Carlos Giron is an American entrepreneur (VIDAcommunications.us), public relation professional and former corporate communications executive and sports writer. The former director of communications with Major League Soccer is a bilingual and bicultural public relations executive born in Guatemala and residing in New York City since childhood. Carlos has worked in a variety and industries and companies, including professional sports, telecommunications and major national public relations firms. His work for Verizon Wireless helped the leading mobile communications company fully leverage HopeLine, the firm’s domestic violence prevention program. This community outreach program helped Verizon Wireless demonstrate its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility while forging stronger relationships with local community leaders, government officials and the public at large.
On the political front, Mr. Giron has participated several races as staff member, including Carrion 2013, Adolfo Carrion’s NYC Mayoral Campaign and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s successful 2009 reelection campaign. Mr. Giron is a former sports writer for The Jersey Journal, a news daily based in Jersey City, New Jersey, and sports editor for El Nuevo Hudson, a NJ based weekly newspaper. His reports and articles have also appeared in various other publications, including USA Today, New York Newsday, magazines, Internet outlets and wire news service agency AFP. He has covered MLB, NBA, NFL, professional boxing and other professional sporting events. As part of his professional sports trajectory, Mr. Giron also worked for CONCACAF and FIFA, two international soccer governing bodies. Mr. Giron served in two FIFA Organizing Delegations as FIFA Media Officer: the 1999 U-17 World Cup (New Zealand) and the 2002 World Cup (Japan/Korea). Carlos is married to Natalie Giron Nebit, a social entrepreneur and elementary school teacher. Together the run Mrs. Giron’s Tutoring & Learning Center (TutoringQueens.com), located in Woodside, in the heart of Queens, New York City’s most ethnically diverse borough. Natalie, a native of the Philippines, is an immensely talented, capable and beloved teacher who has made a positive and often life-changing impact in the lives hundreds, if not thousands, of students and their families. Based on the feedback of parents, students, teachers and school administrators: “Natalie can teach anything to anyone…. She is a truly amazing talent.”
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