Mary Ann Gomez
Mary Ann Gomez
Executive Director, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)
Mary Ann Gomez joined the Congressional Hispanic Institute (CHLI) as its Executive Director in 2011. Prior to joining CHLI, she was the Executive Director of the National Association of Hispanic Publications. She is former corporate marketing manager with Coors Brewing Company and McDonald's Corporation. She managed multi-million advertising and marketing campaigns, collaborated with advertising and public relations firms as well as multi-lingual broadcast, print and outdoor media to executive local, regional and national promotions. She represented the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) as a National Alliance Development Consultant and managed business development and multi-cultural projects for small and mid-size public relations agencies and also national ones, such as Fleishman-Hilliard.
She has taught business, marketing and public speaking at the University of Phoenix and Heald College. She also conducted workshops for small business owners on marketing, public speaking tips for women, networking and Hispanic marketing.
Gomez is a board member of the University of the Pacific's Alumni Association. She is also a former President of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and of the Astronaut Jose M. Hernandez Reaching for the Stars Foundation. Mary Ann earned a B.A. in Communications at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and an M.B.A. at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.Gomez strongly believes that diverse points of view create exponentially better results for all and it is with that passion and commitment she prepares and promotes Hispanic College students to be global leaders at CHLI.