Bilda Small, Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer

Bilda Acuña Small, Consultant to the Head of School on Strategic Initiatives

For more than 25 years, Bilda Acuña Small has worked with organizations in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors on marketing and communications strategies. She joined GPS in 2014 after an 18-year career at Unum where in her last role she served as Assistant Vice President of Hispanic Markets. During her tenure at GPS, she has held various leadership roles in marketing communications, development, and admission. Currently, she serves as a strategic partner to the leadership team providing innovative thought and execution of strategies for school sustainability and prosperity.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Small is an Addy Award winner and in 2014 was named one of the top five Latina Executives of the Year by LATINA Style magazine. In 2015 she was the La Paz Latina Leader of the Year recipient. She has served on the board of Girls, Inc. and La Paz Chattanooga. She says, “I am fascinated by a school where girls gain confidence and learn how to respect themselves and others. At GPS, all adults, all resources, all efforts are invested in helping them become their best selves. That is powerful and life-changing!”