"Giving Latino Businesses a Platform to Thrive and an Ability to Shape Public Policy."

The Latino Coalition Legislative Summit

  • 03/07/2018
  • 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • JW Marriott Hotel 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20004



7:00 am – 7:45 am          Breakfast & Registration          Location: Capitol Foyer

8:00 am - 9:15 am          Opening Session                        Location: Salon D

  • Opening Remarks: Hector V. Barreto, Chairman, The Latino Coalition
  • Carlos E. Diaz RosilloWhite House Director of Policy and Interagency Coordination
  • Emilio Gonzalez, Executive Director, Strategic Alliances, Verizon
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, United States Representative, 27th Congressional District
  • The Honorable Secretary Alex Acosta United States Secretary of Labor
  • United States Senator for Utah Orrin Hatch Leadership Award

9:30 am – 10:20 am          Regulations Panel                   Location: Salon D

Red Tape Intelligence: What You Need to Know about the New Regulatory Landscape

Expert panelists will examine how federal regulations are changing – in number and nature – under the Trump Administration, and how today’s entrepreneurs can have an impact on the rules that have the power to make or break their profitability.

  • Moderator: C.E. Tee Rowe, President & CEO, America's Small Business Development Centers
  • Panelist 1: Suzanne Beall, VP Government Relation & Public Policy, IFA
  • Panelist 2: Adolfo Franco, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Counsel, Direct Selling Association
  • Panelist 3: Julian Canete, President/ CEO, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
  • Panelist 4: Jack Mazloom, SVP, Job Creator's Network

10:30am – 11:20 am          Infrastructure Panel:             Location: Salon D

Building Together: Infrastructure Investment and the Potential for
Small Business Contracting

Panelists will share up-to- the-minute information on developing plans to invest in our nation’s infrastructure, including tips on how to ensure the small-business community will be part of the work to rebuild America’s bridges, roads, railways and tunnels.

  • Moderator: Jeanette Prenger, President and CEO, Ecco Select
  • Panelist: John Preston Read, Senior Director External Affairs, Verizon
  • Lola Infante, Sr. Director, Generation Fuels and Market Analysis, Edison Electric Institute
  • Reuben Franco, CEO, Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Anthony Bedell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. of Transportation

11:45 am – 2:00 pm     Luncheon: Power Lunch: Legislation     Location: Salon E,F,G

  • President of the United States Donald J. Trump
  • Hector V. Barreto, Chairman, The Latino Coalition
  • The Honorable Elaine Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation
  • Speaker: Dan Bryant, Senior Vice President Global Public Government Affairs, Walmart
  • Emcee: Tsi tsi ki Felix

2:15 pm 3:45 pm     Town Hall Meeting: Women in Business     Location: Salon E,F,G

From the Board Room to the Shop Floor: Women Mean Business

American women are leading the pack as entrepreneurs, and their voices are carrying more weight than ever before in the corporate sector. Panelists will share their stories, advice and insight on leading in business in the era of #MeToo.

  • Moderator: Jennifer Korn, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the Office of Public Liaison
  • Jackie Puente, Executive Director for External Affairs, Comcast 
  • Alia Moses, United States District Judge, Western District of Texas
  • Mary Ann Gomez Orta, President & CEO, Congressional Hispanic
    Leadership Institute
  • Angela Arboleda, Vice President Government & Community Affairs, Herbalife Nutrition

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm          Closing Reception                          Location: Salon D

  • Helen Aguirre Ferre, Special Assistant and Director of Media Affairs, Executive Office of the President
  • Lou Correa, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District
  • Tony Cardenas, United States Representative, 29th Congressional District
  • Benjamin Wirick, AVP Development, AltaMed Health Services
  • Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) MOU 
  • MOU: America's Small Business Development Centers MOU Signing

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