Principal & Founder
The Mirsonia Group is led by George Laws Garcia. With over 18 years of experience in public policy and intergovernmental affairs, George has worked for and advised Governors, Members of Congress, Federal Agencies and National Non-Profit Organizations on a broad range of issues, strategies and programs. George’s areas expertise include: Economic Development, Taxes, Public Finance, Justice, Law Enforcement, Homeland & National Security, Military, Veterans, International Affairs, Air & Maritime Transportation, Technology & Telecommunications, Education, and Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction. George currently serves as the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Statehood Council.
During his career in public service George was the Interim Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), the Washington D.C. office of the Governor of Puerto Rico. In this role he oversaw the agency and lead its federal policy and advocacy efforts before the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. government. He previously served in the U.S. Department of Commerce working with Members of Congress as well as state and local elected officials to promote the growth of minority businesses and minority entrepreneurship. Prior to that, he worked as policy advisor to Congressman Pedro Pierluisi in the U.S. House of Representatives, and before that as legislative advisor to former Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Luis Fortuño.
George began his career in Washington, DC working with various Latino non-profit advocacy and community service organizations in both a professional and volunteer role. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and holds an Masters degree from American University’s School of International Service. He is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Martin Rivera serves as a Senior Advisor for the Mirsonia Group and Director of Advocacy for the Puerto Rico Statehood Council. Previously, Martin served as Senior Policy Counsel for the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) where he oversaw policy initiatives to close the digital divide and provide broadband resources to under-served communities.
Martin's experience in public service includes having been the Director of Government Affairs of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) where he led the federal and local legislative priorities and agenda before policymakers, industry representatives, community leaders, and other stakeholders. He also served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Darren Soto in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, where he oversaw a variety of issues including immigration, health care, and the environment.
Throughout his career Martin has strived to advance policies that would protect fundamental rights and provide essential services to communities in need. From helping disaster victims to working to close the digital divide. Martin is dedicated to ensuring that the historically marginalized communities have the resources and opportunities they deserve to develop to their full potential. Martin is a member of the Florida Bar. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Florida Coastal School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Martin is originally from Juncos, Puerto Rico.