LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas-based Simmons Group recently hired local teen and Core Academy student Edwin Gonzalez as Accounting Assistant.
Gonzalez is a member of the ROTC program at his high school and has been involved in Core Academy since fifth grade. Core Academy is an in- and out-of-school program that focuses on the development and empowerment of the under-resourced youth in Southern Nevada. Gonzalez got the opportunity to work with Simmons Group after connecting with its Managing Partner and Core Academy board chair, Amy Hunter who’s known him since his initial involvement in Core.
“Working with Simmons Group has taught me what it really takes to run a business,” says Gonzalez, a Las Vegas native who will begin his junior year at Desert Pines High School in the fall.
Gonzalez lives with his mother and four siblings, whom he works to help support. He is an integral part of the Simmons Group team. He performs a variety of duties in his position, such as assisting the accountant with the budget, monthly reconciliations, and client expenses. He also assists the owners, partners, HR consultants and office staff with special projects, such as setting up for on-site training sessions. One of his biggest accomplishments has been helping plan and organize a week long event at World Market Center.
After he graduates high school in 2019, Gonzalez plans to attend college at the Naval Academy and further his career in business using the skills he is developing at Simmons Group. He was recently accepted to study at College of Southern Nevada (CSN), so he will be finishing his high school credits and will begin college credits this fall.
About Simmons Group Nevada
The Simmons Group provides talent management, strategic planning and executive coaching to clients worldwide. As a human resource, training consulting and management firm, the company specializes in being the calm in chaos – Simmons Group is there when clients need them the most. Founded by Ann Simmons Nicholson, the company is committed to helping clients navigate the business world through the Simmons Group’s decades of experience. For more information on Simmons Group, visit www.simmons-group.com.