Batanga, Inc the Hispanic-focused online media company based in Miami, Florida, announced that Lynda Clarizio was appointed to the company's board of directors. With broad experience leading one of the industry's largest digital advertising platforms, Ms. Clarizio will provide a wealth of knowledge and support to the company.
H&R Block announced that Luis Altuve has joined the company as the vice president of multi-cultural business development. In this role, Altuve will drive business growth through outstanding client experience, relevant products and value proposition.
Altuve joins H&R Block from TMSW, a global marketing agency, where he led consulting efforts to grow the U.S. multi-cultural business for McDonald's.
Flavio Morales has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Programming & Production for mun2. In his new role, Morales will have the added responsibility of overseeing both West Coast and East Coast Production teams for the network.
Grupo Latino de Radio (GLR) announced that Michael Norris joined its station in Southern California, W Radio, as National Sales Manager. He will develop national accounts, sales strategy, sponsorships and advertising sales for the station.
Camela Galano has been named to the newly created position of President, Warner Bros. International Film Acquisitions, it was announced today by Richard Fox, Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros.
Galano will be responsible for acquiring the rights (across all media – theatrical, home entertainment, television and digital) to non-Warner Bros.-produced English-language films for release.
Matt Creasey and Rolando Figueroa have been named to lead Endemol Worldwide Distribution's North American initiatives in a new Los Angeles office.
Creasey has been promoted from his role as director of sales at Endemol International to executive director of Americas, Asia, Australia and New Zealand for Endemol Worldwide Distribution
Figueroa joins Creasey's team as sales director for Latin America and Spanish-speaking U.S. for EWD, where he will be responsible for rights exploitation in those territories. Figueroa previously served as vice president of international sales at Carsey-Werner Distribution, as well as director of sales at MGM Networks Latin America.
The New York Times Media Group has announced that effective immediately Yasmin Namini will add the responsibilities of general manager, reader applications, to her role as senior vice president, marketing and circulation. As general manager, reader applications, she will oversee a new division that will give an operational and financial home to The Times’s products that offer a digital reading experience similar to a print platform.
Esteban Contreras has been named social media manager at Samsung Electronics. He had been technology and business consultant at Amdocs Inc.