HERB SOSA       herb@ambiente.us

A proven track record in verbal & written
communications and excellent public
relations/cause marketing successes

Community activist, Miami historian, preservationist and  
freelance writer, Herb Sosa is a founding member of, and
currently serves as President of Unity Coalition|Coalición
Unida.   Sosa also is Publisher|Editor-In-Chief of AMBIENTE
Magazine, the first &
only LGBT publication offered in English, Spanish & Portuguese, produced bi-monthly,
offered free of charge, and distributed digitally around the globe to
thousands of our readers.
Mr. Sosa brings over 20 years of corporate and not-for-profit leadership experience in the
Previously, Mr. Sosa was Corporate Creative Director for Burdines Dept. stores, was
Executive Director of Miami Design Preservation League and the Art Deco Weekend
Festival in Miami Beach.
In 1995 Mr. Sosa created and developed the Ba-Balu Store concept in Miami & Miami
Beach, earning the store the unique distinction of being named one of
Conde Nast Traveler Magazines top 100 destinations in the world in 1996.   Mr. Sosa has
receive various career and personal accolades from his peers, including
the Up and Comers Business Leaders Award (1996), City of Miami Beach Herb Sosa
Day proclamation (1997), and featured in Cafe Con Leche, a documentary on first-
generation Cuban-Americans (1996).  Sosa served as chairman of Miami Beach's
Historic Preservation Board for over six years, and has served on the Board of Directors
of the Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach Community Development Corp.,
Shelbourne & Fernwood HIV/AIDS Housing, and variety of other organizations throughout
South Florida.  While president of Dade Heritage Trust, Sosa was honored to be involved
in the restoration and re-lighting of the 1925 Cape Florida lighthouse in Key Biscayne,
culminating with a Gala Re-Lighting Ceremony in July 1996, capping Miami's Centennial
In January 2004, Herb Sosa was named one of Tentaciónes Magazines Top Ten Latina/o
activists in the U.S. and in 2005 was named one of OUT magazines Top 100 LGBT
Activists and featured on LOGO TV.  On April 2008 Sosa was named Terra.com's Activist
of the Month.
In 2009 Sosa received a City Proclamation from Miami Beach - Herb Sosa Day - for his
community work, was nominated for a Glaad Media Award in 2009 for Outstanding Digital
Journalism for his work in Ambiente Magazine and was named one of the 25 Most
Influential GLBT Latinos in the U.S. by miapogeo.com.
On December 1, 2009 - World AIDS Day- U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
recognizes Herb Sosa personally for his work in the community, along with that of Unity
Coalition and Ambiente Magazine, as she addressed the U.S. House of Representatives.
Currently Sosa is once again serving as chairman of the City of Miami Beach's Historic
Preservation Design Review Board and in May 2011was named one of 5 "People To
Know" in Miami Beach by the Miami Herald.

Herb Sosa is Editor in Chief & Publisher for AMBIENTE.