Leandro (Leo) Quintero is a communications leader with 15+ years of experience leading high-profile initiatives and delivering results for social change organizations. He has successfully created and managed multi-million dollar programs emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For over a decade, Leo worked as a talent strategist and educator for The Ghetto Film School in both New York and Los Angeles. His main focus was championing diverse professionals entering the creative industry, placing them into entry-level positions and laying out their growth trajectory and skillbuilding roadmap. A key highlight of his professional career was the design and implementation of a Google-sponsored PGA Create program, designed for underrepresented creative producers in partnership with the Producers Guild of America.
Leo has also worked with the American Film Institute (AFI), relaunching all of their social impact programs, including Young Women In Film, Cinematography Intensive for Women and DWW+. As an experienced manager and leader, he is skilled at building and managing ambitious, motivated, and effective multicultural teams. Leo has received training at the Bodhisattva Peace Institute in New Mexico and leads personal and group meditations. In his free time, he loves salsa dancing, and spending as much time as possible with his family in his beloved country Colombia.