Robert J. Gonzalez serves as treasurer of the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation, the position he has held since the inception of the foundation in 2001. He has been instrumental in providing leadership allowing the organization to grow while at the same time providing over $25 million in contributions to organizations for the benefit of the citizens of Webb and Zapata counties in west Texas.

A native of San Antonio, Bob graduated from Texas A&M University and, upon receiving his commission in the United States Air Force, was stationed at Laredo Air Force Base.

After being discharged from the service, he began a 36-year career with PepsiCo, Inc. in its Frito-Lay division, working his way up to vice president of supplier diversity on the PepsiCo corporate staff. Under Bob’s leadership, PepsiCo was consistently recognized as one of the outstanding corporations for the development of women- and minority-owned businesses.

Catalyst Award Honoree