Chicago partner Jesse Ruiz gave the keynote address at Aurora University’s Latino student and alumni banquet on April 15, 2011, in Aurora, Ill.  The theme of the evening was "Tu voz es tu poder ... Stand up, Speak up!" 


Jesse, chairman of the Illinois Board of Education and co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, addressed the students on the growth of the Latino community in the United States and the absolute necessity of educational attainment as a vehicle for community advancement, development and the sustained economic prosperity of the nation.