Gonzalo is a bilingual HR Professional currently serving as the SAHRMA Immediate Past President for 2023. He joined SAHRMA in 2017 and quickly became fully immersed in various SAHRMA initiatives and leadership positions, including assisting the HR Symposium Committee in 2018, and serving as the Professional Development Director in 2019-2020. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2017 where he served 27 years as a Senior Religious Affairs Supervisor.
Throughout his military career he served in various HR-related capacities including U.S. Army Recruiting in San Francisco California, U.S. Army Trainer in Hohenfels, Germany, and U.S. Army Equal Opportunity Advisor in Killen Texas. He served 15 years overseas working with business partners in Germany, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, South Korea, Iraq, Egypt, Norway, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Israel where he was responsible for Employee Engagement initiatives, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Succession Planning, Merger & Acquisition Operations, and Training & Development. This exposure to global markets gave him a unique perspective for diversity and inclusion programs, staffing, and organizational effectiveness and design.
Gonzalo holds the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications. He is an OSHA Authorized General Industry Instructor, and his formal education includes a Master of Science in HR Management, a Graduate Certificate in HR Management, and a Bachelor of Science in HR Management.