2016 Young Leaders Press Release
Washington D.C.– After reviewing a record number of competitive applications, the United States Spain Council is pleased to announce the 2016 Young Leaders Program participants selected to represent the United States in Spain.
From November 12-19, 2016 these ten Young Leaders will have the opportunity to travel to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, for a series of meetings and forums, continuing the United States Spain Council’s mission of addressing policies in both countries that affect their business, investment, and trade prospects.
The U.S. Spain Council’s Young Leaders Program brings together emerging American leaders from across the nation who represent various sectors of the economy and government. The goal of this is to expose the participants to the social, cultural, economic and political realities of contemporary Spain in order to foster better bilateral relations between Spain and the United States.
In Spain, participants will increase their understanding and knowledge of the country, the history, culture, and its important relationship with the U.S. The program brings talented individuals from different sectors and backgrounds together to explore policy implications and economic trends with our Spanish counterparts.
“The program itself is an investment in our leaders, our relationship with Spain, and our combined economic prosperity. The Young Leaders Program provides participants with a unique professional opportunity to grow and represent our country and values abroad,” commented Alfonso de Goyeneche, United States Spain Council President. “We are pleased to announce such a diverse and talented cohort of individuals that will be embarking on this invaluable, career-enhancing opportunity.”
This year’s finalists will be representing federal and state government agencies, innovative businesses and corporations, and cross-cultural initiatives.
- Sandra Alcala | House of Representatives | DC
- Emily Calderon Galdeano | Elevate Consulting | TX
- Ms. Huey-Min Chuang| Empire State Development | NY
- Aaron Ford | Nevada Senate | NV
- Steven Glickman | Economic Innovation Group | DC
- Geenae Roxanne Rivera Soto | Federal Housing Finance Agency | VA
- Monica Sanz | Federal Reserve Bank of New York | NJ
- Raul de Vidal y Sepulveda | Omnia Economic Solutions | PR
- Heather Wild | United States Department of State | DC
For further information about the U.S. Spain Council and the Young Leaders Program, please visit us at www.usspaincouncil.org.
The United States Spain Council is a unique organization in which U.S. and Spanish corporate leaders, top government officials and leaders in education and culture promote stronger ties between the two countries.
Jan 29 2015 - 2014-2015 Young Leaders Program Recap
2016 Young Leaders
We are pleased to announce the 2016 YLP will be taking place in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain during the week of November 12th-19th, 2016.
CLASS OF 2016
Congratulations to our 2016 class of Young Leaders
Sandra Alcala | Congressmen Joaquin Castro | DC
Emily Calderon Galdeano | Elevate Consulting | TX
Huey-Min Chuang | Empire State Development | NY
Raul de Vidal y Sepulveda | Omnia Economic Solutions | PR
Aaron Ford | Nevada Senate | NV
Steven Glickman | Economic Innovation Group | DC
J. Welby Leaman | Walmart | AR
Geenae Roxanne Rivera Soto | Federal Housing Finance Agency | VA
Monica Sanz | Federal Reserve Bank of New York | NJ
Heather Wild | US Department of State | DC
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