Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Hispanic National Bar Association

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Department of Labor Director, Hugo Chaviano, highest ranking Hispanic member of Governor Bruce Rauner’s cabinet, was honored this evening with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) at their 40th Annual Convention in Boston.

“When I emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba at age 13, little did I realize all the opportunities the United States would provide me, especially Governor Rauner’s appointment as Director of the Illinois Department of Labor,” said Hugo Chaviano.  “Every day I am honored to serve the people of Illinois, an affirmation of Governor Rauner’s commitment to diversity within his administration.”

“Hugo Chaviano brings more than 35 years of legal experience to his role as Director, including work as a mediator and arbitrator,” said Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti.  “We applaud our colleague Hugo’s many achievements throughout his career, including his leadership among Hispanic lawyers within the United States and across Latin America.”