Gina Carriazo Hickey is Director at BODEN. In this role, she leads communications strategy, planning and execution as well as brand activations on behalf of McDonald’s for the Hispanic Consumer Market.

Previously, Gina was Director of Communications and Brand for Starwood Latin America. There, she led corporate and consumer marketing communications on behalf of the company and its 10 brands, including W Hotels, Westin and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. She has an extensive agency background having spent more than a decade as client lead for multinational companies such as Visa, HBO, Sony and Nextel at global agencies Edelman and Burson Cohn & Wolfe.

Gina loves to write and is a contributor to several blogs on topics ranging from girls in tech to motherhood. She is also passionate about education, and is an active volunteer for’s Hour of Code initiative at her community schools. She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mass Communications, and lives in Miami Beach with her two daughters, her husband and her dog, Naya.