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Roberto Valdez Jr.

Associate Director, External Affairs

Roberto Valdez Jr is Associate Director, External Affairs for the Latino Policy Forum. In this role, Roberto manages and coordinates the Forum’s legislative portfolio for federal, state, and city initiatives. Roberto also manages the Illinois Latino Agenda, a collaborative effort among Latino organizations that seeks to promote accountability in business, government, the private sector, and within the Latino community by leveraging their collective voice and influence. 

Roberto’s communications and policy experience encompasses work with non-profit organizations, in the private sector, on political campaigns, and on Capitol Hill.  In 2014 Roberto was Communications Manager for a Latino Health Organization which helped increase the pipeline of Latinos entering the medical and public health fields. He then worked as Digital Campaign Manager for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle and in 2017, worked as Communications Director for Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Roberto is on the iHeartMedia Chicago Local Advisory Board, is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalist Chicago Chapter, member of the Illinois Unidos Health and Policy Committee, and member of Momento Latino. He earned his B.A. in Communications from Arizona State University in 2012 and is originally from Nogales, AZ.

Reach Roberto via his email rvaldezjr@latinopolicyforum.org or call 202-308-5090