Gazitua Chairs Future40 Awards with Ogiesoba & Castaneda on the Board

Gazitua Chairs Future40 Awards with Ogiesoba & Castaneda on the Board

Maverick PAC has opened up nominations for the Future40 Awards. MAVPAC, the premier national network for conservative young business professionals, opened up the annual award earlier this month. It recognizes conservative young professionals from around the country who embody the next generation in leadership for both the public and the private sectors.

The nomination window will be open until June 10th. Nominees should be accomplished, conservative young professionals under the age of 40 (as of 6.1.2022). They must not be current members of the MavPAC Chapter Leader, on the Board of Directors, or have won the award previously.

Recent Future40 recipients include well-known conservative leaders like Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY – 21), Congressman Dan Crenshaw (TX – 02), and Senator Tom Cotton (AR).

2022 honorees will be announced prior to MAVCON this July in Tampa, where they will be formally recognized.

Nominations for Future 40 are now open. Submit your nominee today!

The Future40 Selection Committee

Luis Gazitua has chaired the selection for 3 years now. This time, he’s joined by Kelly Ogeisoba as Vice-Chair and Anton Castenada as Special Advisor.

Vice-Chair Kelly Ogiesoba a recent Harvard MBA graduate is currently working as a venture capitalist in South Florida. He is responsible for researching, screening, and evaluating potential venture capital investments in the energy, infrastructure, decarbonization, or cyber security sectors for NextEra Energy Ventures & Investments. His past experience includes Boston Consulting Group, where he primarily worked on pricing and growth strategy for large, multinational, billion-dollar businesses within the industrial goods sector, along with internships at Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Cisco Systems, and Eaton Corporation.

Special Advisor Anton Castenada is a political strategist and blockchain enthusiast from San Diego, California, now based in Charleston, South Carolina. He’s served in various roles for Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX-23). Castenada founded Mountaintop Advisors to work with the people, policies, and causes that will deliver greater opportunity for all. Anton has a master’s in political management and has advised candidates running for every level of government in 20 states across the country. He works with several non-profits and Super PACs, overseeing tens of millions of dollars, to advance the cause of liberty and expand opportunity

Rounding out the committee is a nationwide selection of talented MAVPAC members including

  • Dominic Chan – San Francisco
  • Cali Franks – Dallas
  • Christopher Malagisi – Washington, D.C.
  • Melissa Marovich – New York City
  • Regan Olson – Dallas
  • Brittany Parks – Orlando
  • Tyler Payne – St. Petersburg
  • Teddy Tanzer – Washington, D.C.

About MavPAC

MavPAC’s mission is to elect business-oriented candidates for Congress. Members democratically nominate and vote on which candidates the PAC supports. The goal is to develop MavPAC members into the next generation of leading conservative donors, operatives, and candidates. MavPAC prides itself on running a lean operation and members have bundled over 2 million dollars to federal campaigns.

For over 15 years, MavPAC members have been successful in varying levels of government and business. MavPAC alumni who’ve held or currently hold office include Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Ron DeSantis, Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Mike Gallagher (WI-8), Mike Waltz (FL-6), French Hill (AR-2) and former Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26).

About Gazitua Letelier

Gazitua Letelier is a Miami Government Relations and Miami Lobbying firm serving elected officials, businesses, international clients, technology organizations, and trade associations. Miami-Dade lobbying, advocacy, and Miami-Dade Bid Protest are our largest service areas, covering Miami, Miami Dade, and her municipalities.

Disclaimer: The 2022 Future40 is paid for and presented by Mavericks, Inc., a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. All funds solicited in association with the 2022 Future40 are by Mavericks, Inc.

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Luis is an experienced procurement lawyer and Miami lobbyist serving elected officials, businesses, international clients, and trade associations. He regularly appears before local and state government in order to advance complex objectives for clients against competing interests. He has weathered various competitive processes in Florida including Home Rule Charter Amendments, Recalls, Local, State and Federal campaigns.