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NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW María López de León Executive Director

María López De León is the Executive Director and board member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). In May 2012, President Obama nominated Ms. De León to serve on the National Council on the Arts and most recently, Ms. De León was named among the nation’s 2012 Fifty Most Powerful and Influential People in the Nonprofit Arts.

Adriana Gallego Deputy Director

Adriana Gallego is Deputy Director of NALAC and brings with her years of experience as an artist, administrator and educator. Adriana was previously the Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Educational Assistant at the Norton Simon Museum, and Arts Educator throughout Arizona and California.

Frances Guajardo Operations Manager

Frances Guajardo is the Operations Manager of NALAC and has over eighteen years of nonprofit experience working with community based organizations across the state. Ms. Guajardo joined NALAC 3 ½ years ago. She worked closely on the implementation of upgrades to the Buena Vista Gardens building. She studied Nonprofit Management at University of Texas San Antonio. She remains active in volunteering in the San Antonio community.

Rosa María Saldaña-Bayram Marketing & Community Outreach

Rosa Maria Saldaña-Bayram comes to NALAC with twelve years of experience in Hispanic marketing. Rosa Maria has worked for the top advertising and Spanish language radio companies in the U.S. Hispanic market. She has a B.A. in International Relations and M.A. in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Ruth Buentello

Conference Coordinator Ruth Buentello comes to us from San Anto Cultural Arts with a combined 10 years of mural arts and program management experience. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. She is currently an artist and one of the co-founder of Mas Rudas Chicana Art Collective.

Gabriel Magraner

Development & National Conference Intern Gabriel Magraner is currently the National Conference Intern at NALAC and will be a 2013 Fulbright Scholar to Brazil. A recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he majored in Latin American Studies and Spanish and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the music group Calle 13 and Puerto Rican identity.

CONFERENCE GRAPHIC DESIGN

Cover Page- Adriana M. Garcia Program Layout- Alejandro Ramírez Falla and Karla Saldaña / www.cargocollective.com/ampersandstudio

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2012 NALAC Conference Program Booklet  

The 2012 NALAC National Conference: Seizing the Moment NOW! was hosted in Philadelphia on October 17-21, 2012. Learn more about the National...

2012 NALAC Conference Program Booklet  

The 2012 NALAC National Conference: Seizing the Moment NOW! was hosted in Philadelphia on October 17-21, 2012. Learn more about the National...

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