Mission Statement

The Emerging Leaders Professional Board (ELPB) works as a catalyst to the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) by connecting diverse, young professionals to the organization, while increasing the organization’s brand visibility across the state of Illinois.  ELPB will aim to provide advocacy, collaboration and innovation to its vision of promoting education, employment, economic and social progress for Latinos.

Each year the ELPB will select and honor individuals who are of the NEXTGeneration that have consistently demonstrated excellence in  their professions, civic engagement and a strong commitment to economic empowerment.


Alfonso Barrera, HispanicPro, Chair

Christian Gutierrez, C.G.S. & Associates, Inc, Vice-Chair

Martha Dominguez, COUNTRY Financial, Secretary

Gerardo Rodriguez, The Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer

Isabella Martinez, Net Wings

Cristina Rangel, Navistar

Griselda Reyes, Independent Consultant

Angeles Sandoval, ComEd

Martin Sandoval Jr., PACE