Chairman at Democratic Party, Georgia Latino Caucus
Immigrated to the United States with his family fleeing the Salvadorian civil war. Upon graduating from high school Antonio honorably served in the United States Navy for six years during which time he earned various accolades. He is a student at Georgia State University College of Law and a graduate from Emory University, having earned a double major in Political Science and LACS. Antonio is the COO of Consultorio Medico Hispano INC, a company geared towards serving the Latino community in the Atlanta Metropolitan Region. He also serves as Chief of Staff for State Representative Pedro Marin, is the Chairman of the Latino Caucus for the Democratic Party of Georgia; Vice-Chairman of the Human Relations Commission of Gwinnett County, part of the planning and development committee for Gwinnett County, and is currently part of the School Council for Berkmar High School. He accredits his success, first and foremost, to the Lord and to his loving family.
General Manager and General Sales Manager, Telemundo Atlanta
A graduated from Georgia State University, earning a BA in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations, Ivan Shammas is General Manager and General Sales Manager for Telemundo Atlanta, a premier Spanish-language station. Shammas has worked in Spanish-language media and within the Atlanta Hispanic community for over 15 years. He is currently on the Board of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, also serving on the Board of the United Way of Greater Atlanta and its Young Professional Leaders program; a Board Member of the Georgia Association for Latino Elected Officials as Chairman of the Leadership Council overseeing: Advocacy, Leadership, Georgia Latino Vote, Citizenship, Cesar Chavez Day and the Ambassador program. Ivan was invited by the Mayor to be part of the Mayoral Welcoming Atlanta Working Group and now it's Advisory Committee. A recent graduate of Leadership Atlanta's class of 2015 and garnered Georgia Trend Magazine's 40 Under 40 award, as well as the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40 award in 2013.
International Communications Supervisor, UPS
An originally born Paisa, Juanita Velez, earned her bachelor's degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. She began her business career as a Latina entrepreneur, co-founding a distribution center in Florida for medical and dental products in the...