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Congressional Hispanic Staff Association Summer Coffee Series with Bianca Ortiz Wertheim

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CHSA Summer Coffee Series: Bianca Ortiz Wertheim - Chief of Staff to Sen. Tom Udall (NM)
Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Space is limited! RSVP required!

Bianca has over 20 years of experience working in political and policy focused organizations. Originally from Nambé, a small town north of Santa Fe, NM, Bianca started in New Mexico politics and community organizing. Bianca had the honor of working as a field organizer for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in his successful re-election campaign.

Continuing her interest in public policy and community organizing, Bianca served as a past president of MANA de Albuquerque. She worked with the American Cancer Society as Director of Government Relations for New Mexico. She served in New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s Administration as Director of Cabinet Affairs, where she was the primary liaison between Governor Richardson and his full cabinet. Following her appointment with Governor Richardson, Bianca worked for Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez as his Legislative Affairs Representative and later as his Chief of Staff.

Bianca joined the Office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall (NM) in 2009 as his State Director. In the fall of 2015, Bianca became the senator’s Chief of Staff, making her the second Latina to serve as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate. She currently serves as an honorary co-host of the Bipartisan Chiefs of Staff Foreign Affairs Study Group. Bianca also currently serves as the Chair of the CHSA Advisory Board.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHSA Programming Director, Josue Ambriz (Josue.Ambriz@mail.house.gov) or Professional Development Chair, Matthew Ceja (Matthew.Ceja@mail.house.gov).