Learn about Natasha’s Experience and Qualifications

Natasha Pongonis is an accomplished entrepreneur and Board member with a proven track record of helping high-growth companies improve marketing communications strategies by assessing changes in population and consumer behavior focusing on cultural and digital innovation.  

Key Strengths

  • Cultural Strategy Creation: Development and implementation of strategies to reach, engage and empower diverse audiences.
  • Strategic Thinker: Use of data-driven processes to identify patterns, trends, and opportunities as part of the decision-making and creative process.
  • Succession Planning: Provide strategic support for succession planning, business continuance, and professional growth strategies.
  • Leadership Development: Effective leader and problem-solving oriented. Dependable, collaborative, and inclusive nature.

Education and Certifications

The Wharton School, Certificate Global Trends for Business and Society

Stanford University Grad School of Business, Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program. Fellow

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification Program

The University of Venice (Università Iuav), Italy Thesis in Architecture and Urban Planning

University Catholic of Cordoba, Argentina Architecture/Project Management

Ohio State University, Architecture and Urban Planning – Student Exchange

Skills and Areas of Experience

  • Cross-Cultural Marketing
  • Brand Strategy & Positioning
  • Digital Innovation
  • Market Segmentation
  • Business Development
  • Global Client Management
  • Board Governance
  • LATAM Market Development
  • Market Research
  • Cultural DE&I Strategies
  • Customer Experience Mktg & Design
  • Consumer Behavior Analytics
  • Leadership Development
  • Omni-Channel Strategy
  • Succession Planning
  • Workshop Development

Industry Experience

  • Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Products & Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Startup
  • Governmental

Board Experience

Natasha brings a diverse perspective to the boardroom combining deep cultural marketing expertise, strategy, and governance to deliver thoughtful insights and questions that help drive informed decisions. Having worked and advised in non-profits, professional organizations, and family-owned businesses she is able to collaborate effectively and engage with fellow board members and senior management.

  • Reitter Stucco & Supply Co. Inc. – 2018-Present
  • Columbus Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – 2014-2015
  • Girl Scouts of Ohio Heartland – 2013-2016
  • Prospanica, Columbus Chapter – 2014-2016
  • Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) – 2012-2013 & 2016

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