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USHLI at Hispanics in Energy Forum

Midwest Hydrogen Hub Forum

USHLI was invited to participate in the “Community Benefits Program and Labor Force” panel, sponsored by Hispanics In Energy (HIE). The Midwest Hydrogen Hub Forum was held June 26 at BMO Headquarters in Chicago.

The day-long forum focused on the Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2), an initiative to develop a renewable, clean hydrogen market in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The initiative will receive up to $1 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and create 10,000 jobs.

Panelists pictured above are, from left to right, Lewis Binswanger, Senior Vice President, ComEd and HIE Vice Chair; Jaime di Paulo, President & CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Juan Andrade, President, USHLI; Noemi Lujan Perez, Director of State Government Relations, Western Region, HACU; Elba Aranda-Suh, Executive Director, NLEI; Carlos Ayala, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, NiSource; Jose Perez, President & CEO, Hispanics In Energy; and Marc Poulos, Executive Director, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting.

The Midwest Hydrogen Hub is one of seven strategically allocated by the US Department of Energy. Once contracts are finalized, hydrogen production will impact American society in every imaginable way. USHLI is glad to be part of and supportive of this effort.


  • USHLI is the only Chicago-based organization, the only one in the Midwest, and one of only six national organizations to be honored by both the President of the United States and the Government of Mexico.
  • USHLI is the only Chicago-based organization to have a President of the United States, a Vice-President of the United States, a future President of the United States, and presidential candidates address its annual conference.
  • USHLI is the only Chicago-based organization to be named National Hispanic Organization of the Year.
  • USHLI sponsors the largest annual conference of students, young professionals, and emerging leaders in the nation, held exclusively in Chicago.

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