Frank D. Gomez
A former Senior American diplomat and corporate executive, with expertise in Hispanic affairs, media relations, internal communications, strategic communications, speech writing and speech training, event management and other areas.
He brings to Latin Insights a strong background in management of Hispanic issues and the development of domestic and international media communications and strategies.
He ended his diplomatic career as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of Public Affairs, overseeing Opinion Analysis & Research, the Office of the Historian, publications, and State & Local government liaison. He spoke on foreign policy and coordinated, White House media for Presidential trips, state visits and summit meetings. As a consultant, he focused on trade/investment promotion and the Hispanic market. He advised a Latin American presidential candidate and served clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe. He planned and executed the media strategy for President Corazon Aquino's U.S. visit.
At Philip Morris Companies/Altria, he directed External Affairs, managing ties with civic, political and professional groups, and then Media Relations, focusing on federal and state litigation, regulation and legislation. He developed dissemination systems to reach foreign, Hispanic, media and other media. He also directed the Executive Outreach program and speechwriting.
He is the former board president of the Pan American Development Foundation, and the Hispanic Council on International Relations, and is a former board member of World Affairs Councils of America and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He helped found the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the National Hispanic Corporate Council, among other groups.
Hispanic Business Magazine named him a most influential Hispanic, and he has been honored by national Hispanic organizations. He published "Hispanic Presence in the United States", has authored many articles, and is a frequent speaker. In 2004 he received Columbia's "Order of Grand Official". He is a former adjunct professor of international relations and of translation at New York University. Mr. Gomez speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese, and studied at the University of Washington, Princeton University, George Washington University, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and New York University.