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With a Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting from the Autonomous University of Campeche, Mexico, a Master's in Economics and International Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, and over 20 years of international work experience in Mexico, Spain and the United States, Guillermo's knowledge of and experience in the field of business has helped him find success as Executive Director of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2018 he launched an initiative that focuses on economic development for the Latinx business owners in West Michigan. He also recently launched another initiative that focuses on workforce development and talent acquisition with the goal to develop a pipeline that connect Latinx college students and local employers.
Guillermo currently sits on the Economic Development Corporation and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board for the City of Grand Rapids, the Workforce Development Advisory Board for Talent 2025, the Advisory Board for To College Through College from the City of Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Racial Equity Initiative for the City of Grand Rapids, the Economic Club of Grand Rapids Board of Directors, the Diversity Council for Varnum Law, and the Girls Scout of Michigan Shore to Shore Board among other boards and committees.
Guillermo finds inspiration in working with minority business owners and hopefuls and is passionate about seeing positive growth within the Hispanic community of West Michigan.