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A Presidential Appointment

Carlos Trujillo '04 was appointed by President Donald Trump to be Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) and was later confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 30, 2018. As OAS Ambassador, Carlos is the leading voice on U.S. policy toward Cuba and Venezuela, countries of key importance to south Florida immigrants and to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a friend of Carlos and Trump’s advisor on Latin America.

"It's a great platform to bring the issues facing Venezuela and Cuba to the forefront, to bring democratic institutions to each of them," he said.

A former prominent Florida attorney and politician, Carlos served as the State Representative for the 105th District in the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2017. He was a founding partner of Trujillo, Vargas, Gonzalez and Hevia, LLP and President of Carlos Trujillo, PA.

"Growing up in Miami, the diversity of the community means you know people who are struggling from Venezuela because of [President Nicolás] Maduro, from Nicaragua because of the sandinistas — you see how all these policies affect people in their very own community," he added. "Most of the people I represented for the last seven years were affected by these policies."

After graduating from Spring Hill, Carlos earned a Juris Doctorate from Florida State College of Law in Tallahassee in 2007. Carlos, who is bilingual, is married and a father of four.

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