The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia

GALEO Members and Supporters Make up 30% of the List

Atlanta, GA – September 9, 2019 – It is that time of the year again- The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has revealed their annual “50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia” for 2019! It is an honor to see several members from our GALEO Familia receive recognition for their admirable community work.

The list of nominees includes members both past and present, including our GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Alumni, GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) Alumni, former and current board members, active GALEO members & GALEO supporters.

We would like to congratulate all of our GALEO members and to all others on the list!

  • Samuel Aguilar, Former GALEO Policy Analyst
  • Yehimi Cambron, Keynote Speaker at GALEO event, GIL alumni, and former 2010 Census volunteer
  • Jason Esteves, Current GALEO Chair
  • Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO
  • Angela Hurtado, GIL alumni
  • Bob Jimenez, GALEO Member
  • Georgia Insurance Commissioner John King, previous GALEO keynote speaker at GALEO event
  • DeKalb County Judge Dax Lopez, Former GALEO Board Member and keynote speaker at GALEO event
  • Georgia State Representative Brenda Lopez, GALEO Board Member and keynote speaker at GALEO event
  • Adelina Nicholls, GIL Alumni
  • Gigi Pedraza, GALEO Member & partner with the Latino Community Fund of Georgia
  • Anthony Rodriguez, GALEO Member
  • Mariela Romero, GALEO Member
  • Norberto Sanchez, GALEO Member
  • Ivan Shammas, Former GALEO Board Member, Former Chair of GLC, GIL Alumni

The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce also had an inaugural class of the Hall of Fame, which included GALEO members and supporters:

  • Rudy Beserra, former longtime GALEO Board Member
  • Rene Diaz, GALEO Member
  • Georgia State Representative Pedro Marin, former GALEO Board Member

Notable mentions included also some GALEO members and supporters:

  • Doug Rohan, former GALEO Board Member
  • Jason Anavitarte, former GALEO Board Member

As always, thank you to all those who work tirelessly to cultivate a community where Latinos can thrive- to those on the list and also to all other community leaders that were not on the list but continue to be equally influential and empowering!

Click here to have a look at the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce page and to read each of their biographies!  https://ghcc.org/50-most-influential-latinos/

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