Join Co-chairs Michael & Giselle Urbina and Co-Chair Rich Johnson for a special night at the GHCC annual fundraising event.
The Annual Awards Gala is one of the most recognized and well-attended events in the state of Georgia as it celebrates Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurships. The Gala attracts hundreds of successful business leaders, domestic and international dignitaries, and local politicians as we celebrate our success and our members.
This will be the 32nd year we come together for this great event, join us for a Night Into The Future full of life and entertainment.
Attorney Michael Urbina and his wife Giselle Urbina were born and raised in Puerto Rico. Mr. Urbina holds a B.S. in Managerial Science from Georgia State University. He received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School, where he graduated amongst the top of his class in 2011.
During his early law school career, Mr. Urbina worked for several in-house legal departments with international corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Invesco Limited, Crawford & Company, and Kemira Chemicals. During these opportunities, he worked on numerous projects that involved mergers and acquisitions, trademark law, franchise law, employment law, securities law, and contract law. During his third year of law school, Mr. Urbina interned at the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) for the Department of Homeland Security.
Mrs. Urbina holds a B.S and M.S in Chemistry from Georgia State University. Giselle worked for the Coca-Cola Company as a Chemist for almost 4 years in the Quality Assurance Department.
On May 2013 Mr. Urbina founded his own firm, The Urbina Law Firm. Shortly after, Mrs. Urbina joined him in his efforts to help the immigrant community. Almost 7 years later, Urbina Law Firm has 14 employees and has served thousands of people in Georgia, and other states. Urbina Law Firm has launched initiatives to educate the immigrant community in the state of Georgia. One of them being “De la Mano con Urbina”, a free event in which topics of interest are discussed for the benefit of the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Urbina enjoy traveling, growing their business, volunteering at community events, and spending time with family. They have three daughters; Viviana, Natalia and Daniela. Their daughters are their absolute inspiration in everything they do.
Assistant Vice President
External & Legislative Affairs
In July of 2019, Rich Johnson was appointed as the Assistant Vice President of External
Affairs for AT&T Georgia. He brings over a decade of experience working in the public,
private and non-profit sectors.
As an AVP for AT&T, Rich manages and directs external affairs engagement with community leaders and policymakers throughout Georgia. He develops and implements statewide strategic efforts to enhance consumer and stakeholder awareness of key technology deployment and investments. He is also responsible for managing and directing AT&T Georgia’s extensive philanthropic and community outreach efforts, including the AT&T Aspire program focused on high school success and work force readiness.
Previously, Rich served as the AT&T state director of external affairs, where he was responsible for local, state and federal efforts with stakeholders
across the state.
Prior to joining AT&T, Rich served as the senior director of government and public affairs for the Technology Association of Georgia. There, he was
responsible for working with key stakeholders in an effort to enhance the economic health of Georgia’s technology community.
Rich is a native Georgian and a graduate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. He remains
active in community service through board positions on organizations like the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia
811 and the Council for Quality Growth. He recently served as an appointee to the City of Milton Design Review Board, the Milton Board of
Zoning Appeals and the Milton Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee.
Rich is married to his wife Allison, an elementary school teacher. They have a son and a daughter and are members of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church.