Susan Santana Joins the HNBA Legal Education Fund Board of Directors

October 21, 2010

Washington, DC – The HNBA Legal Education Fund (“The Fund”), is proud to announce the addition of Susan Santana to its Board of Directors.

Susan I. Santana serves as Assistant Vice President, Federal Relations for AT&T.  In this capacity, Ms. Santana is responsible for representing AT&T’s legislative interests before the U.S. Congress.  Prior to this role, Susan served on the External Affairs team of AT&T, developing and managing long-term strategic relationships with key constituency groups to positively impact their understanding of and communication with AT&T. Prior to AT&T, Ms. Santana served as Government Affairs Counsel for Dell Incorporated.  Her responsibilities included conveying Dell’s key policy messages and business interests to the U.S. House and Senate in the areas of Trade, Energy & Environment, Telecom, Diversity and Education.  Prior to going in-house, Ms. Santana developed her career in private practice in several firms, most recently as senior associate in the area of Corporate Diversity Counseling in the Public Policy Group of Holland & Knight. She assisted clients on diversity-related issues such as minority business procurement, workforce diversity, strategic business partnering, community outreach, and government relations.  Before joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Santana served as the Executive Director of the Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation in Washington, DC.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Santana has served on the Board of Directors for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and is a past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C.  She is currently a Board member of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund, and has been recognized with various honors including the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility’s Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever Award.

“Ms. Santana’s combination of professional success and civic involvement epitomizes the charitable spirit of the Fund’s board,” said Diana Sen, HNBA National President. Román D. Hernández, President of the Fund, noted that “Susan Santana’s involvement is a welcomed addition, and her extensive experience and profound commitment to the Hispanic/Latino community an invaluable asset to the organization.”

About The HNBA Legal Education Fund

The HNBA Legal Education Fund (“The Fund”), incorporated in April 2010, is a not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating educational programs, exposing underrepresented students and professionals to the positive impact of the legal profession, providing scholarships and financial support to individuals from underrepresented communities to pursue legal careers, and supporting the charitable and education mission of the Hispanic National Bar Association. The Fund is based in Washington, DC. To learn more, visit the Fund’s website at www.hnbafund.com.