2021 GALEO Board of Directors

January 2020 picture: {LtoR:  Art Gambill (McGuirreWoods LLP), Adriana Varela (Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP) , Jason Esteves (Atlanta Public Schools Chair), Jeff Ellman (Jones Day), Maria del Rosario Palacios (GALEO Leadership Council Chair),  Adela Yelton (Commissioner Avondale Estates), and Mimi Woodson (Columbus City Council Member).

GALEO Executive Board of Directors

Chair: Art Gambill, McGuireWoods LLP (2021-present)

Vice Chair:  Adriana Varela, Foreign Attorney and Director of Global Client Services, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. (2021 -present).

Secretary: Jeffrey Ellman, Partner, Jones Day (2017-present)

Treasurer: Sarah M. Lopez (2021-present)

GALEO Board Members At Large:

Immediate Past Chair Jason Esteves, Atlanta Board of Education, At-Large Seat 9, 1st Latino Elected to any School Board of Education in Georgia, Assistant General Counsel, Equifax Inc. (2021-present)

Evelyn “Mimi” Woodson, Columbus City Council, District 7 & serves as customer service supervisor at TSYS (2004-present)

Leonard Gomez, Former Mayor Pro-Tem for the Grantville City Council (2014-present)

Rep. Brenda Lopez (HD-99) (2016-present)

Alicia Hernandez, Chair GALEO Leadership Council  (2021-present)

Adela Yelton (2021-present)

Peter R. Villegas, Vice President, Head, Office of Latin Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company (2019-present)

(2016 picture, LtoR:  B. Lopez; J. Esteves; K. Vega; J. Ellman; A. Gambill; L. Gomez; M. Woodson; A. Santos; L. Murvartian; J. Gonzalez)

Former GALEO Board Members:

Former Georgia State Rep. Deborah Gonzalez (HD-117) (2018-2020)

Katherine Vega, Former Chair of the GALEO Leadership Council, Project Manager, Global Payments, Inc.  (2015-2020).

Adolfo Santos, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, Georgia Gwinnett College, (2017-2018)

Former Chair: Laura Murvartian, Founder & Chair of Fiesta de Libros, Senior Director, Client Deal Team, Equifax (2012-2018)

Rocio Del Milagro Woody, The Road to Recovery, Inc. (2005-2016)

Former State Court Judge Tony Del Campo, Del Campo Weber & Grayson, LLC (2003-2010, 2011-2015)

Judge Dax Lopez, DeKalb County State Court (2004-2015)

Rey Martinez, Loganville City Council (2014-2015)

Judith Martinez-Sadri (2013-2016)

Rey Pascual, Paul Hastings LLP (2009-2015)

David Lefkovits, CEO at LEFKO Design + Build (2015)

Tom Mars, Taylor English Duma LLP (2015)

Charles Kuck, Kuck Immigration Partners (2007-2014)

Douglas Rohan, Rohan Law PC (2011-2014)

Honorary Past Chairman 2012: Former State Sen. Sam Zamarripa (SD-36, D-Atlanta), Founding Chairman of GALEO (2003-2011)

Luis Aguilar, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission(2006-2008)

Georgia State Representative Pedro Marin (Democrat, Duluth, HD:96)(2003-2010)

Georgia State Representative Tony Sellier (Republican, Fort Valley, HD:96)(2008-2010), Passed away in November 2010.

Rudy Beserra, The Coca-Cola Company (2004-2013)

Judge Tony Del Campo, DeKalb County State Court (2003-2010)

Luz Borrero, Former Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of Atlanta (2008-2010)

David Rodriguez, Former City Council Member in Lawrenceville (2006-2010)

Jason Anavitarte, Former City Council Member in Doraville (2006-2009)

Vanessa Olcese-Inman, Formerly with the Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia (2009-2010)