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US-Spain Council

PAST YOUNG LEADERS

2016 PARTICIPANTS

  • Sandra Alcala | Congressmen Joaquin Castro
  • Emily Calderon Galdeano | Elevate Consulting
  • Huey-Min Chuang | Empire State Development
  • Raul de Vidal y Sepulveda | Omnia Economic Solutions
  • Aaron Ford | Nevada Senate
  • Steven Glickman | Economic Innovation Group
  • Jeffrey Le | Governor Jerry Brown
  • Geenae Roxanne Rivera Soto | Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Monica Sanz | Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Heather Wild | US Department of State

2014-15 PARTICIPANTS

  • Tico Almeida | Freedom to Work 
  • Carlos Anton | Sears Holdings 
  • Brad Cole | Illinois Municipal League 
  • Roberto Adrian Fierro | D&P Creative Strategies 
  • Jana Nelson | U.S. Department of State
  • Marisa Paul | Raytheon Corporation 
  • Jose R. Perez-Riera | Puerto Rico Economic Development 
  • Soledad Roybal | U.S. Department of State
  • Daniel Sullivan | Shafik Gabr Foundation 
  • Celina Vasquez | Dallas County Community College 

2013 PARTICIPANTS

  • Octavio Espinal | NCLR 
  • Erica Jacquez | US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 
  • Jason Llorenz, Esq. | Rutgers University 
  • Fatima Perez | Akerman Senterfitt 
  • Marisa Moret | City and County of San Francisco, Office of City Attorney 
  • Derrick Olsen | Greater Portland Inc. 
  • Ryan Rhodes | US Dep. of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Import Administration 
  • Lisa Pino | US Dept. of Agriculture 
  • Damon Porter | MoBroadbandNow 
  • Michael Sellman | McCalla, LLC

2012 PARTICIPANTS

  • Ana Cubas | Chief of Staff Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar 
  • Alejandra Ceja | Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Washington D.C. 
  • Dean Fealk | Partner and Group Chair, DLA Piper, LLP 
  • Jonathan Hutchison | Senior Director, Corridor Development/Government Affairs National Railroad Passenger Corporation 
  • Marcelo Llorente | Managing Partner Llorente & Heckler, P.A. 
  • Michael Masserman | Director, Office of Advisory Committees and International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce 
  • Patricia Tamez | Executive Director, Congressional Hispanic Caucus 
  • Jason Tepperman | Director, Small Business Lending Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury 
  • Victoria Woodbury | Senior Legislative Staff, Office of Senator Robert Menendez 
  • Cid Wilson | Equity Research Analyst, Cabrera Capital Markets

2011 PARTICIPANTS

  • David C. Vasquez | Vice President of Institutional Sales, G&A Partners 
  • Monica Portes Reed | Vice President of Shared Services, Medco Pharmacy 
  • Alan Neely | Senior Brand Manager, Diet Coke, The Coca Cola Company 
  • Jeanne S. Rangel | Senior Ceremonials Advisor, U.S. Department of State 
  • Adam Luna | Political Director, America’s Voice 
  • Kenia Seoane Lopez | Bilingual Attorney Negotiator, District of Columbia Superior Court Domestic Violence Unit 
  • Guillermo A. Meneses | Director of Communications and Government Relations, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA 
  • Levana Layendecker | Communications Director, Democracy for America 
  • Gabriela Ferrari | Global Transitions Manager, Nike Global Center of Excellence 
  • Robert Aguilar | Chief Operating Officer, Cabrera Capital Markets 
  • Paul Fleming | Climate and Sustainability Group Manager, Seattle Public Utilities

2010 PARTICIPANTS

  • Brian Castro | Senior Counsel, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority 
  • Wesley Eberle | Vice President, O'Neill & Associates 
  • Elizabeth Hearn | Advisor on European and Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of Treasury 
  • Erik Leklem | Senior Strategy Advisor, Department of State 
  • Damian Merlo | VP External Relations, International Oil Trading Company (IOTC) 
  • Steve Mirmina | Senior Attorney, NASA 
  • Daniel Pedrotty | Director, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO 
  • Jacki Schechner | National Communications Director, Healthcare for America Now 
  • J.V. Schwan | Manager, International and Federal Affairs, Baxter International 
  • Mark Vlasic | Partner, Ward & Ward LLC

2009 PARTICIPANTS

  • Jarrett T. Barrios | President, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts 
  • Toby Chaudhuri | Communications Director, Campaign for America's Future 
  • Christopher Howard | President Hampden - Sydney College 
  • Wake Margo | Team Leader, International Business Development, Raytheon 
  • Tom Matzzie | President, Gladius Strategy LLC 
  • Tracy McKibben | Managing Director, Enviromental Banking Strategy, CitiGroup 
  • Jose Ochoa | Director of MPP Admissions, Princeton University 
  • Bennett Ruiz | Executive Director, Global Segment Marketing AT&T 
  • Melissa Shuffield | Press Secretary, John McCain for President 
  • Nicole Spencer | Director of Energy Policy, Council of the Americas

2008 PARTICIPANTS

  • Travis Adkins | Regional Program Manager, Anglophone East & West Africa, AFRICARE 
  • Amy E. Barss | Manager, International Visitor Training Program, World Affairs Council of Oregon 
  • Mary T.H. Brazier | Foreign Affairs Specialist, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary for Policy, Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict/Integrated Capabilities, Stability Operations Capabilities 
  • Eric P. Farnsworth | Vice President, Council of the Americas
  • Michael D. Foulkes | Senior Manager, State and Local Government Affairs, Apple Inc. 
  • Christian Gomez | Program Assistant, Democratic Governance, Inter-American Dialogue 
  • Joseph K. Hurd | Vice President, Business Development, VideoEgg, Inc. 
  • Leah Esther Klass | Director of Trade and Investment, South America and the Caribbean, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, State of Colorado
  • Lisa Marie Lopez Tiru | Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Paul Piquado | Executive Director, Office of Trade Policy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

2007 PARTICIPANTS

  • Joanne Flores | Director of Core Programs, Smithsonian Latino Center 
  • Hubert Riley | Partner, Capitol Advocacy 
  • Jennifer Clinger | Project Finance Director, Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation 
  • Cortney Dell | Foreign Service Officer, Europe Section Head Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State 
  • Alexandria Dery | Director of Communications, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee 
  • Cuong Huynh | Presidential Management Fellow/Program Analyst, NASA 
  • Jesse Manzano-Plaza | Director, Mayor’s International Council Board, City of Miami 
  • David Pryor | Senior Director for Federal and Government Affairs, FedEx
  • Thea Richard | Program Manager, International Institute U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
  • Aaron Rose | President, Rose Consulting

2006 PARTICIPANTS

  • Luis E. Baco, Esq. | Chief of Staff, Honorable Luis G. Fortuno Member of Congress (Puerto Rico), U.S. House of Representatives 
  • Jeffrey Boyd | Vice President, Business Development Latin America / Caribbean, TIV 
  • Cesar A. Collantes | Management Analyst, Human Resources Management, Personnel Services Division Corporate Recruitment, Federal Aviation Administration 
  • Lillian deValcourt-Ayala | Staff Assistant, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State 
  • Laura Isabel Trejo | Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of International Law, U.S. Department of Transportation 
  • Carlos Iturregui | Chief Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
  • Susan J. Nathan | Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton, LLP 
  • Eric Olafson, Esq. | Federal Affairs Coordinator, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs 
  • Maria Rendon, PhD | Deputy Director, U.S. Agency for International Development 
  • Susan M. Silverman | Assistant Director, Center for Human Rights and Public Policy, B’nai B’rith International