Bridget Garraway is the Creative Manager for Alamo Drafthouse in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Laredo, and Corpus Christi. She runs the social media pages for those 6 locations, runs and organizes special events, assists with the flow of communication between the stores and helps make Alamo Drafthouse a place for movie lovers. She loves Star Wars, Harry Potter, horror films, and all TV and currently is obsesses with Stranger Things.
Gretel Perera is a public relations professional with more than 16 years experience in communications at Fortune 500 companies, international markets, agency and tech startups.
Currently, she leads global public relations for HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals. Previously, Gretel was responsible for leading communications efforts in Latin America for Evernote, where she was part of a small yet powerful team that grew the company's presence in the region from 2 million users to more than 18 million users over a three-year period.
Prior to joining Evernote, Gretel worked for more than five years at Dell in several communications roles, including leading Latin America communications, executive communications and internal communications. During her time at Dell, Gretel had the opportunity to live in Brazil for a year to lead the company's communications in that country.
Gretel started her career on the agency side, having worked at two of the top global PR agencies, Ketchum and Cohn & Wolfe, while representing important brands such as Cover Girl, Lowe's, Miller Lite and Panasonic.
Originally from Venezuela, Gretel is passionate about traveling and exploring new cultures. She has lived in seven countries, including Barbados, Brazil, Holland, Paraguay, and Russia.
Gretel is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Journalism.
Olga Mayoral Wilson, APR, teaches Public Relations as a senior lecturer, at Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and volunteers as the Public Relations Director at The Center, since 2009. Mayoral Wilson is APR, Accredited in Public Relations by the Universal Accreditation Board of the Public Relations Society of America, and holds a Public Relations Professional License (Licensing #191-Puerto Rico, 10/10). Former communication advisor to CEOs at the “C” suite of major Fortune 500 corporations, Mayoral-Wilson brings diverse professional experience, career counseling and academic advising experience while leading communications programs in the State of Hawaii, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
She graduated with a M.A. in International Studies from Old Dominion University, VA, and a B.A., English and French Literature, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. She received the Puerto Rico Public Relations Association (ARPPR) “2007 PR Professional of the Year” Award; in 2004, the “Francisco ‘Paco’ Oller for Creativity in Public Relations” and the “EXCEL” in the Strategic & Crisis Communication Category” for her contributions as BPPR’s PR & Communications Division as Senior VP.