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NAA 10th Anniversary

MARCH 23-24, 2009 | WASHINTONG, D.C.


NAA members celebrated the NAA's 10th anniversary in our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., on March 23-24, 2009. We thank all participants for their time and commitment to the NAA's mission of Latino economic empowerment especially during this critical time period in our nation's economy.

The 10th anniversary celebration was a remarkable experience for all the attendees.  During this special celebration our members had the opportunity to convene with the Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Sarukhan, at the Mexican Cultural Institute; Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar; Nydia Velasquez, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Ambassador of Spain, Jorge Dezcallar; and other White House and Congressional leaders (see list of speakers below).  Henry Cisneros, Tom Castro, Marilou Martinez Stevens, and Diego Recalde were honored for their outstanding contributions to the NAA.  

The NAA thanks the following members who provided their time, insights, and resources to this project:
Pilar Avila, Louis Caldera, Roel Campos, Al Cardenas, Tom Castro, Carlos Garcia, Carlos Loumiet, Monika Mantilla, Elisa Montoya, Federico Pena, Tony Quintero, Tom Soto, Danny Villanueva, Sr., and Jose H. Villarreal.  
Members had the opportunity to hear from the following White House and Congressional leaders:

  • His Excellency The Ambassador of Spain, Jorge Dezcallar
  • His Excellency Ambassador of Mexico Arturo Sarukhan
  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor & Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison
  • Secretary Ken Salazar
  • Senator Robert Menendez
  • Senator Mark Warner
  • Congressman Charles Gonzalez
  • Congressman Jim Himes
  • Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
  • Adolfo Carrion, White House Director of Urban Policy
  • Diana Farrell, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
  • Cecilia Munoz, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Moises "Moe" Vela, Director of Administration

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