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Mónica Gil

Mónica Gil

Southern California Advisory Board Member, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Nielsen

Mónica Gil is Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Nielsen. In this role, she works extensively with news media, elected officials, community leaders and Nielsen’s media, entertainment and consumer businesses.  Mónica also manages Nielsen’s national Hispanic/Latino Strategic Outreach and the company’s education, philanthropy, government and public affairs initiatives.

Prior to joining Nielsen, Mónica served as a senior member of Antonio Villaraigosa’s 2001 Los Angeles mayoral campaign team, and in 2005 was part of his historic and victorious mayoral campaign. She has also served as press secretary for the Speaker of California State Assembly where she conducted media outreach efforts and organized citywide awareness events. Her communications expertise includes a role as Senior Vice President for Greer, Margolis, Mitchell & Burns (GMMB), a public policy, advertising and public relations firm where she developed comprehensive media plans and grassroots coalition building for a wide range of clients.  Mónica was also Director of Public Affairs and Community Outreach for Los Angeles’ Telemundo stations KVEA and KWHY, where she managed philanthropic efforts for Telemundo and served as the principle liaison for community outreach in the Los Angeles area.

Monica was named one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s “100 Influentials” and one of “The Most Powerful and Influential Latinos in Entertainment” by The Imagen Foundation in 2012.  She was also recognized as one of Los Angeles’ “Women Making a Difference” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Mónica is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  She received her Masters Degree in Public Policy from the USC School of Public Administration and she serves on Girls Scouts National Board of Directors and The Getty House Foundation.

HSF has helped immigrant families like mine understand that an education is a right, not a privilege.  Your financial investment in me conveyed that I was worthy of your confidence. It encouraged me to perform, to compete, to know that I belonged at an institution of higher learning and reminded me that I was resilient.

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