"Bienvenido would not exist were it not for the generosity of our donors. Their presence is imperative to our success and we are greatly indebted to them for their generous contributions and for their desire to contribute to our vision and to the individuals and communities Bienvenido will serve. Our donors are the lifeblood of our organization and without their commitment, our efforts would not be possible."
President & CEO, GARZA MANAGEMENT CORP Sonic Drive-In Franchisee Joel Garza is President and CEO of Garza Management Corp. Garza Management Corp was created in 1997 to manage and oversee the operations of Sonic Drive-In Fast Food Restaurants.
The Corporation started with one Sonic Drive-In location
in the Houston area and has grown to be the largest Sonic Drive-In Franchisee operation in the Houston market with over
40 drive-ins and currently employing close to 1,400 people.
Mr. Garza has served in the Sonic Drive-In Franchise Advisor Committee (FAC) as an advisor in the Profit Committee. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Houston Area Sonic Drive-Ins where he advises on local marketing and budgeting.
In 2015, Mr. Garza joined the Board of Directors of the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston (MIGH). MIGH is a non-profit organization created to provide basic computer literacy courses to the underserved minority population to help develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders in the community and work force. In this capacity, he has advised and served in the Annual Gala for the Institute.
In 2016, Mr. Garza received an award by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC) for “Entrepreneur of the Year”. He was then asked by the HHCC to serve on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Garza has been married to his beautiful wife, Angie, for over 30 years. She is his business partner and Chief Strategy Officer for Garza Management Corp. Together, they have been blessed with three wonderful children Angie, Joel Jr. and Andres, and five gorgeous grandchildren Sophia (8), Gabriela (5), Andres Jr. (5), Ashton (3) and Austin (1). All of their children and son-in-law are also very much involved in the business.
Chaplain, Texas Federation of Republican WomenKelly Aimone is a former staffer to Congressman Henry Bonilla, the first Hispanic Republican elected to Congress from Texas. She now practices transactional law.
As a child, Kelly was exposed to many cultures and learned to appreciate individuality. She is a cheerleader for others, admiring fresh ideas and hard work. Kelly was voted “Friendliest Person in Jackson County, Texas.” She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law Center. Kelly serves as Chaplain of the Texas Federation of Republican Women andShow more Show Less
- Graduated BA Marketing- Univ Texas El Paso 1980, Varsity football, two years
- Currently reside in Dallas, Texas,
- Married to Janet and have one son, Luke, 13 yrs old
- Owner, JLO Properties, LLC, Commercial Real Estate Development
- Co-owner, 44 Farms, Black Angus seedstock operation and beef production.
- Co-owner, Cornerstone Achievement Center, a school for children with special needs
- Founder and chairman, Golf Fore Life, Charity golf event benefiting Thrive Women’s Clinic, Dallas crisis pregnancy center, since 2010.
- Advisory Council of Verified News, alternative news outlet that competes with the AP.
- Co-Founder of Hispanics United for America, super pac that is reaching Hispanic Business owners with conservatism and seeking out, developing conservative Hispanic candidates to run for public office in Texas.
- Enjoy golf and fly fishing, fluent in Spanish
Araceli Villanueva manages the personal and business finances of her entertainment clients. Among her clients are actors, directors, writers, film producers and television series as well as models and singers. She also advises them on important financial decisions and purchases such as properties, cars, monitors their credit reports, credit cards and spending, analyze their finances and implement the financial plans to save them money and also lower their tax bracket.
Araceli has been highly recognized and compensated in the banking industry when she was a Countrywide area manager where she was part of the "Platinum Producers Circle” which is an award given to the most successful producers in the country from 2002 to 2007 for personally closing more than $ 500 million dollars in loans, positioning her in the top 30 area managers of that company in the country. Araceli has also been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who since 2007 (Empowering Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs Around the World).
Araceli has organized the logistics of events to promote films such as Bella (2007) and Cristiada (2012). Over the years Araceli has also done the logistics of fundraising events for nonprofit foundations, she does this by bringing together hispanic leaders in the community as members of the host committee. She has done events from 100 and up to a thousand people per event.
Araceli has over 22 years of experience as real estate investor, and since 2001 she is a licensed real estate agent in Florida. She also has 22 years in the mortgage banking industry where he has been a loan officer, processor, underwriter and bank representative.
Araceli is constantly called by her clients as a "Dream Architect" for her ability to structure proposals to the preferences and needs of her clients along with her counseling, creativity and resources. All this is what keeps her in the industry and continue to build an impeccable reputation that exceeds the expectations of everyone who works with her.
Araceli was an entertainment reporter for 6 years and interviewed most of the most important personalities in Latin music such as: Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Enrique Iglesias, Eduardo Verastegui, Thalia, Paulina Rubio, Lucia Mendez, Chayanne, Juanes, Luis Fonsi , Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Lupita D'alesio, José José, Menudo, Ana Barbará, to name a few but there were many more from Pop, Tropical to Regional Mexicana. Thanks to some personal relationships and financial advice for years with celebrities, Araceli organically started AVL Consultants and other companies dedicated to Celebrity Business Management Services.
One of Araceli's passions is to help those most in need, from doing humanitarian missions in very poor villages, building little houses, repairing roofs, taking toys to children and playing with them. Araceli has done missions in Puebla Mexico, Haiti and Miami. Araceli has also fed those who live on the street in downtown Miami.
In her free time Araceli likes to cook for her friends at home gatherings and also likes to dance salsa and bachata; a passion that keeps her stress-free and jovial for more than 23 years.
Araceli's professional success is undoubtedly her commitment to maintain the professional ethics at the highest levels of excellence. She creates long-term relationships with all those who are involved in their businesses and services she offers because she shows confidence and dedication to her craft making her a "Full Professional". Araceli has a very talented work team that helps her to exceed the expectations of her clients, always taking her to deliver a supreme service as well as always being available to answer the questions of her clients.