Photo: State Senator Alex Padilla
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced the election of its new president, California State Senator Alex Padilla, officers and board members. The president and board leadership were elected at the organization’s board of directors meeting on June 24 in Orlando, FL, following the group’s 29th Annual Conference.
The NALEO Board of Directors unanimously elected California State Senator Alex Padilla to serve as president of the organization. Other board officers elected during the meeting include City of Aventura (FL) Commissioner Luz Urbaez-Weinberg as vice president; Gila (AZ) Regional Partnership Council member Fernando Shipley as treasurer; and Edinburg (TX) School Board Member Robert Pena as secretary.
The board also elected two new members during its meeting in Orlando. Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, a member of the Board of Education of the Azusa Unified School District (CA), will serve a single three-year term on the NALEO Board of Directors. Trustee for the Village of Freeport (NY) Carmen Pineyro will also join the board for a three-year term.