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Connie Gonzalez

  By Dawn Robinette, APR  |  Photography by David Teran     With a quick smile, Brooks’ Chief Strategy Officer Connie Gonzalez is centered, polished, and poised. Her storytelling pulls you in, making it easy to see why she was a successful television reporter. But ask her a question about Brooks, and she positively radiates with passion and enthusiasm.   “A big reason I got into the news business was being able to tell stories, especially for those that may not be able to speak up or tell it for themselves,” she explains. “I’m inspired by impact. The tie from news to what I do now is still people-focused. When I started at Brooks, we had focus groups, meetings with the businesses, with community members already here, and potential residents and businesses. We had organic conversations about Brooks, leading to our first marketing campaign. We hired models for that first …

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