Director of Trade and Business
President CEO of Hispanic Entrepreneurs of Houston
Adriana Gonzalez is the current President / CEO of Hispanic Entrepreneurs of Houston, a non-profit rganization focused on education and growth of Hispanic businesses,
has been a partner of the same for the past 16 years and on this position for the last seven (7). Its mission at the Chamber is to promote and support the development of companies, affiliates, as well as educate, represent and defend the rights of members through the organization.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, moved to the United States in May 1980 and since then, together with his family, has been based in Spring, TX. Married 30 years ago with Mario Gonzalez and their son, Martin Gonzalez graduated of John Brown University in International Business as a Major and minors in Spanish, Finance and Accounting.
Her experience is in the hospitality and restaurant industry with a degree on Hospitality Certified Purchasing Agent (HCPA), but her passion is to be an entrepreneur and
help others to become independent entrepreneurs.
In 2000, Adriana and her husband initiated a traffic control business, One Way Striping and Signs, LLC. The company gets contracts from General Contractors, and Asphalt companies, also working with landscaping engineers to beautify and improve existing and new traffic signaling at different colonies. When the company started 17 years ago, they made the installation of products in a small automobile with one employee. Currently, the company not only install the product, but also manufactures the product, have 12 employees, machinery and offers other services like striping and grew its customer base by 150%.
Adriana has also collaborated and actively participated in several non-profit
organizations. It is one of the founders of "Nick's Team," organization that raises funds for the Cancer Research Center at Texas Children's Hospital - She and her husband are leading the Ministry of Outreach at Grace Latino Church, The Woodlands, where Adriana and her husband heads 7 ministries, the Events Committee and in charge of collecting non-perishable food , offer seminars health awareness, guide for grants and scholarships, immigration workshops, business seminars and similar events that bring support and guidance to the Hispanic community.