Latino Policy Forum to get new director

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Sylvia Puente, a policy analyst on Latino issues and vice-president of the board of directors of the Latino Policy Forum, will take over as executive director of the Forum on Jan. 1. Maricela Garcia, who currently holds the post, is resigning and will join the board. Puente is the current director of the Center for Metropolitan Chicago Initiatives for the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame University and has previously worked for the Latino Institute and the Resurrection Project.