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Mission and Vision

It is our commitment to keep our roots alive by uniting all who value and respect this wonderful culture. YOU are officially invited to experience unforgettable moments in honor of one of the happiest countries of the world.

Mission: To strengthen a diverse and inclusive community that supports Colombian and Latin American heritage while expanding awareness of its culture in the Midwest.

Vision: The Colombian Cultural Association will be a foundational pillar in the community by providing guidance, fostering relationships, preserving heritage and integrating the contributions of a growing Latin population.

Board of Directors

Orlando Gutierrez

Orlando was born and raised in Bogotá and has lived in Kansas City since 1990. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baker University. Aside from being the President of the Colombian Cultural Association since 2014, Orlando is an executive at a software company in Kansas City and serves on the executive Board of Directors for Rediscover, a mental health organization that offers a full spectrum of programs and services for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness or substance abuse. Orlando has a passion for learning, culture, and for sharing about his native Colombia and enjoys cheering for the Colombian and US soccer teams.

Gustavo Restrepo

Gustavo Restrepo was born and raised in Manizales Colombia, where he studied Business Administration at Nuestra Senora Del Rosario. He moved to Kansas City 18 years ago and works as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams and as a Health Care Interpreter at Truman Medical Center. Gustavo has been the Vice-president of the Colombian Cultural Association since 2014 and his biggest motivation is to promote all the amazing things from his beautiful Colombia.

Alberto Piedrahita

Alberto was born in Cali Colombia. Born into a family of musicians; he plays the guitar since he was 8 years old. He worked at Goodyear for 20 years as chemistry technician and moved to Kansas City on 2004. After 4 years working with H&R block he decided to open an Accounting and Tax service business located in Independence, MO. Alberto is married with two sons. His motivation is to promote the culture and traditions of Colombia. He has been participating in many cultural events representing his country.

Paula De Zeeuw

Paula is a professional in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her background includes working for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., and EDZ Systems, one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Kansas City. Passionate in Data Analysis, Cybersecurity and the Financial Market.

Sandra Ozuna

Sandra is a professional in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management.  She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has been the Marketing Director of the CCA since 2014 and also served as the Treasurer from 2014 to 2018.  Sandra moved to Kansas City from Bogotá in 2000 and is currently working in the International Division of Andrews McMeel Universal managing sales for Latin America.  Sharing the culture and traditions of Colombia is very important to her and she truly believes that the most valuable asset Colombia has, is its people. 

Shawn Delgado

Shawn is the Business Organizer and Representative of the International Union Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) which represent more than 160,000 workers in the United States and Canada. As the secretary of the CORE Committee (Community Organizing for Real Economics) and the International Latino Committee. He works with Leaders in the community to bring new opportunities for workers in the Kansas City area and another 35 Districts within United States and Canada. He wants to help the community to embrace diversity and explore new ideas to support and promote the Latin-American Culture in the Midwest.

Orgullosos ganadores de:

Premio Jessi F. Flores al negocio Hispano del Año 2018

This is what we do

The Colombian Cultural Association strives to become the frontrunners and ambassadors representing and celebrating Colombian Culture throughout the Midwest by:

Maintaining and enriching

The cultural values of Colombians residing in the U.S Representing Colombia in a variety of ethnic enrichment activities.


Others about the unique attributes of Colombian culture.


Cultural and recreational activities for newcomers and established Colombians as well as the community at large.


The needs of the Colombian Community.


Colombian talents through the Palenque awards.


Colombians with assimilation into American culture.


And maximizing collaborative relationships with other ethnic associations.


Higher education scholarships to deserving Colombian students.

Kansas City

Phone: 816-729-9591
Email: contacto@ccamokan.org