Democratic National Committee's First Latino National Political Director to Leave Role for Silicon Valley
It's likely a delicate time for officials to consider leaving either major political national committees, but if an opportunity arises -- go for it.
DNC's First Latino National Director to Exit
At the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Raul Alvillar, their first Latino national political director, will leave his position just ahead of next month's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
According to Recode, Alvillar is the latest Washington, D.C. operative to leave the U.S. capital for a gig at Silicon Valley. Alvillar is reportedly in talks with a number of tech companies who have been seeking someone for a government relations job.
He's taken on the national political director position since March 2014. Alvillar previously served as the White House's interim liaison to the LGBT community, an associate director of the Office of Public Engagement in the Office of the Vice President, congressional relations officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations and worked for President Barack Obama's campaign as the western political director.
Latino Figures Entering and Exiting the National Committees
Alvillar's planned exit comes after the Republican National Committee (RNC) saw a couple shakeups in their Latino media department. RNC Hispanic Media Director Ruth Guerra will be embarking on a new role with the conservative group American Action Network. On June 1, the RNC announced Helen Aguirre Ferré as its new Director of Hispanic Communications
"Helen will be an integral part of our Party's ongoing commitment to build relationships and communicate our message directly with Hispanic voters. Her wealth of experience is complemented by a keen strategic vision, top-notch communication skills, and outstanding leadership qualities, and she is going to be a tremendous asset to the RNC as we seek to stop Hillary Clinton and elect a Republican president," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in his announcement.
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