Executive Director of Public Affairs
Before joining BMCC as Executive Director of Public Affairs, Manny Romero served as Director of Public Relations at Baruch College, where he developed and oversaw the college’s public relations strategies, as well as its initiatives to secure regional and national media coverage.
Earlier roles included serving as Director of Communications and Marketing at Marymount Manhattan College, and as Associate Executive Director of NYC’s contemporary dance company, Parsons Dance. Romero also worked as a public relations manager at the law firm Snell & Wilmer, and was Director of Hispanic Media at Arizona State University, where he earned a master’s degree in Mass Communication. A product of the public community college system, Romero earned an associate degree at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Next, he earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, six hours north of his hometown of Nogales, Arizona. Romero is an active distance runner and a member of the Front Runners of New York. He served as a member of the Manhattan Community Board No. 1 from 2016-2019.
Areas of Expertise: Public Relations, Crisis Communications, Marketing for Higher Education and Non-profit organizations, Community Outreach Strategies, Digital Communications Strategies, Effective Social Media Strategies and Brand Management.