Join chairs Ruben and Taniela Cruz for a special night at the GHCC annual fundraising event.
Ruben and Taniela Cruz are both proud immigrants who have called Atlanta home for over 30 years.
Ruben Cruz, owner and founder of Cruz & Associates, has dedicated his successful career to helping injured victims and workers since 1989. Cruz & Associates serves both the Atlanta and Phoenix market, employing over seventy bilingual legal professionals and attorneys, several who have moved on to create firms of their own. The firm has represented thousands of hispanic workers and injury victims over the last thirty years and is proud to serve Hispanics Georgia and Arizona.
Ruben has a broad range of trial and negotiation experience resolving complex disputes involving workers’ compensation, wrongful death, personal injury, motor vehicle and trucking accidents. Ruben is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice in Georgia, Arizona, and Florida.
Ruben completed his undergraduate education at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he attended on a tennis scholarship. He then went on to simultaneously earn an MBA and Juris Doctorate at Georgia State University.
Taniela is a graduate of Georgia State University. Prior to becoming a full-time mother, Taniela was a successful entrepreneur in her hometown of Goiania, Brazil, where she ran several businesses and in Brasilia, Brazil where she managed Public Relations and marketing for several companies.
Ruben and Taniela are extremely involved in the community, supporting causes benefiting children in Atlanta and Phoenix. Some of the organizations they contribute are HoPE, Kid’s Chance, March of Dimes, Doctors Without Borders, United Way, Be a Leader Foundation, Chicanos Por la Causa and Habitat for Humanity, among others. Ruben is also the founder of the Alcanzando Un Sueño Scholarship Program, awarding numerous scholarships each year to deserving high school seniors of Hispanic descent.
Ruben and Taniela currently live in Atlanta with their two children Nikollas and Sofia, with whom they love to travel, play tennis and ski.
Annual Awards Gala is one of the most recognized and well-attended events in the state of Georgia, celebrates Hispanic business and entrepreneurship. It attracts hundreds of successful business leaders, domestic and international dignitaries, and local politicians as we celebrate our success and our members.
GHCC’s Gala is recognized for its entertainment.
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