Anthony Veliz is the founder and owner of IZO Public Relations & Marketing, a multicultural agency specializing in the Latino community. IZO recently launched STORI jobs, a Digital Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Platform targeting diverse college/university students and Millennials.
Anthony has consulted with many public and private sector organizations on issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and recruitment. His expertise on the growing Latino community of Oregon is unmatched.
The son of farmworkers, Anthony has always had a passion for the community of Woodburn, where he lives and works. Anthony has earned the trust of the community as the first Latino ever elected to the Woodburn School District School Board and only the second Latino elected to serve on the city council for the City of Woodburn. He recently helped secure $1,000,000 through the Oregon Lottery for a new community center.
His work experience as the former U.S. Community Relations Manager for the Beaverton-based giant NIKE to Director of Parent & Community Relations for the Woodburn School District gives him a unique perspective on the Latino community at both the national and local levels.
Anthony has a passion for public service. He has been involved with the community at the local, state, and national level for over 30 plus years. Anthony currently serves on the following boards:
• State Board of Education – 5th Congressional District
• Oregon Youth Authority State Advisory Committee
• Woodburn Downtown Association – President
Anthony earned a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Portland State University in Portland, OR.