Latina Leader Receives Special Honor from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White

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Elba Aranda-Suh has added a new award to her accomplishments as Executive Director of the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI). The NLEI is the leader in providing high-tech, healthcare and financial career training to underserved Latino communities. Aranda-Suh received the Hispanic Heritage Award from the hands of Secretary of State Jesse White during his office’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The event, was emceed by Stacey Baca (ABC7) and Tsi-tsi-ki Félix (WRTO-AM/Univision), featured remarks by pioneering Judge Ruben Castillo, Illinois’ first Latino federal judge.

Elba Aranda-Suh has led NLEI since 1999. Under her leadership, the accredited non-profit has expanded to offer to underserved Latino communities a menu of cutting-edge training in technology, digital literacy, health and other growing fields. Her service and efforts have made her the proud recipient of numerous awards such as the Citibank Corporate Hispanic Leadership Award, the National Diversity Council’s “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Illinois” Award. To this list, Aranda-Suh now adds the Hispanic Heritage Award given by Secretary of State

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