As MVCA Marketing and Communications Manager, Amber Pineda strengthens MVCA’s core mission to serve as a statewide voice for Michigan’s growing venture and angel investment community. In her role at the Michigan Venture Capital Association, Pineda is responsible for the development and execution of MVCA’s strategic state and national communication plan designed to tell Michigan entrepreneurs and investors’ success stories across traditional and digital platforms.
Pineda was formerly a public relations senior account executive at San Francisco-based BOCA Communications where she was responsible for media relations and strategy. She successfully secured coverage in national business and industry trade publications, including Forbes, Business Insider, and Crain’s Silicon Valley. Before working in public relations, Pineda was a public speaking instructor at Illinois State University.
Pineda is a graduate of Marist College, with a bachelor of arts in communication studies and public relations and minors in social work and global studies. She also earned a master of science in communication from Illinois State University.