Endorsements for Liz Lopez, Candidate for HNBA Vice President of Membership

Dear Fellow HNBA Members:

I am running for HNBA National Vice President of Membership. As of June 18, 2010, I have received the enthusiastic endorsement of 90 HNBA leaders, including 11 former HNBA National Presidents; 6 members of the HNBA Executive Committee; 14 out of the 19 current HNBA Regional Presidents; 15 HNBA Deputy Regional Presidents and 8 HNBA Latina Commissioners (see Endorsement List below). I have earned their support through my four years of service on the HNBA Board of Governors, including my leadership of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Legislative Day and Capital Awards Dinner.

PAST HNBA NATIONAL PRESIDENTS

1. Lillian Apodaca, Past HNBA President, 1998-1999; Member, Bingham, Hurst & Apodaca, P.C.; New Mexico

2. Mari-Carmen Aponte, Past HNBA President, 1983-1984; Washington, DC

3. Dolores Atencio, Past HNBA President, 1991-1992; General Counsel, Cesar Chavez School Network; Colorado

4. Hugo Chaviano, Past HNBA President, 1997-1998; Partner, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP; Illinois

5. Jose Gaitan, Past HNBA President, 1995-1996; Member, The Gaitan Group, PLLC; Washington

6. Mark Gallegos, Past HNBA President, 1988-1989; Florida

7. Alice Velazquez, Past HNBA President, 1999-2000; Puerto Rico

8. Angel Gomez, Past HNBA President, 2000-2001; President, AG Gomez Consulting, LLC; Illinois

9. Mary Hernandez, Past HNBA President, 1994-1995; Partner, Garcia Calderon Ruiz LLP; California

10. Jimmie Reyna, Past HNBA President, 2006-2007; Partner, Williams Mullen; Washington, DC

11. Ramona E. Romero, Past HNBA President, 2008-2009; Corporate Counsel, DuPont Legal; Delaware

12. Carlos Singh, Past HNBA President, 2003-2004; Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP, California

HNBA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

13. Sean Andrade, HNBA National Vice President, Programs; 2008 HNBA National Convention Chair; Attorney, Baute & Tidus LLP; California

14. Jorge Barcelo, HNBA National Treasurer; Manager, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services; California

15. Cynthia Mares, HNBA National Secretary; Assistant Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court; Colorado

16. Ricardo Aponte-Parsi, HNBA National Vice President, Committees; 2007 HNBA National Convention Chair; Law Office of Ricardo Aponte-Parsi; Puerto Rico

17. Peter Reyes, HNBA National Vice President, Regions; 2010 HNBA National Convention Chair; Intellectual Property Attorney, Cargill, Inc.; Minnesota

18. Jacquelynn Ruiz, HNBA National Vice President of Membership; Wisconsin

PAST HNBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

19. Ivette Alvarez, HNBA National Vice President, Membership (2008-2009); Past President, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey; Counsel, Eihorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost P.C.; New Jersey

20. Martin E. Garza, HNBA National Vice President, External Affairs (2006-2007); President, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas; Partner, K&L Gates; Texas

21. Michael Sillyman, HNBA National Vice President, Membership (1995-1999); 2004 HNBA National Convention Chair; Partner, Kutak Rock, LLP; Arizona

22. Lorenzo Trujillo, HNBA General Counsel (2006-2007); Assistant Dean of Students & Professional Programs, University of Colorado School of Law; Colorado

HNBA SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

23. Honorable Francisca Cota, HNBA Judicial Council Co-Liasion; Arizona

24. Melisa Lopez-Franzen, HNBA Young Lawyers Division Representative; Senior Specialist, Government Affairs, Target; Minnesota

HNBA REGIONAL PRESIDENTS

25. Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena, HNBA President Region IV (DE, PA)

26. Rolando Bascumbe, HNBA President Region VII (AL, GA, MS)

27. Lenny Castro, HNBA President Region XI (IA, MN, NO, ND, DC)

28. Richard Graffam, HNBA President Region XIX (PR and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

29. Hada de Varona Houlsee, HNBA President Region VI (NC, SC)

30. David Maldonado, HNBA President Region XII (AR, LA, OK, TX)

31. Hannah Breshin-Otero, HNBA President Region V (DC, MD, VA, WV)

32. Meshach Rhoades, HNBA President Region XIII (CO, KS, NE, WY)

33. Roberta Limongui-Ruiz, HNBA President Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

34. Helen Santana, HNBA President Region XVII (Northern CA, HI)

35. Donald Urrabazo, HNBA President Region XVIII (Southern CA)

36. Jesse Valdez, HNBA President Region XVI (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)

37. Christina Vigil, HNBA President Region XV (NM, UT)

38. Lizzette Alameda-Zubey, HNBA President Region XIV (AZ, NV)

HNBA DEPUTY REGIONAL PRESIDENTS

39. Michael Aparicio, HNBA Deputy President Region XVII (Northern CA, HI)

40. Jude Cisneros, HNBA Deputy President Region XII (AR, LA, OK, TX)

41. Kevin Diaz, HNBA Deputy President Region XVI (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)

42. Javier Garcia, HNBA Deputy President Region XVI (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)

43. Susana Gonzales, HNBA Deputy President Region XVII (Northern CA, HI)

44. Robert Harnais, HNBA Deputy President Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH); Past President, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys

