Friday, July 19, 2024

Newly Announced Latinos in the Obama Administration

  • Ana Recio Harvey is the Associate Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In her new role, she will oversee the agency’s wide range of programs to promote business ownership among women, ranging from financial education and self-sufficiency assessments, to specialized products and services related to government procurement, manufacturing, access to capital and international trade. Recio Harvey is the former Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President.
  • Liz Montoya is the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Montoya has more than 20 years of executive experience, serving previously as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy, as Associate Deputy Administrator for the Small Business Administration, and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel and Special Assistant to the President.  Most recently, Montoya served on the President’s transition team for the U.S. Department of Energy as a member of the Natural Resources and Energy work group. During her tenure at Selaska Corproation, Montoya designed a human resources comprehensive review of Sealaska’s nine subsidiaries to affect a consistent human resources process throughout the organization.
  • Lisa A. Garcia is the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison office.  Garcia will lead domestic outreach efforts to state and local governments, the business and agricultural communities, labor, environmental, non-governmental organizations, consumer groups and state and local governments on trade matters.  She will also be responsible for improving the public’s understanding of U.S. trade policies through education and strategic communications initiatives.  In addition, her office manages the U.S. trade advisory committee system.
  • Daniel Sepulveda is the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs. Sepulveda managed trade, immigration, interstate commerce, labor, and ethics and lobbying reform issues for Senator Barack Obama from 2000-2004. Prior to joining Senator Obama’s office, Sepulveda worked for Senator Barbara Boxer advising her on trade, technology, telecommunications, media regulation, consumer affairs, immigration and labor issues.
  • Luis Jimenez is the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs. Jimenez previously served as the Legislative Director for Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel where he managed the Chairman’s legislative agenda. In addition, Jimenez served as Emanuel’s primary advisor for trade issues on the Committee on Ways and Means, and as Emanuel’s advisor for foreign affairs, immigration, defense and appropriations. .