Latino Leaders Network to Honor Congressman Ben Ray Luján with Eagle Leadership Award in Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and PBS President Paula Kerger to Deliver Remarks
WASHINGTON - May 9, 2019 - PRLog -- On Thursday, May 16th the Latino Leaders Network (LLN), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together, will convene its 58th Latino Leaders Luncheon Series event to honor Congressman Ben Ray Luján with the Eagle Leadership Award from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC). In addition, the inaugural Rising Star Award will be presented to Alicia Menendez. Senator Bob Menendez and PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger will deliver special guest remarks.

Born and raised in New Mexico, Congressman Ben Ray Luján grew up in Nambé, where he learned the time-honored traditions and values of New Mexico from his family and community. Since being sworn into Congress in 2008, he has worked to create good-paying jobs in New Mexico, increase access to affordable, quality health care, protect New Mexico's natural resources, build a clean energy economy, and restore checks and balances in our government. He is a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, sitting on the Health Subcommittee, Consumer Protection & Commerce Subcommittee, and the Communications & Technology Subcommittee. Congressman Luján also represents his diverse district by participating in a variety of Caucuses. Also, Luján is a founding member of the Tech Transfer Caucus, which works to move technological innovations from New Mexico's national labs and universities into the marketplace.

"We are honored to recognize Congressman Ben Ray Luján for his outstanding service to the Latino community and our country," said Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman of the Latino Leaders Network. "He has fought to provide his community with better jobs, affordable health care, and the support entrepreneurs need to succeed, all while also being a fierce advocate for environmental protection. He is a remarkable leader whose personal story needs to be told."

Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, will also deliver tribute remarks for the Rising Star Award recipient Alicia Menendez, correspondent on the PBS show Amanpour & Company. This award is intended to highlight early outstanding achievement and to showcase young leaders serving as role models among their peers and beyond. Named "Broadcast Journalism's New Gladiator" by Elle magazine and "Ms. Millennial" by The Washington Post, Menendez has emerged as one of the most influential voices of her generation.

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, will serve as the Community Partner. Sponsors include Anheuser-Busch, Microsoft, GEICO, and Southwest Airlines.

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The Latino Leaders Network (LLN)
The Latino Leaders Network is dedicated to "Bringing Leaders Together" to establish relationships, build unity, and share our personal stories. Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman, served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House for President Clinton

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