Hispanic Leadership Association of New Jersey   

Strenthening the Voice of Hispanics in New Jersey


Mickey Ibarra Announced as Gala Keynote Speaker!

Mickey Ibarra has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Hispanic Leadership Summit's evening Gala, held on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Tickets are on sale now.

After serving as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House for President Clinton, Ibarra established the Ibarra Strategy Group.  Prior to his White House appointment, he was the Political Manager for the National Education Association.  He is the Founder and Chairman of the Latino Leaders Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to “Bringing Leaders Together.”  Hispanic magazine named him among the “25 Most Powerful Hispanics in Washington, DC.” He received the inaugural Medallion of Excellence for Government Relations from the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute in 2012.  He is a graduate of the University of Utah, with a Master’s degree and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

I would like to take the time invite you, your colleagues, your friends and your family to come out and join us as we celebrate our 5th Annual Hispanic Leadership Summit on October 24, 2015. This year's summit will be held at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, and shall commence at 9 a.m. This year we anticipate another sold out event. During last year's summit, we hosted over 550 people from all walks of life, and this year we want you to join us again as we continue to make history in New Jersey.

This year’s theme will be:  Strengthening the Voice of Hispanics in New Jersey.

Our planning committee is already hard at work as they are gearing up to provide you with a world class event. They are relentlessly organizing this year's educational workshops, compiling resources and coordinating with renowned speakers across the country; and lastly, putting together a signature awards ceremony and evening gala that I know you will be proud of. With your support, the Hispanic Leadership Summit of New Jersey will continue to provide a forum where professionals and students alike can engage, connect, collaborate, develop leadership, and bring to the forefront issues that are of great importance to the Hispanic community. 



Angel Fuentes

HLA Chairman