Latino Leaders Network Honors Maria Echaveste and Convenes Local Leaders in San Jose at Luncheon Event on Wednesday, March 21st

School of Arts and Culture to host book promotion event on Tuesday, March 20th
SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 19, 2018 - PRLog -- On Wednesday, March 21st the Latino Leaders Network (LLN), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together, will convene its 53rd Latino Leaders Luncheon Series event to honor Maria Echaveste with the Eagle Leadership Award from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Fairmont (170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA). Guest speakers at the "by invitation-only" luncheon include Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose and Ron Gonzales, President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.

Maria Echaveste is the Policy and Program Development Director at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. Echaveste joined University of California Berkeley School of Law as a Lecturer. She previously co-founded a strategic and policy consulting group, serving as a senior White House and U.S. Department of Labor official. From 1998 to 2001, she served as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. Among her responsibilities in this role was overseeing issues relating to Mexico and Latin America. She has worked as a community leader and corporate attorney. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Law School's Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity.

"We are proud to honor Maria Echaveste with the Eagle Leadership Award for her outstanding service to our community," said Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman of the Latino Leaders Network. "I was proud to work alongside Maria at The White House for President Clinton and the American people. Her powerful personal story inspires us to dream big, work hard, and lead by example."

LLN's luncheon community partner is the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Event sponsors include PG&E, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, Fernandez Government Solutions, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, and Google.

Also, a book reading and reception will be held on Tuesday, March 20th to introduce Mickey Ibarra's new book featuring the powerful personal stories of national Latino leaders, Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph. Mr. Ibarra, book co-editor, will share his personal story and read excerpts from the book. The event is open to the public and will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the School of Arts and Culture (1700 Alum Rock Road, San Jose, CA).

"Our Latino community has role models, inspiring heroes and outstanding leaders," said Mr. Ibarra. "Their stories need to be told. Readers of this book will be inspired to dream big, get prepared and get ready to lead."

LLN hosts six annual events throughout the country honoring prominent Latino leaders. The book features 33 keynote addresses delivered at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series by leaders from a wide variety of occupations, including government, sports, entertainment, education, journalism and more.

For more information about LLN and Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph, visit

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