Mercury’s Gabriella Castillo, who served the Joe Biden campaign in Florida as deputy state director, has joined the Commerce Dept. as PA director.
At the Omnicom unit, Castillo handled strategic communications, government relations, issues advocacy and digital strategies in English and Spanish for clients in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area.
Earlier, the Venezuelan native was communications director for Miami mayor Francis Suarez. She took that post after handling PR for his 2017 campaign manager.
Prior to entering the political scene, she was senior associate at LSN Partners doing PA and advocacy work for companies and nonprofits in the health services, transportation, technology and hospitality sectors; and associate attorney at Llorente & Heckler handling government procurement and compliance issues.