Marylouise Serrato is Executive Director of American Citizens Abroad. Serrato was born and raised in San Francisco, California. After graduating from San Francisco State University she began a career in communications management working for over ten years for three San Francisco-based firms; Allen & Dorward & Co, BBD&O and McCann-Erickson. Marylouise was responsible for the management of a variety of consumer goods and services accounts, new product development and test marketing. In 1994 Maylouise and her family moved to Brussels, Belgium and in 2001 to Geneva, Switzerland. Marylouise is Executive Director of ACA and manages the office at the Geneva headquarters. Marylouise continues working in communications, managing freelance marketing projects. She also teaches Business English for Berlitz Language schools. Marylouise is married and has three children and enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling.