President & CEO

Carlos Martinez

Carlos Martinez serves as President and CEO of the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. Mr. Martinez has been associated with the organization since its founding in 1972, and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 1974. Under his leadership the organization has uniquely blended social service needs with sound business practices, and the organization has prospered from a single service office to a multi-corporate structure encompassing seven separate sub-corporations. The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program serves thousands of veterans every year through a variety of social services, and it also offers housing for the elderly through its three housing complexes, creates jobs for disabled individuals through its wholly-owned Veterans Enterprises of Texas (VETS) Box Manufacturing, and Work Center.

Board of Directors

The American GI Forum – National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) Board of Directors volunteer their time, talent and leadership to guide the NVOP to positive outcomes for the community we serve. This outstanding group of individuals determine the strategy for the future and ensures governance of the organization.


Mr. Rito Ceasar Ruiz

Vice Chair

Mr. Angel Zuniga


Mr. Jesse R. Diaz


Mr. Sergio M. Gonzalez, J.D.

Board Members

Ms. Thelma Gonzalez

Mr. John L. Martinez

Mr. Albert Gonzales

Mr. Father Richard Pena

Ms. Jennie MacNaughton

Mr. Juan Mireles

Mr. Jesse Aguilera

Mr. Carlos Martinez (non-voting)


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