EO Global Board Spotlight

Article by:
Daniel De la Garza
EO Global

A Special Look at EO’s Influential Leaders

Daniel De la Garza
EO Costa Rica, EO Director
EO leader since 2004

When your entrepreneurial journey is over, how do you want people to remember you?
DD: Professionally, as an environmentally conscious person that lived passionately and influenced others positively. Personally, as a caring father, a grateful son and a loyal soul mate.

What’s been your favorite EO experience so far?
DD: It would be building a home in a single weekend for an elderly woman with 17 children. My two teenage sons and Forum mates worked from dusk to dawn building the house. The satisfaction of providing this woman with a roof and sharing with her and my sons this humbling, moving and gratifying experience, is among my favorite EO experiences.

What are you doing when you’re not leading EO or running your business?
DD: I love to cook for my sons! Also, scuba diving and traveling are my passions, so every time I get the chance I travel with my sons and go scuba diving. My goal before they go to college is to take them on a 12-day, live-aboard experience to Coco’s Island, which is 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica.

Tom hobson

Tom Hobson
EO Cleveland, EO Director
EO leader since 2005

If your entrepreneurial journey was made into a movie, who would play you?
TH: Two words: Matt Damon.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
TH: I wanted to be six-feet tall and a wall of muscle … score!

What’s the greatest value you’ve received so far through EO leadership?"
TH: Leading leaders from all over the world. It’s truly been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!"

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