state arts action network
Guillermina GonzalezGuillermina Gonzalez is a multicultural professional with experience in the United States, Mexico and Europe in her successful career as an executive in both the corporate and the nonprofit sectors. She began her career working for multinational organizations such as ExxonMobil, Mars, Tetra Pak and Olivetti in marketing and sales and has since brought her corporate expertise to the nonprofit sector. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Delaware Arts Alliance, a newly formed and highly active arts advocacy group. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the advocacy organization Voices Without Borders.
Ms. Gonzalez is actively involved in the community and has served on the Delaware State Arts Council, as well as on the boards of Delaware College of Art and Design, Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, Latin American Community Center, and the AARP Executive Council. Among others, she has collaborated with the Hope Commission, Trustees of Color, and the Springfield College Board of Advisors. Ms. Gonzalez was active with Governor Jack Markell’s transition team on the Economy, Jobs, and Education. In 2006, she was honored by the Latin American Community Center with their Award for Community Service.
An active media commentator, Ms. Gonzalez has been featured in print media in The News Journal and Delaware’s El Tiempo Hispano. She is a radio host for The Latin Beat (1150 WDEL), Delaware State of the Arts (1450 WILM News Radio/1410 WDOV), and Latinisimo (91.3 WVUD), the only program in Spanish from the University of Delaware. She is also an accomplished public speaker in both English and Spanish.
Ms. Gonzalez has an MBA from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where she taught marketing and business administration. She holds a Certificate in Leadership and Public Management from the University of Delaware, where she graduated from the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program in 2009. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration at Wilmington University.
Born in Mexico City, Ms. Gonzalez came to the United States at the beginning of 2001 on an international assignment for ExxonMobil. She is married to Charles Sobrero, an Argentine-American working for DuPont.