As the Senior Manager of Special Events, Law Firm and Corporate Giving, Johnny Gonzales is responsible for the management and fundraising efforts of the annual Awards Dinner. He also manages, develops and engages law firms and corporations to increase financial support for Human Rights First’s programs.
For almost twenty years, Johnny has worked to establish his expertise in fundraising, strategic planning, corporate sponsorship, talent management, and organizational branding. He has dedicated his career to advancing human rights at organizations such as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Amnesty International USA, and the LGBT Center of New York.
Through his work at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Johnny helped to establish successful event structures such as GLAAD's signature event series, the GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies were televised on the LGBT-themed Logo channel, VH1, and Bravo.