Native of New Jersey, AJ Rios is the Marketing, Community and Engagement Manager for the Council of Urban Professionals. This will include producing and editing all of CUP’s marketing and online content, as well as, building sustainable community connections that will proliferate CUP’s mission for networking, developing corporate partnership opportunities and recruitment efforts through CUP’s online portal.

Prior to CUP, AJ worked at William Paterson University’s School of Continuing and Professional Education as Conference and Programs Coordinator where he identified, negotiated, and secured thought leaders in the tech and education spaces. Mr. Rios also coordinated and ran a highly successful Summer Youth Program for middle and high school students, which was funded by a 5-year grant through the City of Paterson to engage and introduce inner city youth to potential career pathways to success.

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
BA in Public Relations/Journalism
Class of 2011