Title: Executive Director
Company: The Rochester Latino Theatre Company
Location: Rochester, NY
Annette M. Ramos, executive director of The Rochester Latino Theatre Company, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in theater arts.
A master storyteller, theater artist, and creative arts instructor for nearly four decades, Ms. Ramos founded and has been the executive director of the Rochester Latino Theater Company since 2011. A career-long advocate for the wider celebration and adoption of Latinx culture throughout the United States, she explains her move into teaching arts as a response to “observing a need where voices were silenced… to step in and speak on behalf of those who could not.” Since the early 1980s, Ms. Ramos has worked with various school districts and youth arts projects, including more than a decade teaching with kuumba Consultants and several years as the fundraising and educational services manager for Young Audiences of Rochester.
In addition to her continuing role with the Rochester Latino Theater Company, Ms. Ramos is an independent consultant for the Ibero American Action League and the SUSL Chair of the Board of Directors for Latinas Unidas. Since 2020, she has been the executive administrator for the Monroe County Parks Director, building on her extensive prior organizational work as a member of numerous cultural and arts organizations’ planning and advisory boards. Ms. Ramos remains on the Board of Directors of the Association of Teaching Artists and is active on the advisory board of the Smithsonian Latino Museum and in the leadership program of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. In recognition of her legacy of community outreach, she has been honored with Leadership Awards from both Hispanicize and Latinas Unidas, a 2014 Positive Impact Award from Miami Beach, Florida, and the Rochester School District’s 2015 Hispanic Volunteer Award. Ms. Ramos credits her success to her tenacity and relentless pursuit of opportunities to enrich the greater Latinx community and considers it a privilege to see her students succeed and go on to publish work.
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