What: Monica Lozano leaves Impremedia after 30 years. Francisco Seghezzo, will become CEO of the company.
Why it matters: Monica Lozano has been at the helm of major Hispanic newspapers, first at La Opinion and later at impreMedia, for three decades. The move reflects Argentina’s La Nacion taking over the top management position at impreMedia after a 2 year transition phase.
ImpreMedia announced that Monica C. Lozano will depart as CEO of the company and as Publisher of La Opinión. She will remain as Chair of the Board of impreMedia’s parent company, US Hispanic Media Inc. The move will enable Lozano, who has been leading impreMedia or its predecessor properties for nearly 30 years, to pursue new career interests. ImpreMedia’s Chief Operating Officer, Francisco Seghezzo, will become CEO of the company effective June 1st.
Lozano began her career in 1985 with Los Angeles Spanish-language, daily newspaper La Opinión, owned at the time by the Lozano family, working her way up to become publisher in 2004. In 2010, she was named CEO of impreMedia, and in that capacity she led the transformation of impreMedia from a newspaper business to a multi-media, multi-platform, content company. In 2012, impreMedia was acquired by Argentina’s La Nación through its subsidiary, US Hispanic Media Inc. What did mean the purchase?
“I’ve spent almost 30 years with this company and want to take on new challenges,” said Lozano. “I’m extremely proud of all that we’ve accomplished at impreMedia, but there are times in one’s career when change feels right. With Francisco’s capable leadership and proven track record of success, this transition comes at the right time with the right person in place. I’m eager to pursue other opportunities that are ahead. Retaining my role as Chair of US Hispanic Media Inc. while I explore those opportunities is a prospect that I relish.”
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