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Maria Echaveste

President & CEO of the Opportunity Institute, Former U.S. Presidential Advisor to Bill Clinton, Co-Founder of Nueva Vista Group

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 Maria Echaveste Biography

Maria Echaveste is the President and CEO of the Opportunity Institute, where she oversees executive and administrative duties, including day- to-day activities, development, and budgets, and directs programmatic work. She has built a distinguished career working as a consultant, lecturer, senior White House official, long-time community leader, and corporate attorney.

Echaveste has been affiliated with UC Berkeley in various capacities since 2004 including: lecturing at the School of Law and in the undergraduate division on immigration and education; serving as program and policy director of the Law School’s Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy from 2008 -2012; as a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies since 2008; and with the Berkeley Food Institute, focused on transforming our nation’s food system.

Prior to co-founding the D.C.-based strategic and policy consulting group NVG, LLC, in 2002, Echaveste served as Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Chief of Staff for President Clinton from 1998 to 2001. In that position, in addition to general White House management, she focused on several policy and political issues, including immigration, civil rights, education, finance, Mexico, and Latin America. She also served as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor from 1993 to 1997.

In 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed her as a special representative to Bolivia. Echaveste later served on the board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, where she initially focused on the foundation’s Mexican-American Leadership Initiative launched in 2010. 2010. In 2013, President Obama nominated her to be ambassador to Mexico; she withdrew eight months later having been denied a confirmation hearing.

Currently, Echaveste serves on the board of directors of UCSF-Benioff Oakland Children’s Hospital, Mi Familia Vota, and Level Playing Field Institute.

Echaveste received a B.A. in anthropology from Stanford University in 1976, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1980.

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  • The Growing Political, Social & Economic Influence of Hispanic Americans: Myth or Reality?

  • Globalization: Can Consumers Make a Difference?

  • The Border: Are We Ready For It to Disappear?

  • The Intersection Among Politics, Policy & Communications

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Maria Echaveste

President & CEO of the Opportunity Institute, Former U.S. Presidential Advisor to Bill Clinton, Co-Founder of Nueva Vista Group

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Virtual Event: $5,000 - $10,000

Maria Echaveste Biography

Maria Echaveste is the President and CEO of the Opportunity Institute, where she oversees executive and administrative duties, including day- to-day activities, development, and budgets, and directs programmatic work. She has built a distinguished career working as a consultant, lecturer, senior White House official, long-time community leader, and corporate attorney.

Echaveste has been affiliated with UC Berkeley in various capacities since 2004 including: lecturing at the School of Law and in the undergraduate division on immigration and education; serving as program and policy director of the Law School’s Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy from 2008 -2012; as a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies since 2008; and with the Berkeley Food Institute, focused on transforming our nation’s food system.

Prior to co-founding the D.C.-based strategic and policy consulting group NVG, LLC, in 2002, Echaveste served as Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Chief of Staff for President Clinton from 1998 to 2001. In that position, in addition to general White House management, she focused on several policy and political issues, including immigration, civil rights, education, finance, Mexico, and Latin America. She also served as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor from 1993 to 1997.

In 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed her as a special representative to Bolivia. Echaveste later served on the board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, where she initially focused on the foundation’s Mexican-American Leadership Initiative launched in 2010. 2010. In 2013, President Obama nominated her to be ambassador to Mexico; she withdrew eight months later having been denied a confirmation hearing.

Currently, Echaveste serves on the board of directors of UCSF-Benioff Oakland Children’s Hospital, Mi Familia Vota, and Level Playing Field Institute.

Echaveste received a B.A. in anthropology from Stanford University in 1976, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1980.

Maria Echaveste Videos

  • Bridge Builders: An Inspiring Conversation with Dr. Ellen Ochoa ...
    The conversation was moderated by Maria Echaveste, president and CEO of the Opportunity Institute and former assistant to the President and ...
  • Fmr. Pres. Clinton Aide Decries Miller's Deportation Spy Plan
  • Keynote Remarks from Maria Echaveste

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Maria Echaveste Speaking Topics

  • The Growing Political, Social & Economic Influence of Hispanic Americans: Myth or Reality?

  • Globalization: Can Consumers Make a Difference?

  • The Border: Are We Ready For It to Disappear?

  • The Intersection Among Politics, Policy & Communications

FAQs on booking Maria Echaveste

  • How to book Maria Echaveste?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maria Echaveste for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Maria Echaveste, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maria Echaveste or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maria Echaveste?

    Booking fees for Maria Echaveste, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maria Echaveste, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maria Echaveste?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maria Echaveste for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maria Echaveste for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maria Echaveste or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maria Echaveste or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Maria Echaveste is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Growing Political, Social & Economic Influence of Hispanic Americans: Myth or Reality?, Globalization: Can Consumers Make a Difference?, The Border: Are We Ready For It to Disappear? and The Intersection Among Politics, Policy & Communications. The estimated speaking fee range to book Maria Echaveste for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Maria Echaveste generally travels from Berkeley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Brazile, Rosa Clemente, Linda Alvarado, Cynthia McKinney and Linda Chavez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maria Echaveste for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Maria Echaveste Speaker Videos

  • Bridge Builders: An Inspiring Conversation with Dr. Ellen Ochoa ...
    The conversation was moderated by Maria Echaveste, president and CEO of the Opportunity Institute and former assistant to the President and ...
    Fmr. Pres. Clinton Aide Decries Miller's Deportation Spy Plan
  • Keynote Remarks from Maria Echaveste
    Anxiety About Race, Gender & Inequality
    Surreal Politics: How Anxiety About Race, Gender, and Inequality Is Shaping the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Maria Echaveste Speaking Topics

  • The Growing Political, Social & Economic Influence of Hispanic Americans: Myth or Reality?

  • Globalization: Can Consumers Make a Difference?

  • The Border: Are We Ready For It to Disappear?

  • The Intersection Among Politics, Policy & Communications

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