LOS ANGELES (OCT. 14, 2015)— The Imagen Foundation, the nation’s leading organization promoting the advancement and positive portrayal of Latinos in front and behind the camera, today recognized distinguished business executives who have set a standard of excellence in the industry and helped pave the way for other Latinos. The 7th Annual Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment Reception was held today, Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the City Club Los Angeles, 555 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071.  Highlighting this year’s list include attendees: Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Publisher, Variety; Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment; Linda Guerrero, Managing Director, Targeted Entertainment Marketing and Promotions Division, 42West; Monica Escobedo, Entertainment Producer, ABC News/Good Morning America; Gabriel Brakin, Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Participant Media; and Rita Ferro, Executive Vice President, Disney Media Sales & Marketing, Disney Channels Worldwide.

“We have made great strides in the executive ranks and Imagen is proud to recognize our honorees’ accomplishments, as well as celebrate their companies’ success in providing opportunities,” said Helen Hernandez, President and Founder of the Imagen Foundation.

The event is sponsored by Nielsen, City National Bank, Comcast-NBCUniversal /Telemundo, CBS, Participant Media, and Disney ABC Television Group.

Established in 1996, the Imagen Foundation works to elevate the image and status of Latinos in the entertainment industry and serves as a liaison between the industry and the Latino community. The organization’s 30th Annual Imagen Awards held recently at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angelesaired on PBS SoCaL. The Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment reception is part of the organization’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration efforts.

Click here to see the full list of honorees.