Grupo Salinas and The Aspen Institute Present Leadership Seminar for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Fellows

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WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies controlled by Founder and Chairman Ricardo Salinas Pliego, is pleased to announce a seminar with The Aspen Institute to further leadership development for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) fellows.

This seminar, "Leadership and the Good Society", uses the Aspen Institute's classic approach of text-based dialogue to help CHCI fellows reflect more broadly and deeply on the timeless values that support contemporary policy discussions. The customized curriculum incorporates Latino and Latina authors and is designed to deepen and broaden participants' learning from their CHCI fellowship experience while challenging them to think about their own leadership roles.

Throughout, the seminar highlights CHCI's four dimensions of leadership: engagement, responsibility, coalition building, and Latino culture and history. The seminar will be held in Washington, DC, on May 2-3 and will be moderated by Dr. David Townsend, Aspen Senior Moderator and Tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis.

"Leadership is a characteristic that we value highly at Grupo Salinas and we are pleased to partner with the stellar institutions of The Aspen Institute and CHCI to further these goals in the community," said Luis J. Echarte, Chairman of Azteca America.

"CHCI is thrilled to work with the Aspen Institute to provide a dynamic and unique session on leadership that enhances the intensive curriculum of our fellowship program," said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO. "Grupo Salinas and Azteca America are longtime supporters of CHCI and we are grateful for their support of the partnership with the Aspen Institute as well as their ongoing role with CHCI's mission to develop Latino leaders."

"The Aspen Institute is delighted to be welcoming CHCI fellows to our signature seminar experience exploring enlightened leadership and timeless values," said Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners.

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas ( is a group of dynamic, fast growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, building the Mexican middle class, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (, Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. These companies include: TV Azteca (;, Azteca America (, Grupo Elektra (, Banco Azteca (, Afore Azteca (, Advance America (, Seguros Azteca ( and Grupo Iusacell ( Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. Follow on Twitter @GrupoSalinas_GS

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.

About The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Grupo Salinas Contact: Daniel McCosh +52 (55) 1720-0059

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