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Kevin Lares

President of the Board


Originally from Venezuela, Kevin moved to the United States to study Business Administration at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He is the owner of MFC Remodels, Inc., a company dedicated to remodeling chain Restaurants as well as residential work. In 2013 he started to work for National Custom, as Sr. Project Manager. Currently MFC and NCI have a partnership that offers plenty of contracts to the Hispanic community, and continues to remodel countless franchise businesses projects nationwide.

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Mauricio Guzman

Vice President of the Board


Mauricio Guzman earned his degree on Information Technology in his native Colombia. In 2001 he moved to Atlanta and began a successful career in the construction industry. His commitment to excellence has paved the road to impressive growth within the residential and commercial market sectors. Mauricio has been an active member of the association for several years both sponsoring and participating in a variety of events. He understands the needs of the industry since he has experienced all the ups and downs growing his company. When he started Cronos Contractors 12 years ago, his coverage area was relatively narrow, however he has expanded to cover the entire state of Georgia.

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Janyra Perez

Board Member


Janyra Perez is Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Fulcro Insurance, a risk management, surety, and insurance agency founded in 1981 and with offices in Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico. Perez holds a postgraduate diploma in Risk Management and Insurance from St. John’s University in New York, a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology both from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She holds the ‘Certified Insurance Service Representative’ Elite Designation and has taken specialized courses in Surety from the National Association of Surety and Bond Producers. Mrs. Perez is originally from Puerto Rico and has been a member of Fulcro Insurance since 2007.

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Javier Gonzalez

Board Member


Javier Gonzalez is an International business attorney with broad experience involving cross-border corporate, M&A transactions and international commercial agreements across Latin America, North America, Europe and the Middle East. He currently works at Drew, America, Eckl & Farnham North America, as a Foreign Law Consultant. Javier has vast experience providing counseling services and drafting and negotiating legal documents, advising businesses in identifying and managing risks and liabilities, and providing solutions to strategically prevent internal and external threats.

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David Berdugo

Board Member 


As a commercial lender at Cadence Bank, David Berdugo provides expert guidance and financial tools for commercial and industrial clients in the Great Atlanta area. Utilizing a team of experienced Cadence bankers, David delivers cash flow solutions and treasury management services. 

David came to Cadence Bank with 16 years of experience from Bank OZK, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wachovia Bank.

David served as President Emeritus of Prospanica, an organization that empowers and enables Hispanic MBAs and business professionals to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential. He also served on the Board of Directors for CEPTA.

He has a Master of Science in Finance from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Southern Polytech State University.

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Jefferson Dominguez

Board Member 


Jefferson Dominguez has spent his life using his personal and career experiences to help his clients make their dreams come true by building their houses or business premises.
Jefferson Dominguez, President of Jefferson Construction Company, has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Jeff has been part of every task imaginable in the building process.
Jefferson holds the State License General Contractor, Certified NPDES (Georgia soil water conservation), Certified EPA LEAD RENOVATION, Certified Earth Craft Builder, OSHA Certified, and Award Contractor by Atlanta Magazine “Best Contractor of the Month” a few years ago.

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Wilson Tomala

Board Member (Past-President)


Wilson Tomala is the President of Paul Davis Restoration of North Atlanta, a firm that focuses in all areas of emergency services, reconstruction and renovation of residential and commercial structures. Wilson holds a general contracting license, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University and MS in Management of Technology from NYU. He is a founding member of the GHCA and has held the positions of Vicechair as well as Chairman of the Board.

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Guiomar Obregón

Board Member (Past-President)


Guiomar Obregón, co-founder and CEO of Precision 2000 (P2K), was born in Boston , Mass. and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering at the Colombian School of Engineering in Bogota, she moved to Atlanta, where she completed her MBA and Master of Science in Civil Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and later earned an Executive MS in Finance from Georgia State University. Guiomar is a founding member of the GHCA and served for four years as the first President and Chair of the Board, building upon a legacy of commitment and high-quality standards.

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Denis Lainez

Board Member


Denis Lainez is the owner of ED Granite City, a successful granite company since 2007. Denis and his brothers decided to open their company with the vision of not only growing their business but to contribute to the recognition of Hispanics in the Construction industry. He knows firsthand the challenges small businesses must face and surpass in order to thrive. Denis has been an active member of the Association since 2015 and has brought great value to the organization with innovative ideas, especially in the Membership Committee. ED Granite has grown exponentially due to Denis commitment to excellence.

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