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Monica Okada Guzman Headshot

Former Chair

Guam Council on the Arts & Humanities Agency

Monica Okada Guzman

As chief executive officer and managing partner of the Galaide Group, Monica Okada Guzman is responsible for overseeing the creation and coordination of media campaigns, public outreach events and special projects. Guzman’s public service experience spans 13 years with the Government of Guam at the Office of the Governor under multiple administrations, coordinating and managing community outreach programs, constituent and media communications, research programs, and special projects. She is secretary for the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts Coordinating Committee and chairs the festival’s Programming Committee. Guzman is a board member of Pacific Islanders in Communication and president of the Guam Nikkei Association. Memberships include the Guam Visitors Bureau, Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association, Guam Contractors Association, Guam Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She served as administrative director of the Guam National Olympic Committee for 10 years and is past chairperson of the board for Guam’s public television station, KGTF Channel 12. She received the 2010 Guam Women’s Club Women of Movement certificate and was chosen as the 2011 Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women in Business Champion and for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. In 2014, she was named the SBA’s Minority Business Champion and was nominated as Business Woman of the Year. Guzman writes a weekly column in the local daily. (Board term 2016-2021)