Gonzalo de la Melena Jr.
At-Large Director, AMAC Board of Directors
Vice Chair, AMAC Government Affairs Committee
Founder & CEO, Emerging Airport Ventures
Gonzalo A. de la Melena, Jr. is the Founder and CEO of Emerging Airport Ventures, LLC. Emerging Domestic Market Ventures, LLC is a small business investment company that owns and operates Sir Veza’s Taco Garage in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Gonzalo has more than 15 years of experience in global brand management, business development, mergers & acquisitions and Latino marketing gained from working with consumer, retail, and restaurant companies. Before joining The Dial Corporation, he began his career with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, where he held various positions in brand management, international development and general management in the United States, Mexico, South and Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean.
In an advisory role, Gonzalo has served on various boards and committees, including JPMorgan/ Chase Bank of Arizona, Fiesta Bowl, Thunderbird, the School of Global Management, Valley of the Sun United Way, Arizona State University Downtown, Phoenix Community College and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.
Gonzalo is a recipient of the 40 under 40, recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal, and is a graduate of Valley Leadership. He received his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.