Sam Zamarripa

CEO, Intent Solutions

Samuel Zamarripa: Entrepreneur, author, and former public official. He is currently the CEO of Intent Solutions, Inc based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also Chairman of Mundo Hispanico Digital Network which is America’s #1 independently owned Spanish-Language Digital Media Company.

His first novel, The Spectacle of Let – the Oliet and Obit was published by Floricanto Press in May 2017, with a companion novel The Spectacle of Let – the Soul of a Miracle, published in April 2018 also by Floricanto Press. His genre is commonly described as speculative fiction or contemporary magical realism.

He has a long history of public services and was the first Hispanic to serve in the Georgia state senate, representing the 36th District in eastern Fulton County, Georgia. Zamarripa served two terms in the state senate of Georgia representing the City of Atlanta, where he served as the secretary of the State Economic Development Committee and a member of the committee on Insurance, Science & Technology, and Transportation.

Zamarripa is a director of Assurance America Corporation and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. In 1998, Zamarripa co-founded United Americas Bank, NA of Atlanta where he served as a Board Member until 2009.

Zamarripa is a Trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland, and a lifetime Trustee of Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. He is the founder of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials and its former chairman. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and is currently a member of the Board of Counselors for The Carter Center of Atlanta.

Zamarripa holds a BA from New College of Florida and a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.