Alex Lopez Negrete Appointed to White House Commission for National Latino Museum

Jan 16, 2009, 12:54 ET from Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc.

HOUSTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- President George W. Bush has appointed Alex Lopez Negrete, president and CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, to serve on a commission to study the establishment of a National Museum dedicated to American Latinos. The Museum would document 500 years of American Latino contributions to the United States and house thousands of artifacts, images and personal stories.

The Commission to Study the Potential Creation of the National Museum of the American Latino Act of 2007 was signed into law by President Bush on May 8, 2008. Lopez Negrete is one of seven commission appointees named to the committee.

"It's a privilege and honor to be appointed by President Bush for this important endeavor," said Lopez Negrete. "My entire life has been dedicated to the betterment of all Latinos and to the celebration and accurate portrayal of Latino culture in America. Our community is a vital element of our heritage and culture in this country. A National Museum dedicated to our role not only makes sense, but it is an idea whose time has come. I look forward to working diligently and serving alongside my very distinguished fellow appointees."

The Commission will be responsible for conducting a national conference to bring stakeholders, experts, policymakers and other interested parties together to discuss the Museum's viability, a fundraising plan to create an extensive public-private partnership, and, ultimately, submit a report to Congress.

Lopez Negrete is the sole marketer to be appointed to The National Museum of the American Latino Commission. He was also appointed by President George W. Bush in March 2002 to the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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