Kelly Tovar Mullaney fell in love with Rochester, NY when she first came as a high school exchange student, and has called it home since 1994.
A web designer, web producer, social media advocate, enthusiastic photographer and avid networker, she is also President of Working Art Media, a website design and multimedia company, where she has been working with small business and consultants.
Kelly holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Simón Bolívar University (Venezuela) and a Master in Software Development & Project Management as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Interactive Multimedia Development from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Her community involvement has been extensive and varied. She has volunteered her time and skills with different non-profit organizations, including the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery’s Hispanic Family Day, Rochester Professional Consultants Network, Rochester Women’s Network, Puerto Rican Youth Development Program (PRYD), Ibero-American Action League, North Clinton Avenue Business Association, Borinquen Dance Theater, Discovery Charter School, Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League, Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC) and the national organization Latinos in Tech, Innovation and Social Media (LATISM), among others. She was also a contributing blogger for the Democrat and Chronicle blog ConXion, where she wrote about subjects relevant to the Hispanic community.
She received the 2012 Unsung Hero Award from the Minority Report Media Group, the 2013 Volunteer of the Year from Ibero-American Action League and on June 2013 she was listed in the Rochester Latino Rotary Club Honor Roll of Latino Entrepreneurs. She’s an alumna of the United Way’s Latino Leadership Development Program (LLDP) and the Leadership Rochester organization.
Kelly has served on the Finger Lakes Wired Governing Board, on the Board of the Association for Women in Computing, on the Board of Directors of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association (RHBA) for several years, and she is a founding member of Venezuelans in Upstate New York.
Currently, she is the Web Manager for the Latinas Unidas websites, and she is a member of the Hispanic Scholarship Endowment Fund selection committee.
Kelly lives in Brighton with her husband, Rick, and cat, Johnny Quest.
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The mission of Latinas Unidas is to foster opportunities that will promote unity, cultural identity and the presence of the Latina woman in the community; to encourage and motivate women to be self-confident to assume leadership roles to positively impact society.