President and CEO
Latino Policy Forum
Sylvia Puente is the president and CEO of the Latino Policy Forum, a nonprofit that works for equity, justice, and economic prosperity on behalf of Latinos in Chicago and Illinois through public-policy advocacy and analysis on issues including education, housing, and immigration.
Over more than a decade at the helm, Puente has grown the organization into a central voice on Latino issues. In 2020, the forum has helped lead the response to COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Latinos and communities of color.
Puente was selected by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to serve on his transition team and was recently appointed to the state housing task force.