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Luis Miranda is stepping down as Director of Hispanic Media at the White House to return to the private sector as a communications consultant. The White House’s director of Hispanic media with helping to provide access not seen in previous administrations. . The White House expects to fill his post, he said.
Univision Communications Inc.,announced the formation of the Corporate Business Development Group. The new initiative will build on Univision’s growth and generate revenue opportunities by forging new partnerships with companies that recognize the benefits of investing in the Hispanic marketplace.The group will be led by Tonia O’Connor as president, Content Distribution and Corporate Business Development. In addition to these new responsibilities, she will continue to drive Univision’s content distribution efforts.“The creation of this group puts a laser focus on our efforts to expand our outreach to the many non-traditional outlets that now recognize the growth opportunity afforded to them by serving Hispanics,” said Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision Communications, Inc. “Because of the trust we have built with our audience, we are uniquely positioned to help companies make this important connection.” “Since joining Univision several years ago, Tonia has proven her ability to develop and grow business in her current role as president of Distribution Sales and Marketing,” said Falco.
ABC and Univision’s new Fusion network is creating a Board. Univision’s CEO Cesar Conde told TVNewsCheck. Conde is one of three Univision executives on the six-person board. The others are Isaac Lee, president of Univision News, and Andrew Hobson, senior EVP and CFO of Univision Communications. ABC is represented by Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News; Anne Sweeney, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group; and Kevin Mayer, EVP, corporate strategy and business development for Disney. The next big step will be the hiring of a CEO. Conde says the board is interviewing candidates, but he would not name names or hint at when the hire would be made.The next big step will be the hiring of a CEO. Conde says the board is interviewing candidates, but he would not name names or hint at when the hire would be made.
Telemundo 52-KVEA announced today that accomplished and award-winning journalist Edgar Muñoz has joined the station as co-anchor of its 6PM and 11PM Noticiero T52 weeknight newscasts. He will join current anchor Ana Patricia Candiani. Muñoz, a familiar face to Southern California audiences, brings a vast experience, solid integrity and proven credibility to the station’s daily newscast. Noticiero T52 airs weeknights at 6PM and 11PM on Telemundo 52- KVEA.”With more than 20 years in the news, Edgar Muñoz is an exceptional journalist who will bring to KVEA Telemundo 52 an incredible depth of news experience that includes covering high-profile events around the world,” said Celia Chavez, President and General Manager of Telemundo 52-KVEA Los Angeles. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the station and feel very confident that his deep knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Hispanic audience will be a great asset to our news team.”
The Summit Group Communications is pleased to welcome three new members to its team. Dan Fletcher, Sandra Gonzales and Amy Birkner are the latest additions to the firm’s advertising account department at its Salt Lake City headquarters. “The caliber of our new recruits is a reflection of the growth of our agency,” said Bill Paulos, founder and CEO of TSG. “The amount of talent here is nearly palpable it’s so prevalent. TSG’s clients are happier than they’ve ever been.”Fletcher returns to his home state of Utah after a number of years in New York City, working most recently with Edelman Digital where he developed and managed The AXE Voice Program. Before Edelman, Fletcher worked with VICE Media agency Virtue Worldwide on projects including Intel’s The Creators Project and Dell’s Motherboard and developed the Social Media Strategy for owned VICE Magazine properties. He got his start in advertising and digital marketing in the non-profit world, a passion he continues to support through pro-bono consulting.Gonzales, the agency’s newest advertising account supervisor, joins TSG with nearly 20 years in the business and skills in strategy, plan building, working with media and mentoring team members. She also has expertise with multicultural marketing. While with her former firm, HMC La Agency, she managed the grassroots strategy and implementation for Zions Bank Hispanic market for more than nine years, and Intermountain Healthcare Hispanic campaign “Vive” for more than six years. She holds a bachelor degree in journalism and communications from Externado de Colombia University in Bogota Columbia, and a second bachelor degree in business administration .Birkner joins TSG as an advertising account manager bringing a variety of high-tech and healthcare marketing related experiences. Most recently, she worked as a senior marketing manager for Henry Schein Practice Solutions and prior to that as manager, marketing communications for 3M Health Information Systems. Birkner graduated with degrees in both English and American Studies from the University of Mary Washington.