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Jerry Gonzalez

Chief Executive Officer, GALEO & GALEO Latino Community Development Fund

Jerry Gonzalez is the founding and current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund. GALEO, a statewide nonprofit and non-partisan organization, has a mission to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community across Georgia.

Gonzalez is a native of Laredo, Texas and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1995. He completed his Master of Public Administration at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University in 2005. Due to his efforts at GALEO, Mr. Gonzalez has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia’s 100 Most Influential Georgians for several years.  He also dedicates time towards philanthropy.

Gonzalez lives in Atlanta with his husband of over 24 years, Ray, an established and practicing pediatrician, and their dogs, Jenny & Zack.  Jerry’s hobbies include photography, travel, hiking, and he considers himself an avid road cyclist.

State Expertise: Ga.
Speaks: English, Spanish

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