Ana M. Carrión
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Ms. Carrión-Silva has a strong background in nonprofit organizations and governmental affairs. She has been a senior communications and intergovernmental-affairs professional with experience in State, Federal, and U.S. Hispanic and small business markets. Ms. Carrión-Silva has also served as an executive-level advisor and press secretary to high-level elected officials, including two Governors of Puerto Rico, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and two Congressmen.
Ms. Carrión-Silva joined the staff of Interaktiva, LLC, in 2009 and served as Vice President and subsequently as President of that organization. In these positions, she identified Federal funding opportunities for over 15 corporate, non-profit, and government clients exceeding $18 million. During her tenure, Interaktiva submitted over 25 applications under the American Recovery and Investment Act and other federal and state grants programs, including the U.S. Departments of Energy, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture, achieving an approval rate of over 80 percent.
Ms. Carrión-Silva held governmental positions in Washington and San Juan, PR, from 2001 to 2008. She was the President and Owner of Sage Communications (1997-2004), a firm that provided innovative public relations strategies designed to reach the Hispanic and small business markets, and a Senior Account Executive for Lisboa Associates (1997-2004), where she developed and managed combined operational budgets of $1.3 million.
In the course of her career, Ms. Carrión-Silva has conceptualized and implemented successful multi-year, multi-media national and local outreach campaigns for such institutions and organizations as the following: The Research Institute for Small and Emerging Business, Inc. (RISEbusiness); Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA); the United States Small Business Administration; Whitman/Walker Clinic; Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute; Greer Margolis, Mitchell, Burns & Associates; United States Department of Labor; and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, among others.
In 1991, Ms. Carrión-Silva received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and in 1994 a Master of Arts degree from The American University, Washington, DC.
Judging from Ms. Carrión-Silva’s educational background and the breadth and depth of her work experience, I am confident that she will be a valuable addition to our college and make significant contributions toward the accomplishment of our mission. Please join me in welcoming her to Hostos.