With 22 years of successful experience in communications, public relations, and the nonprofit sector, Marisol Barrios generates strategic community outreach and advocacy efforts, appealing to target audiences. She creates impact with GRACE, a five-step award-winning strategic process in public relations to transform an organization’s mission.
As the director of communications and marketing for Hillsides, a child welfare agency in Pasadena, Marisol led the nonprofit through its rebranding and centennial celebration. While serving as publisher of Latina Bride, Marisol was recognized as a finalist to the prestigious Hispanic Business Entrepreneur of the Year. Marisol also served as the media coordinator and field representative for former Assemblymember Grace Napolitano. In addition, she worked for Toyota Motor Sales in their Interactive Marketing department under the umbrella of Corporate Marketing.
Marisol earned her accreditation in public relations through Public Relations Society of America, Universal Accreditation Board. She received her master’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles, and her bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University. She is a board member of Print, Interactive, Radio and Television Educational Society, and holds memberships in PRSA, HPRA, and PTA. She is an active member of PRSA Membership Committee and is committed to fulfilling its mission of advancing the profession and the professional.