Janice M. Gonzalez, Owner & Founderjg WEB                  2000px-US-Senate-UnofficialAltGreatSeal.svg  Former U.S. Senate Staffer

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Career & Professional Leadership Experience:

  • Owner & Founder, EMC Strategy Group, LLC, San Antonio, TX
  • Business & Economic Development Director, El Paso Chamber of Commerce
  • President & CEO, J & E Government Relations Consultants, Washington, DC
  • Public Relations Director, Harlingen Family Dentistry, Harlingen, TX
  • City Secretary, Brownsville, TX
  • Assistant Chief of Staff, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
  • Human Relations Director, Lopez Supermarkets, Brownsville, TX

Owner & Founder Janice M. Gonzalez, a native of Chicago, has lived in numerous areas in North America.  Exposed early to the manufacturing world, Janice lived in and around NAFTA.  Her father served as President of the Maquiladora Association, which opened up unique opportunities for Janice.  At an early age Janice was committed to becoming passionately involved to make a change wherever she could.  She demonstrated this by working on political campaigns at a local, state and national level.  She interned and worked for several manufacturing companies in the United States and Mexico.  Janice served as a Human Resources Director for a family owned grocery chain in the Rio Grande Valley.  She also served as a Public Relations Director for large Dental Company in Cameron County.  Her experience in government and nonprofit is extensive.  Janice served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd in Washington, DC where she worked with key legislative offices in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives.  As a senior aide to Senator Dodd, Janice also worked globally with chief diplomats, executive branch cabinet members, corporate CEOs and lobbyists representing national organizations.  Janice also served as Assistant City Secretary for the City of Brownsville. While with the City of Brownsville, she served on several community committees and boards and worked directly with the City Manager and members of the City Commission.  Janice also served as Business & Economic Development Director for the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.  In that role, she provided leadership to a team of volunteers and professional staff to help strengthen economic conditions in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.  She worked directly with the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Governor’s Office, Department of the Army and Air Force to expand business opportunities for locally owned businesses seeking state, local and federal contracts.  Through her leadership she organized monthly business development training opportunities for members of the chamber of commerce.  Janice has served as a lobbyist in Austin and Washington, DC with an emphasis on nonprofit work and business and economic development assisting chambers of commerce and small business owners.  She previously owned J & E Consultants in Washington, DC and currently serves as the Owner & Founder of EMC Strategy Group, LLC.