Principal at The Raben Group.
Most recently, Zuraya Tapia served as Vice President for Public Affairs at UPS. Throughout her career, her responsibilities have focused on liaising with members of the U.S Congress,government officials from Latin America, and national Hispanic organizations on behalf of companies and organizations. At UPS she was also an active part of UPS’ Latino BusinessResource Group, CRECER, and was named Chair for Chapter Engagement. Prior to joining UPS, Zuraya linked Mexican diaspora located in the U.S. with opportunities to join developmentprojects and non-profit organizations in Mexico as Director of the Mexican American Leadership Initiative of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, operating binational delegations as well as diaspora initiatives with the Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs. Zuraya also developed national leadership and advocacy programs as Executive Director of the Hispanic National Bar Association and developed economic and immigration policy positions from a hemispheric and regional perspective while at NDN, a Washington, DC think-tank. Zuraya started her career in private law practice at Pillsbury Winthrop in the international trade department and served as committee staff in the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee. Zuraya currently serves on a number of local community organizations, was appointed to the Virginia Latino Advisory board by Governor Terry McAuliffe, and was recently recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the “Top 40 Latinos under 40 in Foreign Affairs.” She earned her Licenciatura en Derecho from the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla and her Master ofLaws (LLM) from Georgetown University Law Center. Zuraya is the wife of Ross Hadley and mother to James and Sebastián, with whom she resides in Arlington, VA.