Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez

Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez is executive editor and vice president for news at the Miami Herald.

Born in New York to Cuban immigrant parents, Marqués began her career as an intern at the Miami Herald and rose through the ranks to become the paper’s first Hispanic editor in 2010. She is only the second woman to hold the post.

Her career has included assignments as a metro reporter, assistant city editor and deputy metro editor, directing the Miami Herald’s local, state and community news operations. She also was Miami bureau chief for People magazine, overseeing coverage for the southeast U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.

She returned to the Miami Herald in 2007, where she was a multimedia editor and Sunday/features editor before being named managing editor. Under her leadership, the Miami Herald was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its 2010 coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. In 2012, the Miami Herald was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in public service for a series detailing Florida’s systemic failures in regulating assisted-living facilities. The Miami Herald has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes in its history.

Marqués is a 1986 graduate of the University of Florida, where she was honored as an Alumni of Distinction by the College of Journalism and Communications.

She serves on the boards of the Pulitzer Prize and the Florida Society of News Editors.