Agustin "Augie" Gastelum
Born in Obregon Sonora, Mexico, Agustin "Augie" Gastelum and his family moved to Mesa, Arizona when he was five. As a twenty-year old, Augie started his first business, importing hand carved stone from Mexico for high-end custom homes. His success in business segued into greater community involvement and he began to serve on the board of directors for multiple non-profit organizations & city wide advisory boards. Augie’s exceptional work as a marketing consultant for municipalities and non-profits did not go unnoticed. In 2015, Augie was hired as the executive director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO). NEDCO is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to catalyzing re-investment in local economies through its work with entrepreneurs and small businesses in low and moderate income areas. Augie continues to work with NEDCO and currently operates his own community and economic development consultant firm, Patchwork Community Inclusion.