Award-winning author Anna Gomez was born in the city of Makati, Philippines and educated abroad before moving to Chicago. She is Global Chief Financial Officer for Mischief at No Fixed Address (Adweek’s 2023 US Agency of the Year). Prior to this, she was the CFO of Leo Burnett, a global advertising agency owned by Publicis Groupe. Gomez was selected for the 2020 HERoes Women Role Model Executives list, which celebrates 100 women who are leading by example and driving change to increase gender diversity in the workplace.
Gomez has championed various ERGs for Black and API colleagues as well as resources essential to address challenges of ageism. She has sat on several boards and served as treasurer for Breathe for Justice and The Jensen Project, both focused on socio-economic issues, particularly violence against women and human trafficking. Anna was a keynote speaker in the Illinois CPA Society Young Professionals Leadership Conference, as well as the Northwest Indiana Influential Women’s Association’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling Event. She is also an active mentor for the Girls Write Now Organization and the Girl Scouts of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Anna is co-author of the multicultural/women’s fiction series From Kona with Love, which is in development for Film/TV. She and her co-author have been covered by outlets such as People Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Home & Family, and Publishers Weekly. The cover for the second installment, Where the Sun Rises, was revealed in Times Square on the Nasdaq MarketSite tower.
She is represented by Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management.