Midy Aponte

Sánchez Ricardo

Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect all types of audiences: corporate representatives, political thought-leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers. She is currently an independent consultant serving outdoor recreation and environment and conservation clients and is collaborating with the Americas for Conservation + the Arts as their National Partnership Director for its annual event, the Americas Latino-Eco Festival. She is also a member of the newly-launched Diverse Environmental Leaders (DEL) National Speakers Bureau, a program of Earthwise Productions.

Midy recently concluded an appointment to serve as the Founding Executive Director of the American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF) of the National Park Foundation. A position created by the President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, in concert with the Former Secretary of the Department of Interior, Ken Salazar. Her charge was to build a national non-profit fund, ALHF, and inspire awareness of historic preservation, outdoor recreation, and conservation and stewardship of national parks among American Latino audiences. Here, she created the nationally-recognized @American_Latino Expedition, a national public awareness social media campaign designed to engage Latinos in outdoor recreation and the national parks sponsored by REI, Aramark Parks & Destinations and Columbia Sportswear.