Erica Lauren Ortiz is a digital media guru & creative producer. Named as one of the nation’s top 20 female entrepreneurs, she is Senior Director of Digital Marketing & Business Development at Odyssey Media, servicing affluent & influential multicultural female audiences and working with over 30 of the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies.

Erica previously served as EVP at full-service branding and production firm Tranquil Water NY, Inc (TWNY). At TWNY, she led internal operations, and co-founded its content platform, GoBe.TV. As digital strategy lead, she worked with partners Grammy Winner Mario Winans, multi-billion dollar investment firm Mirach Capital Group, UMBC Department of Theatre, and Hairstyling by Joseph, among others.

An award-winning actress and playwright, Erica Lauren Ortiz has worked on over 50 productions in theater and film. She has been nominated for 9 acting awards and is a National Gold Medal Winner for Playwriting in the ACT-SO Competition. She has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center (DC), Rep Stage (MD), Amoralists Theater Company (NY), MTWorks (NY), T. Schreiber Studio (NY), the New York Fringe Festival, PS 122 (NY), Atlas Performing Arts Center (DC), Queens Theater in the Park (NY), among others.

Constantly expanding her portfolio, Erica is an accomplished digital producer, creating content for international tours, niche online audiences, and intimate live events. A graphic designer, web designer, Adobe After Effects wiz, video editor and digital marketer – she marries these diverse talents to create top-notch, branded online content.

Erica is a former member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, where she co-organized a 2006 rally on Capitol Hill of 700 youth to support the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, and delivered the obituary at the “Funeral for the “N” Word in 2007 in Detroit Michigan.

Originally from DC, Erica currently resides in Northern New Jersey. She is author of the forthcoming book, The Brandprint.