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Washington, D.C. — Today, Latino Victory Project announced the addition of two new members to the organization’s board of directors. The members are Capricia Marshall, Ambassador-in-Residence at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council and Ralph Patino, managing shareholder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Patino & Associates, P.A.

“Capricia and Ralph are bringing their talent and resources to support Latino political empowerment,” said Luis A. Miranda, Jr.,  Latino Victory Board of Directors Chairman. “Latino Victory is proud to have them as we embark in a tireless movement to elect Latinx candidates into office and help defeat the most anti-Latino president in modern history.” 

“I’m honored to welcome Capricia and Ralph to the Latino Victory family,” said Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Project president & CEO. “We need our brightest and sharpest minds on deck in this high-stakes election, and we are excited to welcome two such dedicated, passionate leaders. Latino Victory looks forward to working with Capricia and Ralph to ensure Latinos are a pivotal role in the 2020 elections.” 

Meet the New Latino Victory Board of Directors

AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA MARSHALL

Capricia Marshall serves as Ambassador-in-Residence at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. She is President of Global Engagement Strategies, which advises international public and private clients on issues relating to the nexus of business and cultural diplomacy. She travels across the country speaking to organizations and corporations about her experiences, lessons she has learned throughout her career in public service, and how best to integrate cultural diplomacy into business.

From 2009 to 2013, she was Chief of Protocol of the United States, bearing the rank of Ambassador and setting the stage for diplomacy at the highest levels. In this capacity, she worked to leverage U.S. relationships with foreign governments developing strategies to transform global engagement. Ms. Marshall oversaw six State and Official Visits, countless Working Visits, the G20, Nuclear Security, APEC, G8, NATO and Sunnylands Summits, and the protocol arrangements during travel with the President and Secretaries of State to forty-two countries.  

From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Marshall served as Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary. From 1993 to 1997, she was Special Assistant to the First Lady of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In addition to her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Purdue University, Ms. Marshall holds a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Ms. Marshall is a first-generation American of Croatian and Mexican descent. She has been named to ELLE magazine’s annual “Washington Power List”, as one of DC’s most influential women.

RALPH G. PATINO

Ralph G. Patino is the managing shareholder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Patino & Associates, P.A., a 28 year-old nationally acclaimed law firm specializing in corporate law, healthcare, commercial and products liability litigation. Mr. Patino achieved national prominence for his relentless drive to protect the public in consumer products cases including automotive defect, tobacco and pharmaceuticals. He has achieved countless multimillion-dollar jury awards and settlements on behalf of both corporate and individual clients over the course of his 33-year career.   

Mr. Patino is a member of the Democratic National Finance Committee. Together with several nationally-known Latino figures, including Eva Longoria and Henry Munoz, he helped establish the Futuro Fund, a Hispanic/Latino organization credited with raising $36 million dollars for the Democratic National Committee in 2012 by engaging and empowering Hispanic and Latino donors for the first time in U.S. history.

Mr. Patino worked closely and tirelessly with the Obama Administration as a private citizen to assist in the advancement of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations and has been accredited with the Administration’s push toward normalcy with the Cuban Government. He is one of the founders and board members of Cuba Now, an organization dedicated to advocating for practical and effective policy for meaningful change in Cuba through the empowerment of individuals. As a founding Member of the Executive Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Cuba Business Council, he is committed to building a strong and strategic commercial relationship between Cuba and the United States. 

Mr. Patino served on the Board of Directors of the Jackson Health System Public Health Trust, which is entrusted with steering a multi-billion dollar enterprise, is a past trustee of the Florida Democratic Party, is an acting director of the Mourning Foundation, a charitable trust for inner-city children, is chairman of the Olympia Center, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to managing and maintaining the Olympia Theater, downtown Miami’s oldest historic performing arts center, and is a member of the Joe Biden Policy Committee on Caribbean Issues.