Elvira Guzman is a 29-year-old Mexican American woman from Covina, CA. She owns one of the fastest growing PR & Branding companies in Burbank, CA Elvie G PR. For over 9 years Ms. Guzman worked for comedian, actor, radio host and author Steve Harvey. Within these years she had several titles including: Executive Producer, Segment Producer, Stage Manager, Stage Producer, Production Manager, Event Coordinator, Chief Web Developer, Assistant Producer and departed while holding the titles of PR & Branding Director for Steve Harvey, The Steve Harvey Radio Network and The Steve Harvey Suit Collection. She attained these titles while working on projects through Steve Harvey’s production company NuOpp Inc. that had contracts with major networks including: BET, MTV, UPN & WB. Most recently she became the 1st Mexican-American to be featured in a reality show on BET for her clients show Being Terry Kennedy. She was also just featured in Latina Magazine’s September issue and is considered one of “The Future 15 Latino Entrepreneurs”.
She graduated from Gladstone High School with a 4.2 GPA and, at the age of 21, went on to graduate from USC with honors, receiving a degree in Political Science with a degree in Law & Society. She started Elvie G PR at the age of 23 and was named the fastest growing PR Firm in Hollywood by Sister 2 Sister Magazine and Urban Influence Magazine, after grossing over $300,000 in the first year. She started her second company – Dot Connect Corp, a branding company – at the age of 24. She’s lived in New York, Atlanta and eventually went back to Hollywood, CA to open Elvie G PR.
What most people do not know is that she did all of this while having both parents incarcerated during the most important time in her life. Her parents went to jail when she was a freshman in high school and they weren’t released until a few weeks before her USC graduation. Her story is one of willpower and determination.