Alex Banks, until recently Managing Director for Latin America at ComScore in New York, recently relocated to Sao Paulo (Brazil), where he now is leading ComScore’s Brazilian office. His position now is MD-Brazil, VP Latin America.

Alvaro Palacios is the new VP Sales & Operations – Americas at Prisa in Miami. Spanish multimedia company Prisa is looking to expand its digital presence in the Americas. Until recently Palacios worked as Regional Director of Business Development at Terra Networks USA and Latin America.

Dieste has announced that Greg Knipp has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Mr. Knipp, who officially starts in the Dallas-based agency on December 1, 2010, is already actively transitioning into his new post.

Miguel Angel Pascual Amorrosta, current Director of Marketing and Communications for Unión Radio has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Grupo PRISA. In his new position, Pascual will coordinate all marketing policies and strategies of PRISA and will manage, in coordination with the various business units, the brand portfolio of PRISA, looking to maintain and strengthen its competitive position in the market. In his new role, Pascual will report directly to Andres Cardó, Director of Corporate Development, Sales and Marketing.

Juan Pablo Alvarez Nespereira, currently CEO of the radio operations in the US, has been appointed Director of Corporate Marketing of Unión Radio (Grupo PRISA’s radio division) and holds responsibilities for Latin America and Spain.

Carlos Azcarate, born in Colombia, who until now has held the position of Operations Manager for Union Radio in Argentina, has been appointed as the new CEO for the US and will be based in Miami.

Joanna Hernandez is the new president of UNITY, Journalists of Color. She succeeds Barbara Ciara. Joanna, who was most recently serving on the board as Vice President, is a Multiplatform Editor at The Washington Post. She previously worked as copy editor for The Record and the Herald News in New Jersey.

FOX Deportes has announced that Francisco Pazmiño joins FOX as the new Vice President of Programming Acquisitions, while Raul Palma assumes the role of Vice President of Production. Pazmiño joins FOX Deportes from ESPN International where he served as the Director of Programming.  While in that role, Pazmiño was responsible for the programming strategy of the ESPN television networks in Latin America. “He brings an all-encompassing knowledge and understanding of Latin American and US Hispanic television markets”, said the company.

María J. Ramírez, formerly of Rogers & Cowan with the Latin Music division, has joined Edelman Multicultural as Senior Account Executive based in New York.

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