District of Columbia attorney Antonio "Tony" Arocho has been named the interim executive director for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). Arocho had served as the executive director of the HNBA from 2006 to 2008. He will be based in Washington, D.C. and direct operations for the HNBA.
Arocho's experience includes working with many nonprofit organizations as counsel, board member, and part of the management team. He has successfully raised funds for diverse causes from private sources, private foundations, individuals, and government grants. He is the founder of the Arocho Law Office (http://arocholaw.com) in Washington, D.C. that is focused on providing legal services to nonprofits and businesses. In addition, he has provided legal representation to migrant and seasonal farm workers, one of the poorest groups of working people in the United States.
Before moving to the Washington, D.C. area, Arocho served as an Assistant U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General, Director of Labor Relations for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and as a special assistant to the U.S. Virgin Islands' Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives. Arocho received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Rider College and his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands bars.
HNBA National President Benny Agosto stated, "We are delighted to have Antonio Arocho return to the HNBA on temporary basis as our interim Executive Director. Antonio is the right person to manage this organization while we search for a new Executive Director. Antonio's broad experience and his proven dedication and understanding of the Hispanic community and the nonprofit sector come in handy during this transition period."
"I am excited about this opportunity to once again serve the Hispanic National Bar Association during this important period of transition," Arocho said. "I look forward to working with the President, Board of Governors, our members and staff in maintaining the day-to-day operation of our Hispanic National Bar Association and fulfilling the other duties of the position."
About the Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding three decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.