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CHCI Names Marco A. Davis as New President and CEO


Former Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Educational
Excellence for Hispanics joins CHCI as President and CEO

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute officially announced today
the appointment of Marco A. Davis as CHCI President and CEO, effective
May 6, 2019.

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Marco A. Davis (Photo: Business Wire)

Marco A. Davis (Photo: Business Wire)

Davis joins CHCI with more than 20 years of experience in leadership
development, academic achievement, community advocacy, and civic
engagement. As President and CEO of the institution, Davis will continue
to guide and develop CHCI offerings, and expand the organization's
thought leadership, further establishing it as a critical partner for
diversity across industries and a true champion for all Latino students.

Davis comes to his new position after being a partner at New Profit, a
national nonprofit venture philanthropy, where he led Capitalizing
Diverse Leaders and Organizations - an effort to create a more equitable
social sector - and served as the organizational lead on diversity,
equity, and inclusion.

"After an extensive search for the right leader, we are incredibly
fortunate to have Marco join the CHCI familia, helping propel CHCI's
mission of elevating Latino leadership and providing equal access to
opportunities across all industries," said CHCI Chair, Congressman Ruben
Gallego. "Marco's extensive experience and commitment to fostering
diverse excellence in leadership will no doubt advance the legacy of
Domenika Lynch in raising the institution and developing new agents of

"As a fervent believer in the power of education and in opening doors
for next-generation leaders, I am truly honored to join such a
prestigious organization that has served our nation's youth and the
Latino community for the last 40 years," said Marco A. Davis. "It is a
privilege to have an opportunity to help shape the evolution of the
organization and to work alongside CHCI's invaluable leadership team:
Rep. Gallego, the esteemed members of the Board of Directors and
Advisory Council, engaged alumni network, and talented staff, as we
continue to fuel the country's youngest, fastest-growing community and
strengthen the diverse leadership pipeline."

Davis served under the administration of President Barack Obama as
Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence
for Hispanics and as the Director of Public Engagement for the
Corporation for National and Community Service. Previously, he was
Director of Global Fellowship and Regional Manager for Latin America at
Ashoka's Youth Venture and led leadership development for UnidosUS
(formerly the National Council of La Raza), creating the Líderes

Davis has served on the boards of Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC),
Education Design Lab, Educators for Excellence, and the Management
Assistance Group. He has also been a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and
Hispanics in Philanthropy NGen Lideres Fellow. An alumnus of Yale
University, NY native, Davis now lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife
and daughter.


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), is the premier
Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development
organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino
youth by providing leadership development programs and educational
services. The nonprofit was established in 1978 by Hispanic Members of
Congress to ensure a diverse and inclusive leadership pipeline. CHCI is
comprised of Hispanic/Latino Members of Congress, community leaders, and
corporate executives guiding the institution's mission forward. CHCI
directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young
professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional
internships, and the R2L NextGen highschool program. For more
information or to get involved, visit and follow @CHCI on
social media.

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