2017 Advisory Board

Dorinda Walker

Director Consumer Strategy & Key Initiatives Multicultural Marketing Prudential’s U.S. Businesses


Alex Sensation

DJ and radio personality


Richard Montañez

Director of multicultural Sales and Marketing - North America, PepsiCo


Nydia J. Sahagún

Senior Vice President, Head of Diverse Segments, Wells Fargo Corporation


Carlos Orta

Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Carnival Corporation


Ozzie Areu

President, Tyler Perry Studios


Jonathan Guerin

Senior Public Relations Manager, United Airlines


Steve Barrett

Editorial Director, PRWeek


Claudia Gonzalez Romo

Global Communications, UNICEF and Chairman of the Hispanicize CMO Summit


Carolina Santamarina

Vice-President of Sales & General Manager, SBS Miami


Alberto Mendoza

Executive Director, National Association of Hispanic Journalists


Mekahlo Medina

President National Association of Hispanic Journalists


Hugo Balta

Senior Director Multicultural Content ESPN


Veronica Villafañe

Founder Editor and Publisher Media Moves


Gloria Rodriguez,

President, Comunicad


Luis Gonzalez

President, Ccom Group


David Duckenfield

Partner, Balsera Communications


Federica Narancio

President of NAHJ South Florida


Pilar Portela

Director of Sponsorship and Events for NAHJ South Florida


Damià S Bonmatí

Secretary and Treasurer of NAHJ South Florida


Janisse Martinez

Social Media Director of NAHJ South Florida


Mara Fernandez

Associate Publisher/Senior Director for U.S. Hispanic/Latin America, PRODU


Servio Fernandez

CEO, BTL Network


Mike Valdes-Fauli

President & CEO, Pinta


Natalie Boden

Managing Director and Founder Boden PR


Carlos A. Correcha

General Manager Edelman Miami Public Affairs Lead Latin America


Kety Esquivel

Senior Vice President – US Hispanic Consumer and Tech Practice, Edelman


Jose R. Villa

President Sensis


Steve D. Nivet

Area President South Florida, Regions Financial Corporation


Yvonne Lorie

National President of the Hispanic Public Relations Association and President of ReFresh PR


Jorge A. Ortega

Executive Vice-President Managing Director Miami Market Leader Burson-Marsteller


Jorge A. Plasencia

Co-founder Chairman and CEO República


Calixto Chinchilla

Director of Hispanicize Film Showcase and Executive Director of the New York International Latino Film Festival


Audrey Ponzio

President, APC Collective


Cristy Clavijo-Kish

Chief Development Officer Hispanicize Media Group


Katherine Johnson Gunn

Director, Hispanicize Music Festival, Co-Founder & Partner, Hispanicize Media Group


Vincent Betancourt

Film & Entertainment Commissioner, City of Miami


Josè Hernández Falcón

Journalist Blog Evangelist


Jay Mendoza

Digital Creator


Matt Cherry

Publisher, iBlog Magazine


George “Urban Jibaro” Torres


Ron Grant

CEO, Synergy Workspaces