CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera Makes List of 50 Most Influential Hispanic Leaders

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) proudly announced today that its President & CEO Esther Aguilera was listed as one of the nation's 50 most influential Hispanic leaders by The list was released yesterday and focuses on Hispanics who have had a national impact and whose achievements inspire other Hispanics to similar endeavors.


"I am truly honored to be recognized by HispanicBusiness and to be in the company of so many committed and respected Latino leaders in our country," said Aguilera. "This recognition drives me to continue the great work we are doing at CHCI to develop the next generation of Latino leaders."

HispanTelligence, the research arm of HispanicBusiness Inc., chose the 2012 HispanicBusiness Influentials finalists from a variety of fields and focused on qualified individuals who have promoted the advancement of Hispanics in the United States through their leadership, community involvement and/or professional achievements.

Aguilera is one of Washington's top strategic thinkers and has served as President & CEO of CHCI since November 2004. Under her leadership, CHCI continues to aggressively expand national programs and services to Hispanic high school, college, and graduate students—growing the organization's annual budget and national visibility. Propelled by her passion and her steadfast leadership, CHCI revenue has grown by more than 85 percent since 2005.

In March, Aguilera was bestowed the Cross of Isabel la Catolica by the Ambassador of Spain Jorge Dezcallar, an honor decreed by Royal Proclamation from King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

About CHCI
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c) (3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union, and corporate leaders. For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771, visit, or join us on Facebook, Twitter (chci), and LinkedIn.

SOURCE Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute