Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez

Director of Development

World Radio Network, Inc. - Inspiracom

Pharr, TX USA

Don't let a label stop you from acquiring your dream. You are only as weak as you let others dictate. Remember the power is within you to conquer your obstacles.


My road in life has taken me all over.
Immigrated to the United States at age 12 knowing no English.
My parents were migrant workers so we moved constantly as I was growing up.
I went to more than 15 different schools during my elementary, middle school, and high school years.
I started a full-time job with a finance company before finishing college.
I got promoted to a branch manager and moved to a new city. Lost my job and had to go on welfare.
I got a job as an insurance agent. Got promoted to Agent manager. Offered a job to come back home with better pay.
The economy crashed, so I went back to school to finish one semester of undergraduate. Got a part-time job with the current organization as I was going to school and selling insurance.
Went back to school to get a Masters in Public Administration and I have been promoted several time with my current organization to my latest promotion to Director of Development.
Keep following my journey


Director of Development

I oversee 12 Christian Radio stations in efforts to look at strategies in improving the stations' fundrasing efforts.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

My day involves taking calls, making calls, answering emails and writing emails. Constant communication with management and staff. Review and evaluate the financial health of the organization and create strategies to improve our efforts.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Education. Get a good education, and you don't have to go far. Start with your local community college and move on up. In everything you do, be it volunteering or working a local food chain, learn and retain the good from management and forget the bad. Always do more than expected and do the extra task at work to be the best you can be. You might think it will go unnoticed, but at its due time, it will be noticed. You will never regret doing more.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Non-profits don't pay. There is no room to grow in a non-profit organization. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant