Tania Torres Marquez
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Tania Torres Marquez is President and CEO of Torres Marquez Communications (TMC), an independent, Latina-owned marketing and public relations agency focused on today’s multi-cultural marketplace. Her agency clients are drawn from a variety of industries, including corporate, government and the non-profit sectors on a local, regional and national level.
I come from a long line of strong Latina women. It‘s my duty to honor the hard work and sacrifices of those who paved the way before me and continue making new ground for the future generations yet to come.
Tania is an inspirational embodiment of the American Dream. She is a daughter of immigrant parents; the first in her family to graduate from college; and a successful business owner who in less than four years has established TMC as one of the most respected Hispanic marketing and PR firms in Arizona.
As a Latina entrepreneur, Tania also represents one of the fastest-growing segments of small businesses in the country. It was only in 2009 that Tania left a flourishing career at a mainstream advertising agency to start her own Hispanic firm. Little did she know that through her passion, energy and dedication, TMC would not only become one of the most successful Hispanic communications agencies in the state, but also one of the few to thrive during an economic crisis.
From their office in downtown Phoenix, Tania and her team of bilingual and bi-cultural communications professionals are helping drive national Latino communications strategy for companies like New York Life Insurance, No. 86 on the 2012 Fortune 500 list. Tania’s multi-market reach and influence extends to the non-profit and political sectors where in 2012, Tania’s innovative, non-partisan communications strategies helped drive 12+ million Latinos to the polls during the Presidential election.
Tania is an alumnae of Xavier College Preparatory and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. She is Vice President of Marketing for the Los Diablos Board of Directors, the Official Latino Alumni Chapter of the ASU Alumni Foundation. Her communications programs have earned numerous industry awards, including multiple Copper Quill and Anvil awards from the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators.