Jorge Breton, a native of Colombia, South America, obtained a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in marketing from Georgia State University. He has held a few professional and managerial positions in a career that has spanned a wide range of business endeavors.
After working as a consultant for a few corporations, Breton joined Georgia Tech in 2002. In his current position as director of OHI, he works closely with Hispanic/Latino students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Breton serves as the principal empowerment officer for Georgia Tech’s Hispanics Or Latinos and Allies (HOLA) Employee Resource Group (ERG). His close interaction with students provides him an opportunity to influence future generations of Latino leaders. Breton advises individual students as well as student organizations, serving as advisor to a few student groups. Additionally, he has served on the advisory board of the Georgia Tech Hispanic Alumni Network (GTHAN).
Breton is an active member of several organizations that promote higher education in the Hispanic/Latino community as well as associations that foster the development of Hispanic/Latino professionals and the economic growth of businesses. Professionally, he interacts closely with community leaders and members of several corporate Hispanic ERGs. Breton is a member of the Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta, Prospánica (fomerly NSHMBA), Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, World Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, and Latin America Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, among others.