Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP Partners Bonny Garcia, Mary Hernandez, and Nitasha Sawhney participated in Marymount California University’s Latino Leadership and Policy Summit this past June. The Summit provided opportunities for Latino leaders in the public sector to define and refine emerging policy issues. Topics included leadership development and mentoring, succession planning, and strategies essential for innovative and ethical management. The featured speakers were Dr. Paula Cordeiro Dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, Senator Ricardo Lara of California’s 33rd District , and Michele Siqueiros who serves as Executive Director of The Campaign for College Opportunity.
“This has never happened before. Until now, Latino leaders from all kinds of California local governments have not been able to find the resources to come together and hash out their common policy interests and goals” said GHSB Managing Partner and Marymount California University Trustee Bonifacio “Bonny” Garcia.
The Summit was attended by members of the California Association of Latino School Administrators (CALSA), California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA), California Latino School Boards Association (CLSBA), League of California Cities – Latino Caucus (LCCLA), and the Western Association of School Administrators (WASA).
Marymount California University’s Latino Leadership and Policy Institute was formed to develop graduate-level leadership certificate programs to bring mentoring and training to Latino educators and public service employees, in order to foster future leadership positions in education and municipal and local governments.
Managing Partner Bonny Garcia provided the opening remarks and Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP was a sponsor of the Summit.
Click here for the Report on the First Annual Latino Leadership Policy Summit.