Gypsy Gallardo is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government with a Masters in Public Policy (dual concentrations in Political & Economic Development and International Trade & Finance); and of the Whitney Young College of Leadership at Kentucky State University with a BA degree (double major in English Literature and Liberal Arts).
Though she is best known for her role as Publisher of the Power Broker, the most widely circulated magazine targeting African Americans in Florida’s Tampa Bay region, Gypsy’s career is dedicated to advancing America toward sustainable and broad-based economic prosperity for all.
Her work has strategically focused on the design and evaluation of cutting-edge investments and programming that move the needle of progress in areas such as accelerating job creation, speeding small business growth, and improving the health of low-performing community economies.
Gypsy has held executive positions with trailblazing organizations in the fields of economic, commercial, workforce, political and business development, as well as education advocacy. Among them, she was Vice President of Development for Urban Development Solutions and of International Enterprise Development.
In St. Petersburg, she serves as CEO of the 2020 Plan to reduce poverty by 30% by the 2020 Census in South St. Petersburg – an area identified by officials as the largest of five high poverty zones in Pinellas County, Florida.
Across Florida and the nation, her firm – Urban Market Analytics – specializes in designing, funding and evaluating large-scale initiatives and programs in the fields of workforce development, micro & small business development and commercial development.
She is the recipient of two dozen awards for leadership and service, and is a mother of four adult children, including two nephews she helped raise.