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50 Most Influential 2021-09-09T15:43:45+00:00
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“There are many reasons why a man does what he does. To be himself he must be able to give it all. If a leader cannot give it all, he cannot expect his people to give anything,” Cesar Chavez used to say.

Georgia, a top-ranking state for education, business development, and population growth of over 10 million reflect transformative changes in many professional areas. Within this population, a hub of innovators fosters a commitment to servant leadership within communities. These innovators referred to as leaders, leave a footprint behind education, politics and many other areas.

At the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, we carefully analyze the character, impact, and connectivity self-motivated leaders provide in their communities. You’ll see a list of “50 Influential Members” who have created an impact on our state of Georgia. Let your voice be heard and nominate a trailblazer who exemplifies the art of leading people, places, and moments in history. Choose individuals from different categories within Government, Media, Business, Nonprofits and other sectors.

Join us for The 50 Most influential Latinos in Georgia. Be part of the commemoration of Latino professionals and leaders in our community! Be sure to be part of this amazing event.

Presenting Sponsor $10,000

  • Your logo will be on all promotional materials
  • You will have an opportunity to make remarks during the event
  • You will have an opportunity to be interviewed by media
  • Your company will receive a front cover banner ad
  • Your company will receive a back cover ad
  • Your company name and logo will appear on all Expo material
  • Two (2) Tables for 20 representatives
  • Your company logo engraved on award trophies
  • 30″ Video

Gold Sponsor $5,000

  • Your company name and logo will appear on materials
  • One (1) Tables for 10 representatives
  • Your company will receive a full page ad

Silver Sponsor $2,500

  • Your company name and logo will appear on all materials
  • Your company will receive a half page ad
  • One (1) Tables for 10 representatives

Bronze $1,000

  • One (1) Tables for 10 representatives
  • Your company name and logo will appear on all Expo materials

Members $50
Non-Members $75

2018 Top 50 most influential Latinos in Georgia
2019 Top 50 most influential Latinos in Georgia








Aixa Pascual
Alex Villanueva
Ana Maria Martinez
Angela Hurtado
Astrid Martínez
Barbara Dominguez
Belisa Urbina
Brenda Lopez
Carolina Ramon
Chris Perlera
Daniela Rodriguez
David Araya
Deborah Gonzalez
Doug Rohan
Dr. Carlos De Rio
Eddy Elguezabal
Edward Aguilar
Eliezer Velez
Eric Cuevas
Frank Fernandez
Glianny Fagundo
Hilda Abbott
Israel Cortez
Ivan Shammas
Jason Anavitarte
Jason Esteves
Javier Diaz de Leon
Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry James
Joel Alvarado
John King
Jorge Gomez
Josef Martinez
Luisa Fernanda Cardona
Maricielo Fuller
Mariela Romero
Michael Urbina
Misty Fernandez
Nury Castillo Crawford
Ozzie Areu
Padre Jaime Molina Juarez
Rafael Navarro
Ruben Cruz
Samantha Ramirez-Herrera
Samuel Aguilar
Sofia Marie Bork
Sulema Salgado
Yehimi Cambron
Zulma Lopez


1 Belisa & Miguel Urbina Ser Familia

Executive Director

2 Ivan Shammas Telemundo Atlanta

General Manager

3 Ed  Martinez The UPS Foundation

Retired President

4 Norberto Sanchez Norsan Group


5 Mariela Romero Univision Communications Regional Community Empowerment Director

50 MIL 2021

1 Adela Yelton Latina South Podcast|ZAVY Strategies LLC

Founder & Host

2 Albert Sorto Atlanta Gladiators

Director of Corporate Partnerships

3 Ana Camila Urrego Furdale

Co-Founder & President

4 Ana Maria Martinez DeKalb State Court

Georgia Latino Law Foundation

Staff Attorney / President and Co-Founder

5 Andrea Rivera H3 Media Agency

Founder and President

6 Barbara Dominguez Dominguez Chiropractic


7 Brenda Lopez Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Senior Assistant District Attorney

8 Brian Marcos City of Smyrna Fire Department

Deputy Fire Chief & Deputy Emergency Management Director

9 Carolina Ramon UGA SBDC

Office of Minority Business


10 Christopher Perlera Georgia Division of Family & Children Services

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Messaging

11 Daniela Rodriguez Migrant Equity Southeast

Executive Director

12 David Araya CEO / Co-Founder Angela Hurtado COO / Co-Founder HoPe (Hispanic Organization

Promoting Education), Inc.

13 Deborah Gonzalez District Attorney Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties
14 Dr. Carlos Del Río Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady Health System

Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious

Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins School of

Public Health of Emory Univ.

15 Dr. Pierluigi Mancini The Multicultural Development Institute, Inc.


16 Eddy Elguezabal Univision and UniMás Atlanta,

Raleigh, Philadelphia and Cleveland

President, General Manager and Director of Sales

17 Frank Fernandez Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

President and CEO

18 Genesis Castro Latino Community Fund of Georgia

Network and Program Manager

19 Gina Sanchez Gisache Marketing and Logistics President & CEO
20 Glianny Fagundo Taylor English & Duma LLP


21 Hector Gutierrez City of Forest Park / Atlanta Public Schools

Forest Park City Councilman / Atlanta Public Schools Educator

22 Hilda Abbott RudHil Companies


23 Jason Anavitarte CareSource

Director of Life Services and Community Relations

24 Jason Esteves Atlanta Public Schools

Board of Education

25 Jerry Gonzalez GALEO & GALEO Impact Fund


26 Jerry James Atlanta Gladiators Professional Hockey


27 John King Georgia State Insurance and

Fire Safety Commissioner

28 Jorge Vallejo UPPER90

Founder & CEO

29 Jose Paniagua Inspire Brands

VP and Treasurer

30 Juan Mejia JCM Ventures President

DTSpade SRE – Senior Brokerage Partner

31 Juanita Velez Delta Air Lines

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager,

In-Flight Services

32 Julio Carrillo Families First,

Chief Operating Officer

33 Julio Rivera Delta Air Lines Inc.

Sales Account Manager

34 Louis Negron 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

35 Maria Vinces Peck SheLends


36 Maricielo Fuller Georgia Hispanic Construction Association

Executive Director

37 Mario Guevara Local Reporter at Mundo Hispánico
38 Maritza Morelli Los Niños Primero

Executive Director

39 Misty Fernandez Georgia Power Company

Area Manager

40 Norma Mendoza Cherokee Family Violence Center

Multicultural Program Director

41 Nury Castillo-Crawford Gwinnett County Public Schools Community-Based

Mentoring Program: Hispanic Priority

Director of Academic Support

42 Ozzie Areu Areu Bros

Founder and CEO

43 Rafael Navarro El Nuevo Georgia

Director and Editor

44 Roberto Moraes Group CFO - Latin America

Operations at Kimberly-Clark

45 Ruben Cruz Cruz & Associates


46 Shirley Anne Smith Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation

Executive Director

47 Sofia Bork Truist

Readiness Specialist

48 Wendy Corona News Anchor

Reporter at WSB-TV

49 Yehimi Cambron Yehimi Cambrón, LLC


50 Zulma Lopez Lopez Immigration

Attorney – State Representative

Notable Mentions 2021

Pamela Peynado
Alex Villanueva-
Daniel Acosta
Patricia Hernandez
Mr. Miguel Lugo
Anton Flores-Maisonet
Ivan, Lopez
Analia Rao
Jose Arturo De la Cruz
Joel, Alvarado
Ana Soler
Jaime Rangel
Cynthia Roman
Rosan Petrillo
Myrna Garcia-Clemmons