2nd Annual Women's Leadership Network
Tertulia Latina

Sponsored by:

Latinas Leading the Way and Leading our Nation


Teresa Chaurand serves as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of White House Presidential Personnel.
Teresa leads the Priority Placement Team which manages Presidential Personnel's relationships with various constituencies, including the Hispanic community. Before joining the Obama Administration, Teresa served as the owner and Senior Partner of Vista Communications. Her clients included the National Council of La Raza, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, the Black and Veatch Corporation, the state of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Tourism, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, EITAS – Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County, Missouri, the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs. Her expertise is in the area of government and community relations, stakeholder involvement, marketing and talent recruitment. Prior to owning her business, Teresa served as sales manager and account representative for three top rated radio stations in Kansas City and Washington, D.C. and was also a producer for talk radio programs in Kansas City. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ms. Chaurand is originally from Kansas City, MO but currently resides in Maryland along with her husband Enrique Chaurand and their 5 children.

Summary of presentation:

President Obama has challenged the White House Presidential Personnel Office to build an administration that reflects the diverse perspectives of the American people by going out to the American people. The White House Presidential Personnel Office is pleased to attend the annual conference for the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s and discuss opportunities available for individuals interested in working for the President. Teresa’s remarks will focus on the Presidential appointments process and give a broad overview of how one can prepare his or her candidacy. PPO is committed to finding the best and brightest people to fill roles across all agencies, and at every level, in order to drive the kind of creativity, innovation and change that President Obama intends to bring to Washington.