Marcelo Gaete


Board of Directors

Renowned as a national authority on Latino civic engagement, Marcelo Gaete serves as Executive Vice President of Public and Government Affairs with Entravision Communications Corporation, a leading global advertising, media and ad-tech solutions company.  With a dynamic portfolio that includes digital, television and audio offerings, Entravision stands at the forefront of engaging diverse audiences across multiple platforms.

As EVP of Public and Government Affairs, Marcelo manages the company’s community and government relations portfolios. Marcelo brings a wealth of experience orchestrating political and non-partisan campaigns, all within pivotal roles in shaping Latino political empowerment.

In 2017, Marcelo was tapped to serve as Board President for Mi Familia Vota Educational Fund, a national non-profit non-partisan organization that unites Latino, immigrants, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizen workshops, voter registration and civic participation. In addition, Marcelo serves on the board of directors for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA) Action fund, a 501c(4) organization championing immigrant voices and spearheading voter mobilization efforts.

Prior to his tenure at Entravision, Marcelo served as Senior Director of Programs at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund for nearly a decade. Notably, Marcelo led the -creation and implementation of impactful campaigns such as the Ya Es Hora¡ Campaign, facilitating over 1 million legal permanent residents apply and become U.S. Citizens and the Voces del Pueblo Campaign, a national non-partisan campaign encouraging low-propensity Latino voters to get out and vote.

Marcelo’s dedication to public service extends to his involvement as Western Political Director for the Mike Bloomberg presidential campaign in 2020. From 1992 to 1998 Marcelo served as Chief of Staff to State Senator Jesus Garcia, the first Mexican American State Senator in Illinois.  In 1996 Marcelo successfully helped elect the first Latina to the Illinois State House of Representatives, Sonia Silva.

Marcelo earned his B.A. in Political Science from University of Illinois at Chicago. He continues to leave an indelible mark on the landscape of political and civic engagement.