Mariela Romero is Chair of the Gault Center’s Board of Directors. She is a multilingual, passionate journalist, writer, producer, and public relations professional with more than 30 years in broadcasting. Before creating her own company, she worked for Univision as regional director of Community Empowerment in Atlanta, Raleigh, and Philadelphia, where she developed content for special programs as the anchor, writer, and producer of the award-winning regional news magazine Conexión Fin de Semana. Mariela also worked for CNN en español radio and Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Mariela was the first Latina to serve as President of the League of Women Voters of Gwinnett County and has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Hispanic Organization Promoting Education, The Boy Scouts of America–Metro Atlanta, The Media Education Foundation of Georgia, Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia, and Corners Outreach. In addition to 27 Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts–Southeast region, Mariela has been inducted into the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Most Influential Latinos Hall of Fame and recognized with the Latin American Association’s Olga C. de Goizueta Award. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she holds a degree in Journalism from Universidad Católica Argentina and a degree in Social Communications from Universidad de Belgrano.
As world-renowned playwright, poet, and intellectual Bertolt Brecht wrote: “Injustice is human, but more humane, the struggle against injustice!” This phrase is a guiding principle in my life, and it is also why I feel so honored to support as board member, the work of The Gault Center.