBDA, Department of Commerce

LEON FRESCO
Staff Director, Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security

JIM AVILA
Senior National Correspondent, ABC News; White House Correspondent, Fusion

MIKE ALLEN
Chief White House Correspondent, Politico

PETER HAMBY
National Political Reporter, CNN Digital

KENT HOOVER
Washington Bureau Chief, American City Business Journals

ELIANNE RAMOS
CEO, Speak Hispanic Communications Vice-Chair of Public Relations, LATISM

MARIA PENA
Washington Correspondent, La Opinion, ImpreMedia

MARIA CARDONA
Principal, Dewey Square Group

BERTHA COOMBS
Reporter, CNBC

BOBBY THOMSON
Head of US Government Relations, Visa Inc

GEOFF MORRELL
Senior Vice President and Head of US Communications & External Affairs, BP

JACQUELYN PUENTE
Senior Director of External Affairs, Comcast Corporation

CARLY SANCHEZ
Executive Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition, EEO/Affirmative Action, & Diversity Recruitment, Wells Fargo & Company

PAUL ROMNESS
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), Boehringer Ingelheim

ALICE RODRIGUEZ
EVP, Business Banking Executive of the California Region, JPMorgan Chase

BILL KAMELA
Policy Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

DENNIS SHAUL
Chief Executive Officer, CFSA

DAVID DON
Executive Director of Regulatory & Public Affairs, Comcast Corporation

MATTHEW DENHART
Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation and a Research Fellow, George W. Bush Institute

JOHN STANFORD
Director of Government Relations, Madison Services Group, Inc.

LUIS MIRANDA
Managing Director, MDC Strategies

KRISTIAN RAMOS
Policy Director, Hispanic Demographics, Immigration NDN

ALIDA GARCIA
Director of Coalitions & Policy, FWD.us

CHRISTIAN WELLER
Senior Fellow, American Progress

JONATHAN SPALTER
Chair, Mobile Future

GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON
Senior Researcher, the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project and the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project

MICHAEL CALABRESE
Director of the Wireless Future Project, New America Foundation

DANIEL DIAZ LEYVA
Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

MARTIN CHAVEZ
Senior Advisor, Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP)


About the 2014 Legislative Summit

The Legislative Summit is the USHCC's premier advocacy event, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to meet, engage and join forces with business leaders, corporate executives, legislative and policy experts, as well as elected and appointed government officials. This event provides USHCC members - corporate partners, Hispanic businesses, our network of local chambers and business associations - the opportunity to benefit from our exceptional working relationships with members of Congress and White House administrations to discuss legislative policies impacting business. This year's Summit will offer more networking events, training opportunities, workshops, roundtable discussions, procurement matchmaking sessions with federal agencies, and the chance to meet with your congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.

For more information, visit www.ushcclegislative.com


About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.

CONTACT: Valentina Pereda USHCC Director of Communications 202-489-2932Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce