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Midy Aponte

Midy is an accomplished communication strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect a range of audiences to promote a common goal.

With a career anchored in public health communication, Midy worked with more than a dozen state health departments on their tobacco control and prevention efforts as a result of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. Her career has evolved over the years to include substantial experience in corporate communication, litigation and reputation management, public affairs, nonprofit advancement, social media integration, and diversity and inclusion counsel. This work experience spans the public and private sector as well as the federal government, and affords her the distinct ability to devise local, state and national strategies that are sustainable, creatively conceptualized and smartly implemented.

Midy has served as the founding executive director of the American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation, a position created by the president and CEO of the National Park Foundation in concert with former Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar. Her charge was to build a national nonprofit fund and inspire awareness of historic preservation, outdoor recreation, and conservation and stewardship of national parks among American Latino audiences. She also collaborated with the Obama administration, the Department of Interior and the National Park Service on several initiatives aimed at preserving American Latino history in the United States.

Midy received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the School of Journalism at Florida International University and is an alumna of the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Program Class of 2011 and the Hispanic Leaders Program with the U.S. Spain Council’s Class of 2014.

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