Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO Executive Director

Jerry Gonzalez is the founding and current Executive Director of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund. GALEO was founded in 2003 and is a 501 (c) (6) statewide nonprofit and non-partisan organization; its mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia. The GALEO Latino Community Development Fund is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization affiliated with GALEO.

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Laura Isabel Toro, GALEO Program Manager for Leadership Development

Laura Isabel Toro has joined GALEO as of September 2012, as the new Program Manager to focus upon the GALEO Institute for Leadership, among other civic engagement responsibilities.

Laura brings with her a lot of positive energy and drive. Presently, Laura lives in Vinings and she is establishing herself in the Atlanta area, having lived here for only a bit over a year. Previously she was with the law firm of Garcia & Fernandez, LLC, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she practiced law for three years in the area of general civil litigation.

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Alex Ramirez, GALEO Program Coordinator for Civic Engagement & Field Organizing

In June of 2014 Alejandro Ramirez, a naturalized U.S. citizen, joined the GALEO family as Program Coordinator for Civic Engagement and Field Organizing after expressing a strong desire to help with the many issues that are relevant to the Latino community of Georgia. Alejandro’s main duty in GALEO is to recruit and manage teams of volunteers for our canvasing efforts in the counties of Hall, Gwinnett, and Cobb.

Alejandro has completed Associate degrees in journalism and sociology at Gainesville State College (GSC). Upon his return from military advanced individual training, Alejandro continued his pursuit of learning at the University of North Georgia, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a Political Science minor.

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