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Raquel“Rocky” EgusquizaExecutiveDirectorLatinGRAMMY® Cultural Foundation
As Executive Director of The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®, Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza brings drive and a hands-on approach to the organization’s mission of furthering international awareness and appreciation of the contributions of Latin music and its creators to the world’s culture. She oversees millions of dollars in scholarships, grants and educational programs while constantly striving to broaden the international scope of the philanthropic arm of The Latin Recording Academy®.
Egusquiza has the accumulated wisdom and perspective of a career spanning the corporate and nonprofit worlds, as well as a passion for education and helping young people realize their dreams. Most recently, she was Executive Director of the Miami Marlins Foundation, as well as its Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In both roles, she nurtured a diverse and inclusive culture, on and off the field.
Egusquiza joined the Marlins from NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, where she served as Vice President of Community Affairs. Prior to that, she held increasingly senior positions in diversity, multicultural marketing, and government affairs at organizations including AARP, Ford Motor Company and AT&T. She also has experience in government, including a stint as Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation.
Her career path reflects her profound affinity for Latin cultures, as well as her deep ties to the community. Among the organizations and programs, she has helped found are the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Executive Forum and the Maestros Foundation, which she established in honor of her mother to help Latinos pursuing careers in education. She has also served on the board of the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Kennedy Center Latino Advisory Board.
Egusquiza has a degree in political science from the University of Miami and resides in Miami.