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Chicago, IL –  The University of Illinois’ Latina/Latino Alumni Association (LLAA)  announced its special guests speakers for their upcoming “Success in Government” networking event. 

The free event will be held at V-live/Fuego on July 29, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  LLAA invites all chicagoland professionals for an evening of networking, appetizers and cocktails.  Our guest speakers will be discussing their career paths and the secrets to their success. Additionally, attendess will have the opportunity to network with our guests and speak one on one to answer any questions.

Special Guests Include:

Keynote speaker – Gery H. Chico
City Colleges of Chicago Chairman and Partner at Chico & Nunes, P.C.

Joseph Chico
Administrative Law Judge, City of Chicago

Sergeant Marco A. Tirado
Intergovernmental Liaison for the Chicago Police Department in the Strategic Communications Bureau, Office of the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Chairman and Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Lizveth Mendez
Latino Affairs Liaison

Jesse H. Ruiz
Illinois State Board of Education

Sophie Marie Martinez
Program Manager/Projects Administrator for the Green Permit Program, City of Chicago Department of Buildings
The purpose of LLAA’s Networking Series’ is to both educate alumni and chicagoland professionals but to also bring awareness to the vision and mission of LLAA.

For more information or to RSVP please visit IllinoisLLAA.org and click on their events page. 

About Key Note Speaker Gery Chico
Gery J. Chico combines an accomplished background in city government and education, a distinguished law career and a solid business background.  

Mr. Chico has received many awards and honors over his career including: Person of the Year Award by the Latin-American Police Association; President’s Award by the National Association of Hispanic Publishers; University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award; Distinguished Award for Excellence by the Illinois Bar Foundation; Citizen of the Year by the City Club of Chicago; Outstanding School Board President by the Illinois State Board of Education; Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Outstanding Public Service; Champion of the Public Interest by the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest; and Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Latina/Latino Alumni Association (LLAA) was informally established in late 2008 and then formally recognized as an affiliate of the University of Illinois Alumni Association in mid-2009.

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