Announcing Our Newest Team Member, Ric Guerrero

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The Garland Chamber of Commerce staff is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Chamber team, Ric Guerrero. Ric joins us as our new Director of Business Retention and will be responsible for driving manufacturers to specialized resources offered through the Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association and working closely with Garland ISD and businesses to develop the future of Garland’s workforce.

Ric recently graduated from DePaul University where he attained a B.A. in Human Resources from a Globalize Perspective. Ric is also a member of several honours societies such as the Golden Key International Honour Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Alpha Sigma Lambda, and the National Society of Leadership and Success.  In early 2018, he was nominated for the Writing Showcase in the School for New Learning Excellence Awards, at DePaul, for a paper on a sensitive but very important issue in the workplace that deals with HR best practices in today’s society; winning in June 2018 the DePaul’s’ Writing Showcase.

Ric has a vast array of knowledge in corporate, vocational, and manufacturing settings.  His most recent working knowledge was attained by partnering with the Dallas County Community Colleges District (DCCCD), through Richland College and at the Garland Campus.  As a Grant Management Coordinator in the Corporate Services unit at the Richland College Garland Campus, Ric was able to attain extensive knowledge on grant management processes and procedures, clients' needs in training and development, as well as building and promoting synergy within all grant partners who reside in the city of Garland, all while working very closely during and after the grants were successfully completed.

Ric spent well over 20 years in a corporate and vocational settings; acquiring knowledge through hands-on training and working closely with Presidents, Vice -Presidents, HR Administrators, and staff in the banking industry and other entities.

Additionally, Ric has experience in manufacturing as he worked in a Steel-Mill in the Northern part of his hometown, Chicago, Illinois, for over 10 years, from which many skills were attained. Skills such as blueprints reading, assembly, welding, working with sheet-metal, while communicating and evolving in a diverse/culturally rich setting, which in his eyes is key to understanding any business.

Ric resides in Dallas and is married to his high school sweetheart. In his spare time, Ric likes to explore painting through acrylics (acrylics on canvas), write poetry, thoughts, short stories about emotions, love, and even Syfy, listen to music, explore deep conversations on philosophy, culture, diversity, current events, the human mind, and spend time with his sweetheart and friends over a good meal.

We invite you to stop by the Chamber office any time to welcome Ric to our team and hope you will find time to be a resource for him as he develops this exciting role.

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