William E. Girón serves the Fort Worth and Tarrant County communities as Executive Director of Artes de la Rosa – Cultural Center for the Arts, which oversees a national historic landmark – Rose Marine Theater. A long-time community leader and photography artist, William prides his work at Artes on having a supportive professional network to mobilize and engage a more creative community of Latinx/e artists, patrons, and supporters of the arts. Now in his 5th year, William enhances diverse narratives through equitable, inclusive, and accessibility to marginalized, underserved, and under-resourced communities through multidisciplinary cultural artwork programming. A native of Guatemala, William holds Marketing and Entrepreneurship degrees from Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College. As a seasoned marketing/business professional, William maintains a business growth mindset leading emerging and seasoned artists into the next generation of Latino art in Fort Worth.
“I am honored and humbled to participate in NLI as it will create a positive impact on the organization and our community through the variety of topics with subject matter experts, sharing best practices, and expansion of new national networks with other community leaders.”