NEWS RELEASE: JENNIFER KORN NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HISPANIC LEADERSHIP NETWORK
WASHINGTON- American Action Network President Brian Walsh and American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin today announced Jennifer Korn as Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN). The Hispanic Leadership Network is a joint effort of the American Action Network and American Action Forum.
"We'd like to welcome Jennifer to the Hispanic Leadership Network family," said Walsh and Holtz-Eakin. "We're committed to building on the enthusiasm from the Network's inaugural conference in Miami, and Jennifer will provide the leadership to take this program to the next level. Her experience and prior success in outreach at the local, state and national levels really sets her apart and will be critical as we continue our efforts to engage center-right members of the Hispanic community and encourage active participation in our democracy."
"I am happy for the opportunity to lead a long-term effort to engage with the Hispanic community," said Korn. "HLN will provide a home for Hispanic advocates across the country to voice their opinions on important issues like jobs, healthcare and education. The Hispanic community is vital in determining who will be our future leaders, including our next President."
HLN is an initiative of the American Action Network and American Action Forum and is part of a sustained effort to engage the Hispanic community on a center-right path to strengthen America's future. HLN held its inaugural conference in January 2011 with conference co-chairs former Governor Jeb Bush and former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.
Jennifer Korn's Biography:
Jennifer S. Korn recently served as a political strategist, specializing in winning political plans for candidate and issue campaigns. She previously served in the George W. Bush Administration as Director of Hispanic and Women's Affairs in the White House Office of Public Liaison as well as Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Before her service at the White House, Ms. Korn held dual positions as both the National Hispanic Director and the Southwest Coalitions Director on President Bush's 2004 re-election campaign. As the National Hispanic Director, Ms. Korn designed and supervised the plan which was instrumental in President Bush receiving 44% of the Hispanic vote. She organized the successful nationwide Viva Bush campaign and traveled around the country addressing voters on the President's record in support of the Hispanic community.
Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Ms. Korn spent 10 years working for, and managing local, state and federal campaigns, and representing state legislators in California. Ms. Korn was born in East Los Angeles and is the first in her family to attend college. She is a military spouse.
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