Highly accomplished professional with progressive experience within a multibillion-dollar corporation and non-profits. Creative visionary with proven success in multicultural marketing, diplomacy, interpersonal relationship building, implementing 360 multicultural programs, negotiating, boosting market share, directing initiatives from concept to execution, identifying growth opportunities and fundraising. Adept in performing within dynamically changing environments requiring focused decision-making. Exceptional leadership talents relating to team initiatives.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Awarded Golazo and Golazo People’s Choice awards for 2017 Mexican National Team campaign

  • Ad Age recognition as 3rd most recognized 2014 World Cup sponsor for AT&T’s music anthem, Corazon de Campeon, though not a sponsor

  • Billboard Latin Music Conference speaker – Approaching Brands for Your Music Product

  • Winner of AT&T Multicultural Key Contributor Award

  • Led Junior Achievement campaign by doubling goal with a 75% fundraising increase

CORE COMPETENCIES

Strategy, Sponsorships, Business Development, Experiential, Trade Shows, Conferences, Entertainment and Sports Marketing, Talent and Agency Management, Diversity and Inclusion, VIP Events, Hospitality, Creating Emotional Connections, Customer Experience, Project Management, Social Media, Business to Business, Digital Marketing, Public Relations, Video Production, Contract Negotiation, Working in Ambiguous Environments, Hustler, Innovative Problem Solver, Resourceful, Self-Starter, Persuasion, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Sense of Humor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BRIC - New York, NY

Director of Sponsorships 2018 - Present

  • Develop and manage a robust music, contemporary and performing art sponsorship brand portfolio for the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, the non-profit, BRIC to include - American Express, Delta, Hilton, Bud Light, Constellation Brands and more

  • Present and incubate work by music, contemporary and performing artists and media-makers who effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity

  • Produce and activate the renowned 3 month Celebrate Brooklyn music and arts festival in Prospect Park, which has run for 40 years

  • Support sponsorships and activations of fundraising galas, a contemporary art exhibition series, and 2 distinct media initiatives: Brooklyn Free Speech, Brooklyn's Public Access initiative, and BRIC TV, a non- profit community TV channel and digital network

AT&T – Atlanta, GA

Lead Marketing Manager, Diversity Sponsorships 2011 – 2018

  • Designed $8M national multicultural sponsorship strategy and execution

  • Championed multicultural marketing to think beyond inclusion and increase investment throughout C-

    level team, Brand, Marketing and Retail footprint by leading fundraising, interdepartmental team

    collaboration, initiatives, events, trade shows and conferences

  • Led Corazon de Campeon guerrilla campaign that achieved Ad Age recognition for AT&T being 3rd

    most recognized 2014 World Cup sponsor though not a sponsor

  • Executed Latin Music’s Hottest Night 2016 event that trended 2 and 3 on Twitter

  • Negotiated contracts and managed AT&T’s relationships with C-level partners, celebrities to include -

    Mexican National Team, Golden Boy, Top Rank, Mayweather Promotions, Miami Marlins, Vulture Fest, Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, Mana, Pitbull, Romeo Santos, Jesse and Joy, 3BallMTY, Bomba Estereo, Becky G, Belanova, Maluma, Farruko, Nicky Jam, Big Sean, Goldlink, Alvaro Diaz, Mr. Pauer, Jonatán Sánchez, Casa de mi Padre (Pantelion, NALA Films, Televisa, Lionsgate and Gary Sanchez Productions)- Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez, more

  • Hosted Boxing pre-party celebrity events with HBO, Showtime, Golden Boy, Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions

  • Organized and executed annual national DIRECTV Revolution trade shows, Diversity and Employee Resource Group conferences and SXSW trade shows for C-level team

  • National Junior Achievement Marketing lead increasing fundraising by 75%

  • Mentored direct report and agency teams

  • Developed activation plans to authentically connect, grow base and maximize ROI

Senior Marketing Manager, National Merchandising 2005 – 2011

  • Led national merchandising execution and communications

  • Facilitated leadership presentations and communications

  • Collaborated in strategy and implementation

  • Designed curriculum and led training

  • Developed retail marketing merchandising and communications to introduce the first iPhone

  • Launched rebrands, new strategies, interactive planogram and prescriptive SKU

  • Project managed Effie winning videos, photo shoots and commercials - collaborated on content,

    scripts, casts, wardrobes, locations, sets and acted on screen

  • Built relationships via highly visible C-level visits, photos, videos and commercials

  • Planned national conferences’ agenda, locations, décor, catering and entertainment

AT&T – San Antonio, TX

Corporate Trainer 2004 – 2005

  • Regional Training Manager with 10 direct reports

  • Contributed to all aspects of 9-day new hire curriculum development and implementation

  • Facilitated Managing Interpersonal Relationship course, multi-day executive conferences, train the

    trainer programs, and new programs

  • Recipient of the Floating Jack Award for performance excellence

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • Women in Wireless Founding Member

  • Women in Music

  • Women in Film and Television Atlanta

  • Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

  • The Human Rights Campaign

  • The Giving Kitchen

  • Sweetwater 420 Fest

  • We Love BuHi

  • Junior Achievement of Georgia

  • United Way

  • Open Hand Atlanta

  • Georgia Aquarium

  • Employee Resource Groups

    • HACEMOS

    • Women of AT&T

    • Community NETwork

    • LEAGUE

    • Oxygen

    • IDEAL

EDUCATION

Mississippi State University, English Literature