Young Professional Profile #4

Gabriel del Rio Meet Gabriel del Rio:

Gabriel currently serves as a senior account executive at the publicity firm, Bender/Helper Impact.  As a film  junkie, TV addict, production groupie and social media nerd, Gabriel leads various digital content accounts to increase audience tune-in and heighten visibility.

As a California native, Gabriel returned to Los Angeles after spending his adolescence in Miami and graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Political Science and Hispanic Marketing.

Days after arriving in Hollywood with sights focused on entertainment publicity, Gabriel found his first break when he wondered off a NBC television set as an audience member of the hit show “Deal or No Deal.” Eventually finding the production office, Gabriel charmed his way into employment as a production assistant and quickly oriented himself with life in television.

Carrying over 4 years of internship experience, senior roles with his university paper and various extra-curricular activities including student government, Gabriel was able to transition into publicity after a year managing notable accounts with major PR shops in sports, spirits and linear programming.

While away from the office, Gabriel can be found volunteering at film premieres, television programs and celebrity events.  In addition to being a program co-chair with PRSA Young Professionals, Gabriel enjoys competing in national roller hockey tournaments and assisting with the non-profit equestrian therapy center in Simi Valley, CA.

Ultimately, Gabriel hopes to pursue a career in unit publicity, working on set of feature films alongside Hollywood’s brightest talent.  As avid admirer of the Disney enterprise, Gabriel finds special meaning in one of Walt’s well-known quotes: “all dreams can become reality, if you have the courage to pursue them.”


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