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Audience in Lecture






President & CEO


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)


Marco A. Davis is President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences to outstanding Latino/a/x students and young professionals, and convenes Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the nation and the Hispanic community. Prior to joining CHCI, Davis was a partner at New Profit, a national nonprofit venture philanthropy. He served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and as Director of Public Engagement for the Corporation for National and Community Service (now AmeriCorps). Previously, he was Director of Global Fellowship and Regional Manager for Latin America at Ashoka's Youth Venture, and led leadership development for UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza), where he created the Líderes Initiative. Davis has more than 25 years of experience in leadership development, educational achievement, community advocacy, and civic engagement, and is a frequent speaker on the Latino community and leadership. He has been an Ambassadors for Health Equity Fellow, a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, and a Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) Lideres Fellow. In June 2021, he was appointed by President Biden to the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. Davis serves on the board of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), and represents CHCI on the executive committees of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and holds a B.A. in History and Latin American Studies from Yale University. Originally from the New York City area, he lives in the District of Columbia with his wife and daughter.

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