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Juan Chouza is ImpreMedia‘s new Digital Sales Director. Prior to this appointment, Chouza was Director, Global Partnerships (Consultant) at Leverage Agency.






Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., one of the largest publicly traded Hispanic Media Company in the United States, announced the leadership appointments of Elisa Torres as EVP, Aire Radio Networks and National Radio Sales and Michelle Marino, SVP, Aire Radio Networks and National Radio Sales, effective immediately.


In her expanded role, Torres will oversee the integration and development of the network and national radio business and sales operations. In addition, she will manage SBS’s national rep firm, Gen Media.Torres, one of the first women leaders in the company and the media industry, has been with SBS for over five years. She has led all aspects of the network radio operational strategy as well as all affiliate and syndication efforts. Prior to joining SBS, Torres was an executive for Cumulus Media/Formally ABC Radio Networks from 2004 to 2013.





In her new role as SVP, Aire Radio Networks and National Radio Sales, Michelle Marino, a sales veteran with over 20 years of experience, will be responsible for implementing all network and national sales strategies, including developing client relationships and creating competitive integrated marketing platforms to drive new revenue for SBS.Prior to joining AIRE Radio Networks/SBS, Marino was VP, sales for Univision Network Radio.







Ilia Calderón is replacing veteran Univision news anchor María Elena Salinas and becoming the first Afro-Latina to anchor an evening newscast for a major broadcast network in the U.S.She is a native of Colombia, where she once served as anchor of “Noticiero CMI.”In addition to succeeding Salinas on Noticiero Univision, Calderón will also serve as co-host of Univision’s prime-time newsmagazine Aquí y Ahora, which airs on Sunday nights, alongside Teresa Rodríguez.Calderón joined Univision 10 years ago as co-anchor of the weekend edition of its daily newsmagazine Primer Impacto, and in 2009 was promoted to co-host of the show’s principal weeknight edition.




Jim Zabel has been appointed senior VP, marketing at Volkswagen of America. He succeeds Vinay Shahani, who left earlier this year and is currently VP of integrated marketing at Toyota Motor North America. Zabel was most recently managing director of Omni Advertising, based in Los Angeles.






Kirk McDonald has been named CMO of AT&T’s new and unnamed advertising and analytics company. McDonald joins from supply-side platform PubMatic, where he was president. Prior to joining PubMatic in 2011, McDonald was president of digital at Time Inc.The new company is headed by long-time GroupM executive Brian Lesser, who was named its CEO and reports directly to AT&T Chairman-CEO Randall Stephenson.




Dentsu Aegis ad veteran Angela Steele has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer Of Carat. She will oversee the media agency’s product and tech strategies.Steele, who most recently served two years as Dentsu’s global product lead for the General Motors account, will be responsible for expanding on Carat’s product and technology strategies and will oversee the agency’s insights, strategy and innovation teams. She will report to Carat USA CEO Michael Epstein.



Full-service digital agency ICED Media announced that it has hired Aria Wright as Vice President, Client Partnerships. In this newly-created role, Wright will capitalize on the growing trend of agencies that practice the holistic life cycle of client relationships, from business development to retention and growth. She will lead ICED Media’s growing roster of global and Fortune 500 clients and oversee relationships with L’Oreal and Walmart. Wright will report to President and Co-Founder Leslie Hall.Prior to joining ICED Media, Wright served as Associate Vice President at Strategic Experiential Group.


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descargaAIRE Radio Networks, a division of Spanish Broadcasting System, has announced the appointments of Michelle Marino to Senior Vice President of Network Sales, and Erika Marrero to Vice President of Network Sales, reporting to Elisa Torres, Head of AIRE Radio Networks, effective immediately.  Marino and Marrero will be responsible for revenue generation efforts at AIRE Radio Networks and other SBS media platforms including MegaTV, LaMusica.com and SBS Entertainment.



michelleMarino started her career in media sales at several New York-based broadcasters. She most recently served as Vice President/Corporate Sales at Univision Radio.






erikaMarrero has excelled at increasing existing revenues and driving new business while maintaining key advertiser relationships across the country. She has an established reputation as an exemplary leader and specialist in strategic marketing solutions for the media industry.




lourdesAgency República has appointed Lourdes Mateo de Acosta as SVP of communications. She will lead the firm’s PR practice and counsel both agency leaders and its clients. Previously, she was a consultant to República and worked at agencies including Edelman, Weber Shandwick, FleishmanHillard, and Ketchum. Most recently, she was EVP and partner at H+M Communications, working on general market, U.S. Hispanic, and Latin American regional.

descarga (1)Entravision Communications Corporation has announced the promotion of Don Daboub to Executive Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions (EVP – IMS), Mountain Region, effective immediately. Daboub previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions (SVP – IMS), Colorado at Entravision. He will now lead and manage the Integrated Marketing Solutions team in the Mountain Region which includes Entravision assets in Phoenix, AZ; Colorado Springs, CO; Denver, CO; Wichita, KS; Albuquerque, NM; Las Vegas, NV and Reno, NV, and oversee all client-based marketing and sales campaigns for Entravision’s TV, radio and online platforms. He will be responsible for the development and execution of hyper-local marketing packages to help advertisers effectively engage the Total Hispanic Market across acculturation levels. Daboub will report directly to Mario M. Carrera, Entravision’s Chief Revenue Officer.


pardo-2016051608370867JACKSON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY  has appointed Emilio Pardo senior vice president, chief marketing and communications officer responsible for the strategy and direction of branding, marketing, and communications across the North American Business Unit (NABU) of Prudential plc. In this role, Pardo will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic framework to strengthen brand identification and guide innovation to deepen customer engagement with Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®) and its subsidiaries. Pardo will be based in Nashville, reporting to Barry Stowe, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential plc’s North American Business Unit.


scobeyThe World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) Board of Directors has announced that it has named Richard Scobey as the organization’s President, effective July 11, 2016. He will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership to guide WCF’s operations and to ensure fulfillment of its mission of promoting a sustainable cocoa sector worldwide.Scobey joins WCF after a successful career at the World Bank, which he first joined in 1986. Scobey assumes his duties after the December 31, 2015 departure of Bill Guyton, who guided WCF from its inception through its first 15 years.‎

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