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6e13e4a8aff0a7052e2b43b2568d72b7_400x400Variety Latino has announced the addition of Yoselin Acevedo as Managing Editor. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Acevedo will oversee the site’s editorial direction and staff management. Acevedo comes from People en Españ, where she was Deputy Executive Digital Editor.In addition to her editorial duties, Acevedo will also work directly with Marcus Reynaga, Head of Digital Sales, to provide solid editorial offerings and ensure continued traffic & revenue stream growth.

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 11.26.02 AMMiguel Angel Chala
 has been appointed as Director of Strategy of New Business at Rabinovici & Associates, a South Florida Advertising and Integrated Marketing Agencies. He will report directly to Ester Rabinovici, Principal officer of the agency. His broad experience in media, publishing and business development will be the key to expand the global network of clients the agency has acquired succesfully during the past 15 years. Prior to joining this firm, Chala worked for Latin Trade Group, Televisa Publishing and BrandInk Media in Puerto Rico.

Vice Media has hired a former Discovery Communications executive to oversee the youth-focused media group’s international expansion, including a push into television.James Rosenstock has joined the Brooklyn-based company as executive vice-president for international and corporate development. At Discovery he oversaw a US$3bn portfolio of international deals, including the US TV company’s acquisitions of Eurosport and SBS Nordic. Mr Rosenstock also worked at Sony and Credit Suisse.


mWAUsmjI_400x400Tribune is  parting company with Austin Beutner, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times. Mr Beutner led Tribune’s US$85m acquisition of the San Diego Union-Tribune, a move that brought together the leading newspapers in California’s two largest cities. Beutner will be replaced by Tim Ryan, until recently publisher of The Baltimore Sun.


descargaUnited Continental Holdings, Inc. has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. Munoz has worked for brands like AT&T, Pepsico and The Coca-Cola Company. He most recently served as president and chief operating officer of CSX Corporation. Munoz also served as a director at CSX. He has served on the board of directors for United Continental Holdings, Inc. since 2010 and served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines, Inc. since 2004.

Meyer PicThe board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors.




descarga (1)The company also announced that Jeff Smisek has stepped down from his roles as chairman, president and chief executive officer, and as a director.

These changes are effective immediately.



Craig_GellerAzteca America has appointed Craig A. Geller to Executive Vice President, Network Sales and Digital, effective immediately. Geller will report to Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America, and will be based in New York. He succeeds Court Stroud.Read more.



17321_1Manuel E. Machado, CEO and co-founder of MGSCOMM, is no longer involved in the day-to-day of Common Ground / MGS.Commonground/MGS is a holding company begun by Al Garcia-Serra, chairman and co-founder of MGSCOMM, Miami; Ahmad Islam, co-founder and managing partner of commonground, Chicago; Manuel E. Machado, CEO and co-founder of MGSCOMM; Manny Vidal, president and CEO of The Vidal Partnership, New York; and Sherman Wright, co-founder and managing partner of Commonground, Hispanic PR Blog reported.



bio1039Irene Oria, a special counsel in the Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP’s Miami office, has been elected National Finance Director for The Hispanic National Bar Association.Ms. Oria was sworn in for the one-year term of National Finance Director during HNBA’s annual convention September 2 – 5 in Boston.In the position of National Finance Director, Ms. Oria chairs one of the organization’s most important committees.  Ms. Oria has more than 10 years of experience in complex commercial business litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals.  She has represented domestic and international public and private companies in contract-related and business tort disputes, and has recently focused on Securities and Financial Services litigation, including nationwide class and multi-district litigation.Prior to joining Stroock, Ms. Oria was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, Civil Division. Ms. Oria earned her J.D. from Cornell University Law School, where she was managing editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and received her B.A. from Columbia University.


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