A former Marine, forever Chicana, and loyal Boyle Heights native, Ingrid Duran appreciates the importance of representation and having a seat at the table. As CEO & Co-founder of D&P Creative Strategies, Ingrid puts her passions into action, fighting on behalf of clients and causes that make a difference for communities of color.
Ingrid curates the firm’s leadership and strategy with poise and precision, aligning D&P’s compassionate mission with meaningful political impact. A skilled advocate for both the public and private sectors, she builds on her experience to yield solutions that move the needle in modern and innovative ways. Through the Familia es Familia advocacy campaign, Ingrid played a significant role in changing the narrative around gay marriage, building broad coalition support, and ultimately contributing to the landmark Supreme Court case granting equal marriage rights for all.
She’s no novice to change-making. Before co-founding D&P, Ingrid was President & CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ D.C. office. After serving our country in the Marine Corps, Ingrid further dedicated her career to public service in Congress. She worked under the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, on the House Banking Committee under the leadership of then-Chairman Henry B. Gonzalez, and as Legislative Assistant for former Representative Gene Green.
Her efforts as a dynamic, steadfast leader and advocate for the LGBTQ+ and Latino communities have garnered her national accolades and numerous honors, including:
- The Premio Dignidad Award from LLEGO;
- Recognition as the Nation’s 100 most influential and powerful Hispanics for HISPANIC and PODER magazines;
- Latina of Excellence acknowledgement by HISPANIC magazine;
- Hispanic Women’s Corporation and The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 2012 Leadership Award;
- Latino Magazine 2013 Power Players recognition;
- Working Mother Magazine’s Legacy Award; and
- Hispanic VIP’s Premio a la Excelencia for her work in the Hispanic community.
In 2014, Latino Magazine recognized her as one of the Top 10 leaders in the Latino community, and People en Español named her one of the 25 Most Powerful Latinas in the country. Ingrid has also been named one of The Hill’s top lobbyists in Washington, DC each year since 2018.
She holds a Bachelor of Science from Park University and a certificate from Harvard Business School’s Executive Program and Harvard JFK School of Government’s Executive Program. Ingrid spends her spare time boating, painting, and spending time with her wife and partner, Catherine, and their dog-child Allegro Pino Duran (also known as Prince Pino) at their home in Maryland.