Pedro Celis


Pedro Celis is a father, husband, entrepreneur, and engineer who has focused his career on being a problem solver, bringing people together to find solutions. He is a retired Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Corporation and holds over 30 patents. He has been named one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine.

Born in Mexico, he left his native country with only with one bag of clothes and a box of books to pursue his education. He got a Ph.D. in computer science and started his path to accomplish the American Dream. He became a U.S. citizen. Pedro helped build up technology companies, created jobs, and designed products that revolutionized businesses around the world. Pedro and his wife Laura have four children.

Opponent: Suzan Delbene