John Begert, Chief Marketing & Branding Office, SVP at V-Me., recently left the Spanish-language television network. V-Me Media Inc, operates a Spanish-language television network presented by public television stations in the United States and internationally. As Chief Marketing & Branding Officer for V-me, John was responsible for brand development, all on-air and off-air consumer and trade marketing, media and marketing partnerships, press and PR, as well as V-me’s digital initiatives.

Batanga, Inc. announced that Olivia Maloney, former Director of U.S. Hispanic Sales & Solutions for AOL Advertising, was named VP of Sales for the Eastern region. Maloney will be based out of Batanga Network's New York office and report directly to Chairman and CEO, Rafael Urbina. Batanga last spring made changes in its New York office. In May, Phil Frank, who was based in New York, left Batanga Networks, as we reported here. Maloney comes to Batanga Network from AOL Latino, where she was responsible for all AOL client and advertising initiatives in the U.S. Hispanic space, including audience sales, strategy and ad products. Maloney grew and developed relationships resulting in new Hispanic revenue streams from several Fortune 100 companies.

Juan Pablo Suarez, has been hired as Business Development Director at Media Brands Miami. Until recently Suarez worked in US Media Consulting as Ad-Sales Manager for print in Latin America. Suarez launched US Media Consulting’s Print Media Division in 2007.

Tatiana Koike has been prometed to Ad Sales Director at US Media Consulting. She has been with US Media Consulting for 3 years where she worked as Senior Ad Sales Manager for the Print Division. In addition, she has been responsible to spearhead US Media Consulting's Brazilian and Argentine clients.

FOXNewsLatino.com, set to debut this fall, has named Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush as its Senior Editor, announced Michael Clemente, Senior Vice President of News Editorial, FOX News. In making the announcement, Clemente said, "Alberto's extensive experience in the Latino media market will serve as a major asset to the launch of FOXNewsLatino.com this fall." Vourvoulias-Bush most recently served as Corporate Executive Editor of impreMedia, read related article here, where he planned online, multimedia and print editorial strategy for all impreMedia news brands including La Opinion of Los Angeles, El Diario/La Prensa of New York and their online news sites. He joined El Diario/La Prensa in 2005 serving as its Executive Editor overseeing the growth in the paper's readership in print and online. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Editor of TIME Magazine's Latin America Edition and Director, TIME Americas. There he assisted in managing the launch of TIME Magazine's Spanish and Portuguese language weekly supplements.

Javier E. Gomez is no longer Director of Marketing and Communications at the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, *TeatroStageFest*. Gomez will be moving on with personal projects through his own production company. His first venture will be the New York premiere production of "The Smell of Popcorn", the internationally-acclaimed play by Puerto Rican playwright José Luis Ramos Escobar. The show, a co-production between World Players Inc. and IATI Theater, runs September 9-19 in New York City.

San Antonio´s multicultural marketing agency Marketvision has named brand marketing veteran Frenchie Guajardo to lead agency innovation. As the new VP of Strategic Innovation, she will work with marketvision's clients to bring digital and shopper marketing to the forefront of their marketing efforts.

LATV Networks, the 3-year old national Hispanic television network, announced today that it has hired Andres Rincon as an Ad Sales Director based in its New York office.  Rincon brings over 9 years of Hispanic Media sales experience to his new position, and will report to LATV's Vice President of Sales & Distribution, David Morales

Susan Solano Vila was promoted to executive VP, marketing for Telemundo Communications Group. Susan Popper was named to succeed her as VP, marketing. In her new role as EVP of Marketing, Solano Vila will be responsible for the full scope of marketing activities across the Telemundo network and mun2.

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