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Christina Gomez Appointed Gallo Center Board Chair
Christina Gomez
Christina Gomez

The Gallo Center for the Arts has named Christina Gomez as chair of the organization’s board of directors, succeeding Alex Mari, M.D. Her appointment to a two-year term becomes effective July 1, 2023. A former Gallo Center trustee, Gomez joined the board of directors in the 2019-2020 season and has been serving as the board’s treasurer and chair of its Finance Committee.

“I’m honored to be a part of such an important mission in our community,” said Gomez. “I have loved the performing arts for as long as I can remember, and I look forward to supporting and bringing continuing stability to the Gallo Center for the Arts.”

“Christina’s passion for, and dedication to the Gallo Center is inspiring,” said Chad Hilligus, Gallo Center chief executive officer. “In addition to the impressive professional experience she brings to the role, Christina also was instrumental in cultivating the Center’s relationship with the Latino community, which led to the successful launch of the Amigos of the Center donor initiative. I am eager to work together to advance the great work of the Center with Christina’s forward-thinking leadership.”

Gomez is an executive with E. & J. Gallo Winery. She is celebrating her 16th anniversary with the company this year, and presently serves as Vice President—Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk. Gomez received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from San Jose State University. She also holds credentials as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional.

“I think it’s crucial to keep emphasizing that the Center is a non-profit organization heavily dependent on the community coming to see shows along with providing donations and sponsorships,” Gomez said. “I will work with Chad and the board on strategies that continue the Gallo Center’s mission as well as enable long-term goals.”

Added Gomez of her personal experiences with the Gallo Center, “Having grown up in Ceres, I am so grateful that my children get to experience the diversity of performances the organization brings to our own backyard. My family and I enjoy the Latino performances, comedy shows, Broadway tours, and many of the resident company presentations.”

Gomez and her husband Victor reside in Turlock with their daughter and son.