Bio

María Teresa Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino and an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections by directly registering over a quarter million new voters and influencing millions more through viral, celebrity-driven campaigns. Fast Company named her among the most 100 creative minds in business worldwide for her unique use of technology, media and celebrity to make transformative change. In 2013, Elle named her one of the 10 most influential women in Washington, DC.  A dynamic community leader, María Teresa was named by Hispanic Business among the 100 most influential Latinos in America. The Hispanic Executive recognized her as one of the Top 10 Líderes of 2014. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation granted her the prestigious Leadership Award for her work serving the Latino community. The Women’s Media Center also recognized her with an Emerging Journalist award. Campaigns and Elections named her one to watch in shaping the 2014 mid-term elections. Under her leadership,Voto Latino has won numerous awards including two Webby Honoree awards, and several Promax awards for best in ethnic marketing. Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections by directly registering a quarter million new voters and influencing millions more through viral, celebrity-driven campaigns.

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