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Press Release: JERRY GONZALEZ HONORED AS AN INFLUENTIAL LATINO IN GEORGIA

 

 

September 1, 2021

GALEO

Erik Medina

Communications Manager

emedina@galeo.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GEORGIA’S 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL LATINOS RECOGNIZED AND HONORED TODAY

JERRY GONZALEZ INCLUDED IN THE HONORS AS AN INFLUENTIAL LATINO IN GEORGIA

 ATLANTA, GA – On Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrated “The 50 Most influential Latinos” in Georgia who have created an impact on our state of Georgia in 2021.​​ Jerry Gonzalez, the CEO of GALEO and GALEO Impact Fund, was honored for his work and advocacy of the Latinx-Hispanic community and electorate during this year.

Other recipients of the award include Brenda Lopez (Former Board Member of GALEO, Board Member of GALEO Impact Fund), Christopher Perlera (Former Board Member of GALEO Impact Fund),  Deborah Gonzalez (Former Board Member of GALEO), Glianny Fagundo ( Board Member of GALEO Impact Fund), Sofia Marie Bork (GIL Graduate), Maria Vinces Peck (GIL Graduate), Hector Gutierrez (Board Member of GALEO Impact Fund and GIL Graduate), Génesis Castro (GIL Graduate, former intern and canvasser), Jason R. Anvitarte (Former Board Member of GALEO), David Araya (GIL Graduate and Founder of Hope), Angela Hurtado (GIL Graduate and Founder of Hope), Jason Esteves ( Board Member of GALEO and GALEO Impact Fund), Adela Yelton (Board Member of GALEO), John King (keynote speaker at GALEO events and programs), Juan Mejia (Realtor for GALEO and GALEO Impact Fund), Zulma Lopez (keynote speaker at GALEO events and programs), Shirley Ann Smith (Board Member of GALEO Impact Fund) and Yehimi Cambrón (keynote speaker at GALEO events and programs).

“I am very honored to receive this recognition by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. It is inspiring to see how many other Latinx-Hispanics were honored and the work we are all doing to make sure that the voices of our communities are heard. The fact that so many of the recipients are part of the GALEO and the GALEO Impact Fund family fills me with pride and motivates our organization to keep up the good work,” expressed Jerry González, CEO of GALEO and GALEO Impact Fund after receiving said recognition.

The awards ceremony can be viewed here.

GALEO is a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, founded in 2003. GALEO strives for a better Georgia where the Latinx community is engaged civically. GALEO contributions increase civic participation of the Latinx community and develop prominent Latino leaders throughout Georgia.

www.galeo.org – 888.54GALEO

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