Gabriela grew up in Los Angeles, CA and resided in Atlanta several times since 1990 before calling Atlanta officially home in 2006. She graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in International Finance and International Marketing. Gonzalez-Lamberson has over 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector where she most recently served as the Executive Director for the Institute of Mexican Culture. She began her career at Kodak and spent 10 years in the International Tourism and Economic Development arena enjoying projects such as the bid for the Secretariat of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the route development of Delta Air Lines throughout Latin America.
Currently she sits on as a board member of the Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta, the and has served as Co-Chair for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, and has served on many boards such as the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, the Latin American Caribbean Studies Institute of the University of Georgia’s and the Hispanic Initiative of both the High Museum of Art and the Girl Scouts of America. She has served as president of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s Atlanta Chapter and the National Latina Business Women’s Association amongst others. Amid her recognitions, she has been recognized as the Southeast Rising star by Southern Living, Women Leaders in Atlanta by Atlanta Woman Magazine and was chosen to participate in one of initial classes of the Coca Cola Diversity Leadership Academy.
In December of 2015, Gonzalez- Lamberson was named Development Director with the purpose of implementing a donor management strategy, increasing corporate alignment, mirroring operational growth with revenue generation and the fostering of grant and foundation support. As a first generation Cuban-American, Gonzalez-Lamberson is exhilarated to have “purpose and passion” intersect with her role at LaAmistad.
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