Alba Cruz-Hacker Named Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Hispanic National Bar Association

Contact: Erika Lopez-Tello
Phone: (202) 223-4777


July 1, 2013




Washington, D.C. – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) announces the selection of Alba Cruz-Hacker as its new Executive Director.  She will be based in Washington, D.C. where the organization is headquartered. 

As the HNBA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ms. Cruz-Hacker will direct the day-to-day operations, supervise staff, and work closely with the HNBA Board of Governors in the development and execution of the HNBA’s programs and policies.  Ms. Cruz-Hacker is scheduled to begin in her new role on Monday, July 1st, 2013.

Prior to joining the HNBA, Ms. Cruz-Hacker served as the Senior Director of Development, Communications, and Special Projects  for the General Consulate of the Dominican Republic for the U.S. Western Region. She held that position for 8 years and was responsible for supporting 13 states in the United States. She also worked with many foreign countries and their leaders or diplomats. She holds an undergraduate degree from from California State University in San Bernardino, CA and a Master’s degree from the University of California Riverside, where she also worked as an adjunct professor.

“The HNBA is delighted to have Alba Cruz-Hacker as our new Executive Director,“ said Peter M. Reyes, Jr., HNBA National President. “She brings a well of experience, enthusiasm, and fundraising expertise to our Association.  I am sure that Alba will quickly establish herself as an asset to our members, our sponsors, and to the HNBA Board of Governors.  We are truly excited to have her on board especially as we continue to advocate for positive change at such an  important time in our nation’s history.”

“I am honored to join the HNBA family. These are critical times for the country and the Hispanic community.  I am eager to do my part to advance solutions to the important  issues that we face.  I am also thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our members and with the talented men and women on the HNBA Board of Governors.  I look forward to continuing to foster an atmosphere of collegiality and collaboration so that we increase value for our members, expand our reach and influence as we advocate for the interests of Hispanics in the United States,” said Ms. Cruz-Hacker.


About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its Territories. For over four decades the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by promoting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events, and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed. Our organization is stronger today than at any point in its history and is as committed as ever to its mission. For more information, please visit