Washington D.C. veteran Silvia Perez-Rathell joins organization to drive expansion  

Washington, D.C. – June 9, 2016 – The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced today that Silvia Perez-Rathell has joined the organization as its chief development officer. In her new role, Perez-Rathell will lead corporate and government development efforts for the trade organization and will also be working with the Hispanic Wealth Project (HWP), formally known as the NAHREP Foundation, from NAHREP’s new secondary office in D.C.

“Silvia is coming in at a perfect time as NAHREP and the Hispanic Wealth Project are expanding to serve the broader Hispanic business communities,” said Gary Acosta, Co-founder and CEO of NAHREP, “She brings a tremendous network of business and government relationships that will add value to our members and fuel additional growth to our organization.”

Perez-Rathell spent the last seven years at League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) as the national senior director for federal and corporate relations where she was instrumental in acquiring and growing the number of financial commitments for the organization. In her role at LULAC, she led her team in forging partnerships with Fortune 1000 Companies and over 40 Federal Agencies. Prior to LULAC, Perez-Rathell served as the vice president of corporate relations at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the leading advocate for the nation’s 3 million Hispanic-owned companies.

Perez-Rathell will work from NAHREP’s auxiliary office in Washington D.C. She will continue to be active at the national level sitting on national boards and advisory councils such as the White House Policy Briefings for Latino Leaders, the Social Security Administration’s Latino Advisory Board, the National Hispanic Employment Program Managers Council, the National Farmworker Alliance and on the American Red Cross’ National Latino Hispanic Initiative.