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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








Trusted by Wimgo

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



1Belisa & MiguelUrbinaSer Familia
Executive Director
2IvanShammasTelemundo Atlanta
General Manager
3Ed MartinezThe UPS Foundation
Retired President
4NorbertoSanchezNorsan Group
5MarielaRomeroUnivision Communications Regional Community Empowerment Director

50 MIL 2021


1AdelaYeltonLatina South Podcast|ZAVY Strategies LLC
Founder & Host
2AlbertSortoAtlanta Gladiators
Director of Corporate Partnerships
3Ana CamilaUrregoFurdale
Co-Founder & President
4Ana MariaMartinezDeKalb State Court
Georgia Latino Law Foundation
Staff Attorney / President and Co-Founder
5AndreaRiveraH3 Media Agency
Founder and President
6BarbaraDominguezDominguez Chiropractic
7BrendaLopezGwinnett Judicial Circuit
Senior Assistant District Attorney
8BrianMarcosCity of Smyrna Fire Department
Deputy Fire Chief & Deputy Emergency Management Director
9CarolinaRamonUGA SBDC
Office of Minority Business
10ChristopherPerleraGeorgia Division of Family & Children Services
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Messaging
11DanielaRodriguezMigrant Equity Southeast
Executive Director
12David Araya CEO / Co-FounderAngela Hurtado COO / Co-FounderHoPe (Hispanic Organization
Promoting Education), Inc.
13DeborahGonzalezDistrict Attorney Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties
14Dr. CarlosDel RíoExecutive 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.
15Dr. PierluigiManciniThe Multicultural Development Institute, Inc.
16EddyElguezabalUnivision and UniMás Atlanta,
Raleigh, Philadelphia and Cleveland
President, General Manager and Director of Sales
17FrankFernandezCommunity Foundation for Greater Atlanta
President and CEO
18GenesisCastroLatino Community Fund of Georgia
Network and Program Manager
19GinaSanchezGisache Marketing and Logistics President & CEO
20GliannyFagundoThomson Hine
21HectorGutierrezCity of Forest Park / Atlanta Public Schools
Forest Park City Councilman / Atlanta Public Schools Educator
22HildaAbbottRudHil Companies
Director of Life Services and Community Relations
24JasonEstevesAtlanta Public Schools
Board of Education
25JerryGonzalezGALEO & GALEO Impact Fund
26JerryJamesAtlanta Gladiators Professional Hockey
27JohnKingGeorgia State Insurance and
Fire Safety Commissioner
Founder & CEO
29JosePaniaguaInspire Brands
VP and Treasurer
30JuanMejiaJCM Ventures President
DTSpade SRE – Senior Brokerage Partner
31JuanitaVelezDelta Air Lines
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager,
In-Flight Services
32JulioCarrilloFamilies First,
Chief Operating Officer
33JulioRiveraDelta Air Lines Inc.
Sales Account Manager
34LouisNegron100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
35MariaVinces PeckSheLends
36MaricieloFullerGeorgia Hispanic Construction Association
Executive Director
37MarioGuevaraLocal Reporter at Mundo Hispánico
38MaritzaMorelliLos Niños Primero
Executive Director
39MistyFernandezGeorgia Power Company
Area Manager
40NormaMendozaCherokee Family Violence Center
Multicultural Program Director
41NuryCastillo-CrawfordGwinnett County Public Schools Community-Based
Mentoring Program: Hispanic Priority
Director of Academic Support
42OzzieAreuAreu Bros
Founder and CEO
43RafaelNavarroEl Nuevo Georgia
Director and Editor
44RobertoMoraesGroup CFO - Latin America
Operations at Kimberly-Clark
45RubenCruzCruz & Associates
46ShirleyAnne SmithAtlanta Fire Rescue Foundation
Executive Director
Readiness Specialist
48WendyCoronaNews Anchor
Reporter at WSB-TV
49YehimiCambronYehimi Cambrón, LLC
50ZulmaLopezLopez 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