New Jersey Hispanic Leadership Association, Inc.   

     Registration for the 9th Annual Leadership Summit will start in July of 2019! 

Octava Cumbre Anual de Liderazgo Hispano y Gala de Premios en Nueva Jersey 

Hotel Accommodations is very limited, must register before September 26th

2018 GALA: Keynote Speaker: Stay Tuned

2018 Awards Gala


Keynote Speaker

An agent is working deep undercover to perform a hand-to-hand bust on the world's largest drug cartel. He must overcome government corruption, racism, and a professional assassin before his cover is blown. Loco in the Badlands is inspired by the true case files of Pedro Villegas

Pete Villegas, born in Puerto Rico, moved with his family to the United States, where he was raised in a 1950’s economically-depressed, racially-charged Harlem. As a young man, he worked his way up the law-enforcement ladder in Philadelphia from police officer to undercover agent for the Camden County Prosecutor’s and ultimately to Supervisor of Covert Investigations for the State of PA Attorney General’s Office. All along the way, Mr. Villegas accomplished record-setting hand-to hand busts.

Pedro Villegas
Grew up in the Bronx, New York City and Camden, New Jersey
First Latino as Supervisor of Covert Investigations for the State of PA Attorney General's Office (He worked closely with the FBI, DEA, & Attorney General). He is author of his book, "Loco in the Badlands". He signed a contract with Studio 29 and Paramount Productions, as Executive Producer, a TV Series about his life in 2019

Dann Cuellar, Reporter for 6ABC Master of Ceremony for the Awards Gala

Get to know the 2018 awardees