It is a huge responsibility and I feel honored to be one of the pioneers in American Latino
We wanted to be very clear that this organization, built over the last 15 years, really belongs to a new generation of American Latino
leaders," said Avila.
At each summit, an American Latino
Agenda Report has been distributed to attendees, something Fernandez Haar calls a member's "marching orders.
Following NAA tradition and having worked for 14 years to promote the leadership of Latinos on Wall Street, business and government, the NAA Wall Street Summit showcased the gradual evolution on Wall Street and Corporate America acknowledging the market value and contribution of the American Latino
community and a push towards greater inclusion.
ACCORDING TO THE NAA: "The purpose of the National Summit is twofold: first, to define to the nation who we are as American Latinos
by elucidating where we stand and what our contributions are to our country in terms of economic capital, human capital and political capital; and second, to articulate cohesive positions on the major issues of our times as they relate to the American Latino
community and our nation, with an overarching emphasis on the economic case for Latino advancement.
Huffington shared her family story of immigration, struggle and success as well as her views on the importance of the American Latino
community and the need for continued advocacy.
Through this effort, NAA aims to have a bigger impact locally and build a pipeline of American Latino
leaders who may rise from a local stage to a national stage, and through the ranks of leadership in our organization and our country.
An American Latino
business initiative whose purpose is to lead the process of Latino empowerment, wealth-building, and economic advancement by focusing on economic, political, human, and philanthropic capital.