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The Latin American Association and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce jointly present “The 2020 Latino Prosperity Conference: A Roadmap for Georgia’s Recovery.” This virtual conference will examine what future prosperity looks like for Georgia’s Latino families in light of their contributions and the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

Hispanics are determined, resilient and hard-working. For decades, they have helped drive Georgia’s remarkable economic growth. However, they have been hit harder than other groups by the current crisis. Many have lost jobs or seen their hours cut back, while many others have had to continue working on the frontlines as the COVID-19 pandemic sees a resurgence, with an increasing number of Latinos getting sick.

Some in our community have to face the impossible choice of going to work and risk infection, or not working and risk eviction or foreclosure. Many Latino families have not been included in recovery relief, making it harder for our community to continue to help build Georgia’s future. Nevertheless, as the economy stabilizes, Latinos will fight through these challenges and will help chart a prosperous course forward.

When we were first planning this conference for earlier in 2020, unemployment was low, and the economic landscape was vastly different. But with Latino families determinedly powering through a pandemic and challenging job market, a lot has changed. So, we have recast this into a virtual conference to bring together stakeholders and address the challenges that our community is confronting and discuss the path forward to prosperity. This conference brings to the forefront urgent issues that affect Latinos and all Georgians, and our hope is that this fruitful discussion generates ideas and solutions that will continue to lift our community and the entire state.

Speaker
- PROGRAM

WELCOME

Mariela Romero, Regional Community Empowerment Director for Atlanta, Raleigh and Philadelphia, Univision Communications
Santiago Márquez, CEO, Latin American Association
Gabriel Vaca, Interim President and CEO, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

OPENING REMARKS
Gov. Brian P. Kemp, Governor of Georgia

PANEL 1: PLENARY PANEL
How the Pandemic and the Economic Crisis Are Impacting Georgia’s Latino Community
Moderated by Ivan Shammas, General Manager, Telemundo Atlanta
Dr. Audrey Arona, CEO and District Health Director, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments
Chris Clark, President and CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Jason Esteves, Chair, Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education
Cynthia Román-Hernández, Managing Director, Family Stabilization & Well-Being Department, LAA

PANEL 2: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PANEL
How 2020 Is Changing Georgia’s Workforce
Moderated by Kevin Greiner, President and CEO, Gas South
Joe Dan Banker, Deputy Commissioner for Technical Education and Workforce Development, Technical College System of Georgia
Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst, Economic Mobility, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Mónica Cucalón, Managing Director, Economic Empowerment, LAA
Adam Forrand, Vice President, Education, Talent and Leadership Development, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Rob LeBeau, Director, WorkSource Atlanta Regional, Atlanta Regional Commission

PANEL 3: ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL
How Latino Entrepreneurs Are Surviving
Moderated by Albert Assad, Founder and Managing Partner, Atlantic Consulting Solutions, LLC
Daniel Acosta, CEO and Founder, Quickly Media
Tania Allen, President and CEO, ItGresa Consulting Group, Inc.
Clara Richardson-Olguin, CEO, CIC Floors

ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS WITH GEORGIA’S SENATE CANDIDATES
Mariela Romero of Univision 34 Atlanta talks one-on-one with Georgia’s Senatorial candidates who made themselves available
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
Jon Ossoff, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate
Rev. Raphael Warnock, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

KEYNOTE AND CLOSING
Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS
Introduced by Willie Rivero, Vice President of Automotive Fleet Maintenance and Engineering, U.S. Operations, UPS

- BIOS
Adam Forrant
Adam Forrant

Vice President, Education, Talent and Leadership Development
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Albert Assad
Albert Assad

Founder and Managing Partner
Atlantic Consulting Solutions, LLC

Alex Camardelle
Alex Camardelle

Senior Policy Analyst Economic Mobility
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

Brian Kemp
Gov. Brian P. Kemp

Governor of Georgia

Chris Clark
Chris Clark

President and CEO
Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Clara Richardson
Clara Richardson-Olguin

CEO
CIC Floors

Cynthia Roman
Cynthia Román-Hernández, Ph.D.

Managing Director Family Stabilization & Well-Being
LAA

Daniel Acosta
Daniel Acosta

CEO and Founder
Quickly Media

Doug Collins
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

Dr. Audrey Arona
Dr. Audrey Arona

CEO and District Health Director, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments

Gabriel Vaca
Gabriel Vaca

Interim President and CEO
GHCC

Ivan Shammas
Ivan Shammas

General Manager
Telemundo Atlanta

Jason Esteves
Jason Esteves

Chair
Board of Education
Atlanta Public Schools

Joe Banker
Joe Dan Banker

Deputy Commissioner for Technical Education and Workforce Development
Technical College System of Georgia

Jon Ossoff
Jon Ossoff

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

Juan Perez
Juan Perez

Chief Information and Engineering Officer
UPS

Kevin Greiner
Kevin Greiner

President and CEO
Gas South

Mariela Romero
Mariela Romero

Regional Community Empowerment
Director for Atlanta, Raleigh and Philadelphia
Univision Communications

Monica Cucalon
Mónica Cucalón

Managing Director Economic Empowerment
LAA

Reverend Raphael Warnock
Rev. Raphael Warnock

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

Robert Lebeau
Rob LeBeau

Director, WorkSource Atlanta Regional
Atlanta Regional Commission

Santiago Marquez
Santiago Marquez

CEO
Latin American Association

Tania Allen
Tania Allen

President and CEO
ItGresa Consulting Group, Inc.

Willie Rivero
Willie Rivero

Vice President of Automotive Fleet Maintenance and Engineering,
U.S. Operations
UPS

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ABOUT THE LATIN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
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The mission of the Latin American Association (LAA) is to empower Latinos to adapt, integrate, and thrive.
The LAA achieves its mission through five focus areas: Youth Education, Economic Empowerment, Immigration, Family Well-Being, and Culture & Engagement.
Each focus area includes direct services, large-scale events, and advocacy to realize significant community impact and affect systems-level change. The LAA services over 40,000 individuals each year through direct services and events and impacts tens of thousands more through advocacy.

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ABOUT THE GEORGIA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Established in 1984, the GHCC’s primary focus is on business formation, business growth, and civic and leadership development and engagement. It serves entrepreneurs and business owners through consultations, workshops and seminars and partners with organizations such as the Small Business Development Center to bring quality programming to the Hispanic business community. With over 1,000 members, the GHCC is one of the largest Hispanic Chambers in the United States.

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