Guillermo Hansen, of Kissimmee, has published the El Osceola Star newspaper since 1992 and has been member of the Osceola Tourist Development Council since 2000. He has served on the board of directors for the Osceola Center for the Arts, Casa de Mexico and the Osceola County Council on Aging.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and founded the Minority Business Council and the Hispanic Business Council for the organization. Additionally, he has served as committee chair for the Osceola County Sheriff Gang Reduction Task Force and chairman of the Red Cross of Osceola County. From 1997 to 2000, he served on the board of directors for the Osceola County Habitat for Humanity. Born and raised in Mexico, Hansen attended Croydon Technical College and London Tourism College.
Perez, of Windermere, has been the regional director of Biotronik Inc. since 2010. Previously, he was the country manager for Medtronic Inc. from 2001 to 2010, an executive with Xerox Corporation from 1997 to 2001 and a sales associate with Advanced Meditech International from 1996 to 1997. He has served on the board of directors for the Health Care Center for the Homeless. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Perez received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Valencia’s eight trustees, four of whom are Hispanic, are appointed by the governor to direct the college’s policies. Other members are Bertica Cabrera Morris, Lewis Oliver, III, Maria Grulich Toumazos, Jerry Buchanan, Lori Kifer Johnson and Jo Quittschreiber.