About Ron Bautista
Ron Bautista is a former candidate for mayor of Hoboken, local activist and former undocumented immigrant. He decided to run for office to work for a more people-friendly Hoboken, with the belief that more activists should run for office; people who are focused on transforming community frustrations into real solutions. His campaign was focused on supporting entrepreneurship, prioritizing traffic-free options, and promoting active life by making streets safe for everyone. Bautista has been an advisor on transit policy for the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, where he proposed a Bus Rapid Transit system that would improve people’s commute and economic inclusion at a fraction of the cost of a light rail system. He’s also been an advisor for institutions like the NY State Department of State on developing a better relationship between government and the people.
Hoboken 2030 - UN-Habitat's Urban Agenda
Presented a video proposal of Hoboken, joining the world’s leading urban thinkers, advocates, policymakers and officials at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). In the contest by Next City, our video was among the 4 finalists to be presented at the conference (out of 200 applicants), together with Bhubaneswar (India), Nairobi (Kenya), and Seattle (Washington).
Core Team Member
Bike Hoboken October 2015 – Present Promote equal rights and responsibilities for pedestrians/bicyclists/drivers. Collaborate with city governments to drive adoption of transformative mobility strategies. Identify and working with influencers and decision-makers to communicate efficient use of limited road space.
Diversity Deputy Chair
New Leaders Council (NLC-NJ) August 2016 – June 2017 Together with Diversity Chair, work across chapter teams to assess programmatic needs that support diversity issues. Develop initiatives and communications strategies to promote diversity, with a particular focus on recruitment, institute training, and alumni engagement.
Hoboken Public Library Foundation March 2015 – April 2017 Working to provide long term, stable support for the Hoboken Public Library; an evolving community hub of educational and cultural initiatives.
Mobility Advisor, Staten Island Economic Development Corp.
Greener by Design – Environmental Asset Management™ company May 2016 – October 2016 Provide strategic and organizational support to enlist and engage community partners in the economic development process of Staten Island’s West Shore. Delivers recommendations for transit-oriented development, such as comparisons between Bus Rapid Transit and a Light Rail Transit, for Staten Island’s West Shore.
Digital Advisor, On Camera Analyst
Univision Communications Inc. – Leading media company serving US Latinos November 2015 – November 2016 Plan and write scripts for a weekly TV segment targeting the Latino audience in the New York Tri-State area. Host the 1-minute TV segment providing innovative solutions through the use of mobile devices. Collaborate with reporters for news video clips in regards to technology.
NYC Dept. of Small Business Services – Helping businesses start, operate, and expand Teach courses on Social Media Fundamentals, Mercadotecnia 101, Marketing 101, and Advanced Social Media & E-commerce Strategies. Connects students to other SBS services, including the Business Solutions suite of services and additional business education courses. Provides periodic feedback on and updates to the Business Solutions course structure, curriculum, and materials.
Public Relations / Account Management
Grupo Parada – A boutique marketing and public relations agency May 2011 – May 2016 Manage all aspects of public relations campaigns, from the initial campaign pitch, to campaign setup, execution, review and reporting for institutions like: – New York State Department of State – HETS (consortium of 30 member universities) – Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Facilitate client’s interdepartmental collaboration towards meeting project expectations. Adapt client strategies to reflect and ensure culturally competent marketing campaigns.
Organización Juventud Ecuatoriana – 501(c)(3) focused on promoting higher education New York, NY Managed and expanded the Ecuadorian Scholars Fund program, providing scholarships once a year for 5 college students from the NYC Tri-State area. Established leadership and team-building workshops, as well as community service hours, as requirements for scholarship applicants to be considered. Recruited 30 college students from NY and NJ to volunteer in developing workshops that promoted higher education, as well as events celebrating Ecuadorian heritage.