Changing Places: Lauren Zalaznick, Manny Garcia, Ingrid Reyes, Alex Sanchez
People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.
NBC Universal executive Lauren Zalaznick will be leaving the media company after less than a year in a job focusing on digital initiatives, CEO Steve Burke said in a memo on Friday. Zalaznick, 50, had been at NBC Universal for 12 years and is the latest executive to exit the company as part of a reshuffling by Burke. Comcast has owned NBC Universal in its entirety since March. Zalaznick’s current direct reports in her digital portfolio will be divvied up by Cesar Conde, the former Univision programming exec who joined NBCU International earlier this month, and Jeff Shell, the NBCU Intl. topper who will move back across the pond to become chairman of Universal Film Entertainment Group in January. Zalaznick will stay at the company during an unspecified transition period and then move on to a consulting role, according to Burke's memo obtained by Reuters on Friday.
Laura Desmond, CEO of Publicis Groupe media agency network Starcom MediaVest Group, has resigned from the board of video ad tech company Tremor Video. She gave her notice in August and her departure from the video ad network was effective September 26, 2013. She had served as a member of Tremor's board since January 2012. This summer, observers flagged Ms. Desmond's board position as a conflict-of-interest, but Ms. Desmond has remained mum about the criticism that erupted.
El Nuevo Herald's executive editor Manny Garcia is exiting El Nuevo Herald to join the Naples Daily News. In a memo first reported by Random Pixels, Herald publisher David Landsberg told the newsroom that Garcia was set to leave after 23 years with the company.An El Nuevo story later confirmed his departure was to take over at the Scripps-owned Daily News on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Laura Martinez has accepted a job as the New York City-based Senior Editor of CNET en Español. Martinez will no longer work as Portada's Senior Correspondent.
Univision announced two appointments to its executive team ; Rick Ehrman, a 20-year industry veteran, has joined the Company as executive vice president of Corporate Business Development and Jennifer Ball, who joined Univision in 2008, has been promoted and named executive vice president of Content Distribution Marketing and Partnerships. Both executives will be based in New York and report to Tonia O’Connor, president, Content Distribution and Corporate Business Development.
The National Hispanic Corporate Council announced the appointment of Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier as its new Executive Director. Hinojosa Mier comes to NHCC with more than nine years of nonprofit executive leadership and corporate development experience. He will provide day-to-day leadership, vision, and strategic direction in growing the organization's membership within Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as strengthening the organization's initiatives in the area of corporate best practices as it relates to the growing importance of the U.S. Hispanic market.
Cisneros announced the appointment of Victor Kong as President of Cisneros Interactive, a division incorporating the organization’s initiatives and developments in the digital world, including its mobile and online advertising networks, Adsmovil and RedMas, respectively, serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. Victor will report directly to Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros, and be based, along with his team, at the corporate headquarters in Miami, Florida. In addition to undertaking the leadership of Cisneros Interactive, Victor will retain his responsibilities as Chief Digital Officer
Multicultural media placement firm EPMG announced the appointment of Ingrid Reyes to its executive team in the role of executive vice president, director of client solutions, strategy, and value. Ingrid will take the lead in client specific cross-platform media strategy, leveraging EPMG's capabilities from print media to full scope digital solutions and content marketing.In addition, EPMG announced that Alejandro “Alex” Sánchez is joining EPMG as Executive Vice President and Director of Hispanic Media and Custom Publishing. Sánchez's main focus will be put on driving growth in digital and print integrated platforms. He will oversee EPMG's national sales team. Sanchez joins EPMG, a leading print and digital media placement firm in the multicultural space, from The Houston Chronicle's La Voz, where he was the publisher and general manager.
Ivonne Kinser has joined Haggar Clothing Co. in the role of Digital Marketing & PR Director. A native of Venezuela, Ivonne brings to Haggar more than fifteen years of experience in comprehensive brand, social and digital marketing working with Fortune 500 companies including American Airlines, Home Depot and Unilever as well as with technology and e-commerce startups in the retail, fashion and investment industries.