45. Krista Contino-Krahn, HNBA Deputy President Region XVII (Southern CA)

46. Ed Lanza, HNBA Deputy President Region IV (DE, PA)

47. Awilda Marquez, HNBA Deputy President Region V (DC, MD, VA, WV)

48. Manny Perera, HNBA Deputy President Region XVIII (Southern CA)

49. Karen Perez, HNBA Deputy President Region XIII (CO, KS, NE, WY)

50. Eduardo Rivas, HNBA Deputy President Region XVIII (Southern CA)

51. Javier Rivera, HNBA Deputy President Region XVII (Southern CA)

52. Stephen Vina, HNBA Deputy President Region V (DC, MD, VA, WV)

53. Tom Warnock, HNBA Deputy President Region IV (DE, PA)

HNBA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF LATINAS IN THE PROFESSION 2009-2010

54. Josefina Fernandez McEvoy, Co-Chair; Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP; California

55. Teresita Chavez, HNBA Commissioner; Partner, Adorno & Yoss LLP; Florida

56. Adrienne Dominguez, HNBA Commissioner; Counsel, Thompson & Knight, LLP; Texas

57. Veronica Arechederra-Hall, HNBA Commissioner; Partner, Littler Mendelson, P.C.; Nevada

58. Claudine Martinez, HNBA Commissioner; Vice President & General Counsel, MCT Industries, Inc.; New Mexico

59. Carrie Ricci, HNBA Commissioner; Virginia

60. Eneida Roman, HNBA Commissioner; Roman Law Office; Massachusetts

61. Ciarelle Jimenez Valdez, HNBA Commissioner; The Cella Company; Past President Latina/o Bar Association of Washington; Washington

HNBA PERSONAL ENDORSEMENTS

62. Benny Agosto, Partner, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend; Co-Editor, HNBA Journal of Law & Policy; Past HNBA President Region XII (AR, LA, OK, TX); Texas

63. Lester F. Aponte, Chair, HNBA LGBT Committee; Attorney, Bate, Peterson, Deacon, Zinn & Young, LLP; California

64. Abraham Fernando Carpio, Past HNBA Deputy President Region V (DC, MD, VA, WV); Attorney, Law Offices of Ivan M. Waldman & Associates, PC; Maryland

65. Jorge Castro, Board Member, Hispanic Bar Association of DC; Washington, DC

66. Charles Garcia, 2009 HNBA Annual Convention Chair; Past HNBA National Finance Chair; Counsel, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP; New Mexico

67. Boris Gaviria, Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Past Board Member, Latina/o Bar Association of Washington; Washington

68. Graciela Gomez-Cowger, President, Oregon Hispanic Bar Association; Attorney, Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP; Oregon

69. Pedro Torres-Diaz, Chair, HNBA Employment Section; Partner, Jackson Lewis; Florida

70. Carmen Feliciano, Past HNBA Executive Director; Washington, DC

71. Armando Gamboa, Vice President & Corporate Counsel, Prudential Insurance Company of America; Illinois

72. Christopher Garcia, Partner, Jackson Lewis; Illinois

73. Johnny Garza, President, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston; Attorney, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend; Texas

74. Eric Gutierrez, Attorney, Columbia Legal Services; Past HNBA Deputy President Region V (DC, MD, VA, WV); Washington

75. Marcella Harshbarger, Corporate Counsel, France Telecom North America; Washington, DC

76. Roland Hughes, Law Office of Roland Hughes; Past President, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys; Massachusetts

77. John Huerta, Former General Counsel, Smithsonian Institute; Washington, DC

78. Mara Garcia Kaplan, President, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association; HNBA Representative to the Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior; Minnesota

79. Andres W. Lopez, Commissioner, National Museum of the American Latino; The Law Office of Andres W. Lopez P.S.C; Puerto Rico

80. Orlando Lopez, Partner, Burns & Levison LLP, Massachusetts

81. Joseph Matta, President-Elect, Mexican American Bar Association of Houston; Attorney, Schirmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP; Texas

82. Alexandria L. Mihalcik, Attorney, Jones Day LLP; Washington, DC

83. Frank Orellana, Counsel, Global Contracts, Policy and Compliance, Chevron; California

84. Marianela Peralta, Counsel, Littler Mendelson, P.C.; Past President, Hispanic Bar Association of DC; Washington, DC

85. Ephraim del Pozo, President, Mexican American Bar Association of Houston; Partner, Porter & Hedges, LLP; Texas

86. Robert Raben, Principal & Founder, The Raben Group, LLC; Past President, Hispanic Bar Association of DC; Washington, DC

87. Allison Rhodes, Partner, Hinshaw & Cubertson LLP; Oregon

88. Estuardo Rodriguez, Principal, The Raben Group, LLC; Washington, DC

89. Susan Santana, Assistant Vice President, Federal Relations, AT&T; Past President, Hispanic Bar Association of DC; Washington, DC

90. Sylvia Trujillo, Senior Legislative Counsel, American Medical Association; Past HNBA Chair, Election Protection; Washington, DC

91. Omar Vargas, Vice President of Membership, Hispanic Bar Association of DC; PepsiCo Director, Global Policy & Government Affairs; Washington, DC

HNBA BAR AFFILIATES

92. Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

93. Oregon Hispanic Bar Association

94. Latino/a Bar of Washington

95.  Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles

Additional Endorsements

96. Frank A. Santilli, HNBA President, Region IX

97. Jenny Rivera, HNBA Commissioner

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