Esther Aguilera Appointed to ASAE Board of Directors

WASHINGTON — ASAE announces that Esther Aguilera, president and CEO of The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), has been appointed as a Director-at-Large on ASAE’s Board of Directors for a one-year term. She was appointed by the chairman of ASAE’s Board of Directors Peter O’Neil, CAE, and confirmed by the board this fall.

WASHINGTON — ASAE announces that Esther Aguilera, president and CEO of The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), has been appointed as a Director-at-Large on ASAE’s Board of Directors for a one-year term. She was appointed by the chairman of ASAE’s Board of Directors Peter O’Neil, CAE, and confirmed by the board this fall.

“Each year, with ASAE’s Board approval, ASAE’s chairman nominates a distinguished member of the association community, and I’m delighted that the board confirmed Esther because we draw from her unique experiences, strategic thinking and leadership skills, which are a valuable asset. She will bring innovative ideas that will help move ASAE forward and strengthen the organization,” said chairman of ASAE Peter O’Neil, CAE and executive director of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Aguilera joined CHCI in 2004, which is a nonprofit that provides leadership development programs and education services to students and young emerging leaders. She has expanded their national programs and services to Hispanic high school, college and graduate students—growing the organization’s annual budget and national visibility. In 2010, she received the Alumni Seal Award for Service to the Community from her alma mater, Occidental College in Los Angeles, and she was featured as one of the national top 90 women mentoring leaders by Women of Wealth magazine in February 2011.

In January 2011, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry appointed Aguilera to its newly created Hispanic Council on Federal Employment to advise him on leading employment practices in the effort to remove barriers to recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement of Hispanics in the Federal workforce.

She has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential Hispanics in Washington, D.C., was featured in Latina Leaders magazine 2007 women’s issue for her positive impact in the Hispanic community, and presented with Hispanic Magazine 2006 Latina Excellence Award in Education. Aguilera has been a featured speaker at numerous national conferences and forums, including Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, National Council of La Raza, and Latina Style Magazine.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

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ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.

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