Cesar Perez completed his undergraduate studies in Accounting and Finance at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, a Master in Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Counseling from the Texas A&M University at Commerce, Texas. Mr. Perez has experience in the auditing field as well as top business level based on his…

Evelyn De La Garza has been serving in the Pleasant Grove community since 2014. Evelyn is the first generation in her family to attend a University and currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Dallas. She began volunteering at community events through her local church and in 2019, she…

Imelda Aguirre, Programs & Services Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association, Dallas & Northeast Chapter Imelda Aguirre obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Education at the University of Texas at Dallas. Imelda has worked with non-profits for over ten years and provides health resources and information to under-served communities. She has served on…

Experienced Human Resources Executive with management expertise in manufacturing, health care and telecommunications industries. Over 40 years of experience which includes all areas of Human Resource Management, Production Management, Minority Business Development and Workforce Diversity Programs including Strategic Planning and Leadership Development at the Senior Vice President level.

Juan P Marquez has spent over a decade in the Real Estate and Financial industry, with a concentration in mortgage Default Servicing. He started his financial career as a teller for a local bank in his home state CT, from there he went on to work with several large companies like Wells Fargo, GMAC Mortgage,…

Yolie Molina has worked in the banking and financial industry for over 25 years, Currently with LiftFund for over 5 years, As a Loan Officer, Market Manager and Sr. Business Development Officer. Previously she worked for CHASE, Bank of America, BBVA and other Financial Institutions. Some of her achievements and awards include: Branch Manager of…

Erma is a Senior Coordinator for the City of Dallas Economic Development Office, where she is responsible for the contract management of the City’s Business Revolving Loan Programs which have provided approximately 202 business loans totaling an estimated $20,270,565.00 in capital for Dallas business owners. These loans have been used to leverage an estimated $42,439,502…

Luis A. Ramirez brings a wealth of proven lending and analytical skills, as well as a passion to assist in urban economic development. Prior to starting Ramirez Business Consulting, Mr. Ramirez was Vice-President of Large Loans DFW, for Liftfund Inc. a Non-Profit commercial lending institution as well as a Commercial Loan Officer for Southern Dallas…

Javier E. Olguín holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a Master of Science in Inter-disciplinary Studies from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Olguín has twenty years of higher education experience…

Mr. Ralph Castro, past president (2007-2009) and founder of the Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was born and raised in Pleasant Grove when it was predominantly a white community. Today, the southeastern area of Dallas has boomed, and its population is more than 50 percent Hispanic. Mr. Castro’s paint and body shop, along with a…