Mario is currently the Vice President Public Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility for MTV Networks Latin America. Mario was born in El Salvador and completed his graduate studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University. He worked as assistant Director of U.S. Hispanic Marketing and Advertising at MCI Telecommunications, then moving on to become the Regional Marketing and Advertising Manager for Sprint International for Latin America.
Mario left Corporate America to create a line of Aromatherapy skin care, and after seven years, he sold his business and decided to spend his time in humanitarian causes, creating the Latin American Cultural Space in Washington, DC and becoming Minister of Cultural Affairs at the Embassy of El Salvador. Mario serves on numerous boards including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Miami, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and the Many Hats Institute and serves on the official Welcome Committee for Art Basel Miami Beach. Mario currently serves as Honorary Consul of El Salvador in the United States and has received prestigious awards such as Distinguished Salvadoran and a Ten Year recognition from the National Gallery of Art.