Press ReleaseFebruary 22, 2017

Job Creators Network Announces the Creation of New National Coalition Boards

Board members of the Young Entrepreneurs Coalition, National Hispanic Coalition, and National Womens Coalition have been selected

Atlanta—Today, the Job Creators Network announces the members of three new national coalition boards, which include the Young Entrepreneurs Coalition, the National Hispanic Coalition, and the National Women’s Coalition. Through the concerted efforts of these niche small business advocacy structures, the Job Creators Network will be able to more effectively fight for small enterprise entrepreneurs.

The Young Entrepreneurs Coalition focuses on harnessing the power of young entrepreneurs to fight against intrusive government policies that affect the viability and job creation potential of small businesses. The board members are below:

Gabrielle Jackson Bosche
Founder and CEO of The Millennial Solution

Gordon Marisa Costa
Director of NEXT at Protravel International & Tzell Travel

Justin Dent
Executive Director of GenFKD

Stephen DeMaura
Partner at New Troy Strategies

The National Hispanic Coalition represents the interests of Hispanic small business owners across the United States. They make up a sizable portion of American small enterprises, and account for 86 percent of small business growth between 2007 and 2012. The board members are below:

Allen Gutierrez
Executive Director of the Latino Coalition

Julio Fuentes
Executive Director of Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Carlos Gazitua
CEO of Sergio’s Restaurants

Frank Garcia
Chairman of the National Association of State Latino Chambers of Commerce

Libby Szabo
Chairwoman of Colorado’s Jefferson County Board of Commissioners

The National Women’s Coalition focuses on amplifying the voice of women entrepreneurs in an effort to combat the challenges facing the small business community. The board members are below:

Heidi Ganahl
Regent of the University of Colorado & CEO of Moms Fight Back

Carly Fiorina
Former 2016 Presidential Candidate and CEO of Hewlett Packard

Dawn Sweeney
President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association

Sabrina Leigh Schaeffer
Executive Director of the Independent Women’s Forum

Joy Lutes
Vice President of External Affairs for the National Association of Women Business Owners

Debbie Brown
CEO of Amplify Strategies

Sarah Lyle
President of Common Ground Alliance

Melanie Brandt
Executive Director for the Association for Corporate Growth   

“These coalitions will allow the Job Creators Network to more effectively amplify the voice of these specific small business interest groups,” said Alfredo Ortiz, the President and CEO of the Job Creators Network. “By working together, we can hold politicians accountable for the policies that affect the biggest job creators in the country—small businesses.”