Teresa Gonzalez is a partner at Bolton St. Johns, where she brings her expertise on stakeholder and community engagement, land use matters and city lobbying to nonprofit, real estate, and corporate clients. As a co-founder of DalyGonzalez, an M/WBE boutique lobbying firm, she has helped public and private institutions build and increase capacity, establish meaningful partnerships, and navigate complex government and community issues. She is also the co-founder and partner at Evolution Strategies, a Latina-owned and operated strategic advising, stakeholder engagement and campaign services firm based in New York.
Teresa has an extensive background in government and public relations in New York City, including serving as Communications Director and Chief of Staff at the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU), and as Deputy Press Secretary at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs during the Bloomberg administration. She has held several leadership positions at cultural institutions throughout her career including at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Brooklyn Arts Council and Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York, and at the Museum for Contemporary Crafts in Portland, Oregon. Teresa has been recognized for her work by the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a “Women in Business” award winner, as an influencer on Schneps Media’s Latin Impact and Power Women of Brooklyn Awards and as part of City and State Magazine’s Above & Beyond, Real Estate Power 100, Brooklyn Power 100, Who’s Who in Government Relations and Latino Power 100 list of accomplished leaders. She received her bachelor’s degree in English/Professional Writing from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and received a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Milano – The New School.
Teresa sits on the boards of the New York Immigration Coalition, NYIC Action, The New Majority NYC, the New York Women’s Foundation, ABNY Foundation, Brooklyn Academy of Music and is a member of the Fund for Public Housing’s Advisory Council. She resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she was born and raised.