Frank Gómez is an award-winning former career Foreign Service Officer (Colombia, Costa Rica, Washington, Mali, Haiti and Washington), a retired corporate Fortune 500 executive and an executive at Educational Testing Service. He began his Spanish language journey as an English teacher in Guatemala in the 1960s, followed by teaching Spanish for the Peace Corps at the University of Washington. After one year of teaching, he was named Assistant Coordinator of the program.
He was a founder of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the Hispanic Council on International Relations, and helped found the National Association of Hispanic Publications, the National Hispanic Corporate Council and other leading Latino organizations. He began freelance writing in 1978, and his articles have appeared widely throughout the country.
From 1990 to 1992, he advised the Spanish Quincentennial Commission on its United States programs, and in 1992, for the Quincentenary, he published Hispanic Presence in the United States. In 1994, Mr. Gómez earned a certificate in Translation from New York University and from 1995 to 2005 taught French and Spanish translation at NYU, winning the University’s Outstanding Service Award. He is the three-time president of the Board of Trustees of the Pan American Development Foundation, an OAS affiliate in Washington, DC. Mr. Gómez, with more than two decades of consulting in research and communication in the Hispanic market, is now a consultant with New York City-based research and data analytics and communications firm Edelman Berland. He is a Correspondent Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and a Founding Member of RIUSS.