Gloria Preciado oversees a comprehensive program of impactful events, tours and communications initiatives to advance City of Hope’s development and external affairs programs. She oversees strategic planning and oversight for Event Services, Visitor Services and the Speakers Bureau. She is also responsible for managing campus venues, including the Visitor Center, La Kretz House of Hope and the new Arthur and Rosalie Kaplan Family Pavilion.
With 21+ years of high-level institutional event management and public affairs experience, Preciado specializes in creating a moment in time for people to get connected to City of Hope. Before joining City of Hope in 2007, Preciado served as Executive Director of Protocol and Events for Georgetown University, where she led high-profile events in Washington, D.C., and internationally. These events offered her the opportunity to host the president and first lady of the United States, Cabinet members, foreign heads of state and many other VIPs on behalf of the university. Before that, she worked for Harvard University, where she managed social and political events for Harvard Medical School and for the dean of the School of the Medicine.
Preciado earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a minor in political science from Santa Clara University. She currently resides in Upland, Calif., with her husband, Arturo, an artist and school teacher at Rancho Cucamonga Middle School and her dog, Phoenix.