IN THE LOOP 06/23/2016
ANGEL GARCIA, PRESIDENT EMERITUS
CHICAGO YOUNG REPUBLICANS
Angel has worked on numerous local, state and national campaigns. In addition to his work with the Chicago Young Republicans, Angel also has served as President of The John Marshall Law School Federalist Society and Chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Cook County. Angel has also been a political commentator for NBC Telemundo where he advocated the GOP position against a number of elected Democrats.
Angel has a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and is an MBA candidate. He currently works as an attorney and was a candidate for Cook County Clerk in 2010. Angel is a lifelong Chicago resident.
FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LA CASA NORTE
In 2002, Sol Flores became the founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte, an organization whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. Since opening its doors, La Casa Norte has served more than 25,000 homeless and at-risk individuals from over 60 different zip codes throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The agency is helping to reshape the provider landscape and community by offering a continuum of programs that increase housing stability through a partnership of rich services.
Sol currently serves on the board of directors at the Latino Policy Forum, The Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation and Kuumba Lynx. Flores is an appointed member of the City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals. Some of her awards and activities while leading La Casa Norte include the White House Champion of Change Award, Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, a Chicago Community Trust Emerging Leader Fellow Award, the Chicago Neighborhood Development Leadership Award, the National Hispana Leadership Institute, and the 2013 German Marshall Memorial Fellow representing the U.S.
For more information: www.lacasanorte.org/who-we-are/leadership/
MAZE JACKSON, POLITICAL ANALYST
THE INTELLIGENCE GROUP
Maze Jackson is currently the Executive Director of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, and a partner at Compass Public Affairs, LLC Prior to co-founding Compass Public Affairs, Maze spent the previous 15 years as Founder/President/CEO of Universal MazJac Enterprises, Inc., a full service urban advertising, marketing, and promotions agency. In addition to running his own agency, Maze has also become a noted campaign and political strategist, working on some of the most challenging campaigns, from local to statewide races.
Maze currently serves as: Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Christian Community Health Center, Co-Founder of the Next Generation Leadership Council, President of the Iota Phi Sigma Chapter (The Darkside) of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Board Member of the Turnstone Development Corporation, Board Member of the True Star Foundation, and on-air social media contributor at WVON-AM.
Raised in Bolingbrook, IL, Maze attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a President’s Award Scholar. Maze currently resides in Chicago, where he counts cooking, fantasy football, and Facebook as hobbies.
Maze is a proud father of two, Milan (daughter) and Mazonne II (son).