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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - LATINO POLICY FORUM
Sylvia Puente is the executive director of the Latino Policy Forum, the only public policy and advocacy organization in the Chicago metropolitan area working to improve educational outcomes for children, making housing accessible and affordable, promoting just immigration reform, and building the influence and leadership of the Latino community.
She has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S.” by Hispanic Business magazine. As a highly respected and thoughtful policy analyst, Puente is frequently cited in the media as an expert on Latino issues and has published numerous reports that articulate the vital role Latinos play in society.
JOURNALIST - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Antonio Olivo is an urban affairs reporter at the Chicago Tribune, covering immigration, housing, and development. He joined the Tribune in 2004 from Bloomberg News in New York City, where he wrote about housing, labor and transportation. He began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where his beats included Latino politics and the East Los Angeles community.
In 2011, Olivo won the Studs Terkel Community Media award for his body of work, and he was on the Chicago Tribune team that won the Chicago Headline Club’s Peter Lisagor award in 2008 for deadline reporting on the arrest of an illegal immigrant who was an activist in the sanctuary movement.
PRESIDENT - KURTH LAMPE
Kitty Kurth is the president of Kurth Lampe, a political consulting firm/public relations firm she founded in 1996 with her husband, Kevin Lampe. Kurth Lampe is a Chicago-based consulting firm dedicated to the effective communication of its clients’ ideas, proposals, and viewpoints. Kurth Lampe has provided clients with wide-ranging services, such as public relations and communications strategies for individuals, groups and corporations on a national and international level.
LECTURER - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Professor Jaime Dominguez received his B.A. from the University of California at San Diego and his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is one of the principal architect’s of the Chicago Democracy Project (CDP), a 30-year (1975-2005) online political database that provides citizens, community groups, and religious organizations with information on campaign finance, electoral outcomes, government contracts, minority appointments and levels of public employment for the City of Chicago.
ACTRESS/COMEDIAN - NBC/SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Nora Dunn got her start working at The Second City in a comedy troupe, where she was spotted by “Saturday Night Live” casting directors in 1975, and joined the SNL cast. Dunn graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and also studied at the Jean Sheldon Acting Workshop in San Francisco. In addition to her roles on television and film, she performs her critically acclaimed one-woman show in theaters around the country.