Marta Segura

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CEO, GOLD Public Affairs firm

Los Angeles, California

Marta A. Segura is the CEO of public affairs firm GOLD, as well as a change agent, strategist, coalition builder, nonprofit consultant and a board member of the Southern California Leadership Network, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters.

She is also an appointed member of the Mayor to the LA METRO Community Advisory Council and formerly served as a City Planning Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles. Her network is vast as she has been working across sectors for over 20 years. Her passion for civic engagement knows no boundaries.

Marta has more than 20 years of management, leadership and advocacy experience in the public and nonprofit sectors and served as the District Director for then-Councilmember Eric Garcetti, now Mayor of Los Angeles. Marta has an uncanny ability to integrate both her leadership and people skills into all that she does.

Also she is an advocate for Open Space, Toxic Free Communities and is passionate about building the wellbeing and voices of our most marginalized communities. Her recent clients have included Nike, LA 84 Foundation, LA SAN, City of LA, Housing Authority of the City of LA and the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce.

She graduated from public schools in San Jose, California and from there went to University of California at San Bernadino (UCSB) for her bachelor’s degree and then later received her master’s degree from UCLA’s School of Public Health.

Marta wanted her son to also to attend public schools, but she transferred him out in the third grade, because the school system was in decline in her neighborhood, and she made the very difficult choice of transferring him to a Catholic school in south Los Angeles, where he has thrived free of bullying and has been inspired to learn every day.

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