Werner Oyanadel, Latino and Puerto Rican Policy Director

Werner Oyanadel, Latino and Puerto Rican Policy Director oversees the Latino and Puerto Rican policy division for the Commission and provides liaison duties with state officials, policymakers and community stakeholders around legislative initiatives that seek to enhance meaningful opportunities for Latino and Puerto Rican residents in our state. Mr. Oyanadel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration and a Minor in Philosophy. He was named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut by Latinos United for Professional Excellence (LUPA) in 2014.

He received the W.L. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Community Service in 2015, and in 2011 he received the coveted Latino de Oro Award in the field of politics by IDENTIDAD Latina Hispanic Newspaper.