Alejandra Garza, Member
Alejandra Garza was appointed to the Chicago Board of Education by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and began serving on January 12, 2018.
Alejandra (Alex) Garza is founder and owner of AGG Consulting, a successful strategic consulting firm that provides services to businesses and non-profits. Dedicated to helping organizations connect with all their stakeholders, Alex has built a distinguished career working in both the corporate and the non-profit world providing her with a unique understanding of how to create and implement successful business and marketing strategies in both sectors.
Alex has been a leader in Chicago’s Latino immigrant community serving in various capacities with Instituto del Progreso Latino (Instituto). During her twenty years serving Instituto, Alex held many key leadership positions on the Instituto Board including Board President, Treasurer, Governance Committee Chair and Interim President & CEO. While under her leadership, Instituto established new strategic direction including launching flagship programs such as Carreras en Salud, and the Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy, as well as strengthening the organization’s brand and impact in the community and nationally.
In addition, Alex also serves on the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s Sustainable Growth Committee, Sinai Health Systems Board, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business’ Civic Scholar Committee and University of Illinois at Chicago, Liberal Arts & Science, Board of Visitors. Ms. Garza has been featured in Latina Style, Hispanic Business Magazine, VOXXI New Media, Diversity Journal and NegociosNow.
Alex received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a certificate in Non-Profit Governance from Harvard’s Business School Executive Program.