Board Leadership

 2013-2014 Leadership

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce its newly installed Board of Governors for 2013-2014. Miguel Alexander Pozo takes the helm of the national association as its 36th president to serve in the post since the founding of the HNBA in 1972. 

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

President:  Miguel Alexander Pozo, Lowenstein Sandler PC (Roseland, NJ)

President-Elect: Cynthia Mares, Arapahoe County (Denver, CO)

Treasurer, Ex Oficio: Jorge Barcelo, CCI Control Components, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)

Secretary: Rosevelie Marquez Morales (New York, NY)

VP of External Affairs: Rafael Zahralddin, Elliott Greenleaf (Wilmington, Delaware)

VP of Membership: Jacquelynn Ruiz, PNC Bank (Oakbrook, IL)

VP of Programs: Roberto Colon, Quinn Law Group, PLLC (Novi, Michigan)

VP of Regions: Jennifer Trusso, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP (Costa Mesa, CA)

VP of Sections and Committees: 
Meshach Rhoades, Kutak Rock LLP (Lakewood, CO)

National Finance Chair:  Erica Mason, Baker Donelson (Atlanta, GA)

General Counsel:  Dan Mateo, Reed Smith (Morristown, NJ)

White House Liaison and Chief Advisor: Claudine Martinez, MCT Industries, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)

Immediate Past President: Peter M. Reyes, Jr., Barnes & Thornburg (Minneapolis, MN)

COO & Executive Director: Alba Cruz-Hacker, HNBA (Washington, DC)

 

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REGIONAL PRESIDENTS

Please submit any notifications of representation change or update of information to elopeztello@hnba.com.

All HNBA representatives are entitled to their first regional list upon receipt of all NDAs.

 

Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT): Jose Sierra (Boston, MA)

Region II (NY): Robert Maldonado (New York, NY)

Region III (NJ): Dennis Vega (Newark, NJ)

Region IV (DE, PA): Ed Lanza (Wilmington, DE)

Region V (DC, MD, VA, WV): Juan Sempertegui (Washington, DC)

Region VI (NC, SC): Leticia Padilla Truman (Raleigh, NC)

Region VII (AL, GA, MS): Enrique “Henry” Gimenez (Birmingham, AL)

Region VIII (FL): John Arrastia (Miami, FL)

Region IX (IL, IN, MI, WI): Jacquelynn A. Ruiz (Oakbrook, IL)

Region X (KY, OH, TN): Erick Veliz (Columbus, OH)

Region XI (IA, MN, MO, ND, SD): Mara Garcia Kaplan (Minneapolis, MN)

Region XII (AR, LA, OK, TX): Chris Garza (Houston, TX)

Region XIII (CO, KS, NE, WY): Cristal DeHerrera (Denver, CO)

Region XIV (AZ, NV): Lizette Rubio (Phoenix, AZ)

Region XV (NM, UT): Roxie Rawls DeSantiago (Albuquerque, NM)

Region XVI (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA): Horacio Gutierrez (Redmond, WA)

Region XVII (Northern CA, HI): Vacant

Region XVIII (Southern CA): Yesenia Gallegos (Los Angeles, CA)

Region XIX (Puerto Rico): Vacant

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HNBA AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

To apply/renew your Affiliate Organization’s membership, please submit this form to elopeztello@hnba.com in the event of a representative change, contact information change, or start of a new membership year (Jan 1st).

  1. Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association Inc.
  2. Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  3. Delaware Hispanic Bar Association
  4. Hispanic Bar Assocation for Houston
  5. Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  6. Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  7. Hispanic Bar Association of NJ, Inc.
  8. Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
  9. Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  10. Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  11. Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia
  12. Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  13. Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana, Inc.
  14. Hispanic Ontario Lawyers Association
  15. Las Vegas Latino Bar Association
  16. Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County Inc.
  17. Latina Laywers Bar Association
  18. Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  19. Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
  20. Los Abogaos Hispanic Bar
  21. Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
  22. Maryland Hispanic Bar Association
  23. Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  24. Mexican American Bar Association of LA County
  25. Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  26. Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  27. National Hispanic Prosecutors Association
  28. New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
  29. Oregon Hispanic Bar Association
  30. Puerto Rican Bar Association (NY)
  31. Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida Inc
  32. San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  33. San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association
  34. Utah Minority Bar Association
  35. Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association

***All EC, Regions, Affiliates, Appointees, and Chairs must provide their contact information to elopeztello@hnba.com.