Mohawk Announces 1st Graduating Class of Latino Leadership Institute

Dalton, GA, June 15, 2023-In partnership with the Latin American Association and the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development, Mohawk Industries is proud to announce the graduation of the inaugural class of the Dalton/Whitfield Latino Leadership Institute. 

The program was created as an opportunity to develop and empower future Latin American leaders and advocates for the Latin American community in Northwest Georgia. The 2023 class was selected based on their passion for and commitment to their communities. They participated in a series of sessions designed to enhance their leadership capabilities, community knowledge, influence and strategic skillsets.

At the graduation event on June 9, held at the Junior Achievement Discovery Center of Dalton, the 23 participants were recognized for their completion of the program and their commitment to the process and to the betterment of the Northwest Georgia community.

The 2023 Dalton/Whitfield Latino Leadership Institute graduates are Adan Amaro, Norma Barragan, Leticia Casas, Ricardo Castro, Sara Caycho, Maria V. Estrada, Juan Manuel Ferreira Zamora, Luis Flores-Vega, Celina Gomez, Rafael Guzman, Nashely Hernandez, Luis Herrera, Kristhel Marcia, Michelle Martinez, Erika Moreno, Lisleni Pace, Britthany Ponce, Luis Prieto, Kiko Rodriguez, Nubia Ruiz, Sergio Santos, Maria Vazquez and Daniel Villalobos.

The Dalton/Whitfield Latino Leadership Institute is fully funded by Mohawk Industries, with programming built and delivered by the University of Georgia through the support and insight of the Latin American Association. Plans for 2024 are currently underway, and application opportunities will be announced in the fall.

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