Betty Romero


Betty is a longtime advocate and supporter of women and girls, appointed to serve on the Montgomery County, MD Commission for Women, where she Co-Chairs the Strategic Planning, Research & Evaluation Committee. In addition, Betty currently serves a number of community, social impact and civic organizations. She is on the board of Caring Matters, a local organization providing social support and community education, and on the board of Friends of White Flint. A community organization that advocates for walkable, bikeable, sustainable, and transit-friendly projects and educates about smart-growth design. She also sits on the Montgomery County Age-Friendly Leadership Advisory Group and the Montgomery County Employment 50+ Workgroup.

Betty is a former Executive Council member of AARP-MD recognized for initiating community outreach programs, building relationships with stakeholders and government officials, strengthening relationships with local organizations, and rallying volunteers behind a cause. She has demonstrated exceptional talent when identifying and cultivating mutually benefiting partnerships for employers, clients, government advisory groups, and nonprofit Boards of Directors. In addition, her ability to develop and execute strategic initiatives has consistently improved processes for startups and elevated established organizations.

Betty is a management and operations leader with strategic planning, relationship management, cross-functional collaboration, and process optimization expertise. Betty is bilingual in English and Spanish and possesses organizational and interpersonal skills tested on an extensive and diverse network. In addition, she is recognized as a team enthusiast and a consensus builder invested in motivating and inspiring colleagues.

Professionally, she served as Chief Operating Officer for Microjuris, a pioneer legal information provider and search engine in Latin America. Also, in Latin America, Betty served as the Executive Director of the Office of the Government of Puerto Rico, working on economic development, trade, and commerce initiatives. Before joining the government as a strategic leader, she began her career in the financial services industry as an Investment and Wealth Management Advisor.

Betty is a bilingual global citizen who, with her husband, raised three strong and independent women in Bethesda, MD. The gap in her employment history supported a spouse's career in international development, allowing her family to travel all over the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

 

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