Board and Staff

Grace Maseda, APR

Vice President, Marketing

Ms. Maseda brings over 20 years of media experience to her role as Vice President, Marketing, for the state of Florida. Ms. Maseda is an accomplished writer and public relations practitioner having worked with numerous local and national clients.

Prior to Helios Education Foundation, Ms. Maseda was employed by Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Tampa Bay Times, each in strategic marketing and communication roles.

Ms. Maseda is currently a member of the leadership council of LEAP, Tampa Bay's College Access Network, and also serves as co-chair of the network's communications committee. Additionally, she is vice-chair of the University of South Florida's Latino Advisory Council as well as a member of the City of Tampa Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Council, by mayoral appointment.

Ms. Maseda holds the designation APR, Accredited in Public Relations, from the Public Relations Society of America, is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelors degree in Management and also completed graduate studies at the University of South Florida obtaining a Masters of Science in Management (MSM).

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