Ingrid M. Duran is CEO & Founder of D&P Creative Strategies, a company that she and partner Catherine founded in 2004 to increase the role of corporate, legislative and philanthropic efforts in addressing the concerns of Latinos, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) communities.
Prior to starting D&P, Ingrid was President & CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, where she expanded on an already extensive professional network that included members of Congress, elected officials and Fortune 500 executives.
Ingrid also ran the Washington, D.C. office of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, where she was responsible for representing Latino community interests to Congress and the Administration.
Her efforts as a strong and steadfast advocate for the LGBT and Latino communities have garnered her numerous honors, including the 2003 Premio Dignidad Award from LLEGO. Both HISPANIC and Poder magazines have named her among the Nations 100 Most influential and powerful Hispanics, and the former has recognized her as a Latina of Excellence in 2004 & 2005. She was recognized by the Hispanic Women's Corporation and The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force with their 2012 Leadership Awards. In 2013 Latino Magazine recognized her as a Power Player along with the Working Mother Magazine who recognized her at their Women's National Conference with their Legacy Award and Hispanic VIP with the Premio a la Excelencia for her work in the Hispanic community. In 2014 Latino Magazine recognized her in the Top 10 of 2014 and People en Español named her one of 25 Most Powerful Latinas in the U.S.