Sedalia business owner Jorge R. Guevara has been named SFCC’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and gave the alumni welcome to prospective graduates at the 2016 commencement.
Guevara and his family founded GUESA USA Investments in 2011. The company has developed two multimillion-dollar projects in Sedalia and one in Florida, acquired multiple properties and employs more than 200 employees in two states.
GUESA USA is an athletic sponsor for SFCC, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) and many local school and sports programs. In 2014 the company awarded $1,500 renewable scholarships to two students to attend Sacred Heart School.
Guevara is a native of Caracas, Venezuela. In 1999 he formed his first company, a mobile DJ service for private parties. In 2002 he graduated from high school and came to Sedalia as a Rotary International exchange student. During 2002-2003 he attended Sacred Heart High School, where he played soccer and baseball. He also volunteered with the Sedalia Ambulance Service, the Sedalia Police Department, the city of Sedalia, and the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department.
Guevara received a Professional Certificate in Practical Nursing in 2005, an Associate of Arts degree in 2006 and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing in 2009 from SFCC. In 2010 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Accounting from UCM. He joined ProEnergy Services in Sedalia, where he worked in sales and recruiting.