Congressional Hispanic Caucus Welcomes New Executive Director

Apr 19, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) announced that Angel Colón-Rivera will be the new Executive Director of CHC effective May 1, 2023. Dr. Colón-Rivera joins CHC from the U.S. Department of Commerce where he most recently served as Chief of Congressional Affairs for the Census Bureau and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of the Secretary.

“CHC welcomes Angel as its' new Executive Director. Angel is the right person to support and advance the priorities of our largest caucus in history. His experience in the Senate and with the Biden-Harris Administration will be an asset to the CHC and our members,” said CHC Chair Nanette Barragán. “There is a lot of work to do alongside the Biden-Harris Administration and a Democratic-controlled Senate. I look forward to working with Angel to carry out the work of the Caucus, continue our CHC on the Road stops across the country in growing Latino areas, and engage our Latino community.”

Prior to his service at the Department of Commerce under the Biden-Harris Administration, he served as a senior adviser to CHC member Senator Bob Menendez, where he led the Senator’s work on the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, was his primary CHC liaison, and his principal adviser on matters relating to Puerto Rico, the census, and corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Before joining the Senate, Colón-Rivera worked as a policy adviser to the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the U.S. House of Representatives under the sponsorship of the James Marshall Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. There he translated research into public policy recommendations on immigration, human trafficking, housing, and homelessness. 

Dr. Colón-Rivera is a former public policy fellow of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. He obtained his doctorate in social-community psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. 


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.


Bianca Lugo Lewis
CHC Communications Director
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