Currently Senior Vice-president of the Puerto Rico Community Foundation (PRCF). She has been in the Institution for the past 17 years. She holds a BA in Communications with a major in Advertising from the University of the Sacred Heart and an Executive MBA from Interamerican University, both in Puerto Rico. She’s also a Licensed Public Relations Professional and holds a certificate from the School of Bank Marketing and Management. She has led the Development, Communications, Donor Services teams. She also holds the responsibility of leading PRCF’s strategic plan design, its monitoring and the design and execution of other strategic initiatives.
Under her leadership the Foundation has been able to increase its philanthropic assets by more than $24 million, more than $13 million has been raised since September 2017, after the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and María. She became instrumental in positioning PRCF with US funders as a reliable philanthropic partner to collaborate with the most vulnerable communities in the Island.
Prior to joining PRCF, she held several positions in Puerto Rico’s advertising industry that ranged from Media Buyer, Senior Media Planner, Account Supervisor and Strategic Planning Director for Procter & Gamble brands and other local and international brands. She also worked in the banking industry, holding positions as Marketing Manager and Assistant Vice-president of Private Banking.
In 2009 Mary Ann was recognized by the Caribbean Business, a weekly business newspaper, among Puerto Rico’s Top Executive Women. She enjoys writing poems and reading, and above all, spending time with family – husband Gilberto and daughter Ana María. She believes in working hard and persisting in whatever endeavor you put your heart and mind into, and uses several guiding principles to do it: self-motivation, self-drive, self-taught and self-guide.