INTERIM PRESIDENT & CEO – SANTIAGO MARQUEZ
404.929.9998 Ext 224, Email
Mr. Marquez was born in Cuba and came to the United States in 1971. He is a graduate of Georgia State University; alumnus of the Buckhead Business Leadership Class; alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, best class ever-2013; and a member of the Gwinnett Rotary, and in 2015 and 2016 he served on the Gwinnett Citizens Review Board. He also serves on multiple boards including the Aurora Theatre and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
Mr. Marquez joined GHCC in September 2008. His main functions included financial management, fundraising, membership development and partnership development. Mr. Marquez has been working in the non-profit sector since 1998, cutting his teeth with Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Inc., while attending graduate school at Georgia State University. After CCCS, Marquez served as the Director of Employment and Housing for the Latin American Association, starting the first housing department to focus on Hispanics in Atlanta. In 2004, Marquez joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America where he worked for four years as the Director of Latino Outreach. During this tenure his duties included implementing a Latino outreach strategy in multiple Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. The Latino outreach initiative focused on outreach to Latino youth and families, while helping Clubs increase the number of Latino staff and board members. Most recently, Mr. Marquez served as the Director of Development, NE region where his duties included fundraising and corporate relations in the northeast region of the United States.
In 2014, Mr. Marquez received an award from the National Diversity Council. He is currently a student at the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business. He is the proud husband of a beautiful wife and very proud father of two beautiful daughters.
OFFICE MANAGER – JUANITA RIVERA
404.929.9998 Ext 228, Email
Juanita joined the GHCC in August 2002 as an administrative assistant and receptionist.
In 2008, Juanita was promoted to handle bookkeeping duties for the GHCC and the Hispanic American Center for Economic Development (HACED). Her current duties include accounts receivable and payable. Additionally, she directly assists the Vice President & COO in the preparation of financial reports and payroll services. Juanita also coordinates events and performs office administrative duties.
Juanita holds an associates degree in Business Administration from Caguas City College, PR. Originally from Guayama, Puerto Rico, Juanita and her family have resided in Atlanta since 1988.
GHCC VENDORS 2014-2015
Lobbyist – Jimmy McDonald
The McDonald Firm, LLC, Managing Principal
Doug Fuentes, Wells Fargo, Senior Vice Presiden, Community Banking President – North Atlanta
Ms. Carla Willis Story, Willis Mechanical, Inc. Service Manager
Jose Antonio Torres, Delta Air Lines, Inc., General Manager Sales Planning/Distribution Latin America & Caribbean
Gabriel Vaca, UPS, Director of Enterprise Account Sales International Services, High Tech
Joe Fernandez, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Financial Services Professional
Louis Besses, American Family Insurance, Multicultural Marketing Department
Guillermo Wasserman, Wasserman West, LLC, Partner and Co-founder
Louis Acuna, AGL Resources, Network Engineering & Telecommunications
Rick Perez, Turner Broadcasting System, Senior Vice President/General Manager
Maggie Castillo Foster, UPS, Complex Commodity Manager
Victor Delerme, Delerme CPA, LLC, Owner
Philip Thorogood, Cox Automotive Corporate, Automotive Corporate Development, Vice President
Ivan Shammas, Telemundo Atlanta, General Manager & Gerneral Sales Manager
Rapheal Remi, Fifth Third Bank, Manager, Vice President Regional
FMGHCC AMBASSADORS 2014-2015
Alberto Sorto, National Minority Trucking Association (NMTA), firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberto Sapoznik, 1st Global Realty, email@example.com
Cecilia Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Sanchez, American Family Insurance, email@example.com
Ed Siller, Effective Sales Promotion, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrique (Henry) Molinet, Chabert Imports, email@example.com
Gayle Molinet, Atlanta Communities REB, firstname.lastname@example.org
Giannina Villain Bettis, email@example.com
Joe Fernandez, Mass Mutual, firstname.lastname@example.org
Madelu Perezdelara, email@example.com
Ray Benitez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Tandon, 1010, LLC, email@example.com
Tim Mcnany, firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal – Troutman Sanders, LLP
GHCC PARTNERS 2014-2015
Scholarships to Emory University’s Goizueta Business School
Monthly in-house business consultations- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Kennesaw State University
Monthly workshops- Plaza Fiesta
Weekly radio shows- Vida 96.5
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Public Relations – Tdeferiamedia, Inc.; H3 Media; MSL Atlanta (pro bono)
Website Design – Gitmar
Marketing & Digital Support — tdeferiamedia, inc.
IT – Lunixsoft
Payroll – Towers Payroll
Accounting – HLB Gross Collins, P.C.
Photography – Phillip Vullo
Marketing Products – Effective Sales Promotions
Leadership Institute –The University of Georgia J.W. Fanning Institute for leadership development
Gala Video Production – Rolling Media, LLC