Imagen Foundation Announces Its 10th Annual List of Powerful & Influential Latinos in the Entertainment Industry

LOS ANGELES, CA. — The Imagen Foundation, the nation’s leading organization promoting the advancement and positive portrayal of Latinos throughout all aspects of the entertainment industry, honors and recognizes industry executives who have distinguished themselves and set a standard of excellence in their respective fields of business, as well as helped pave the way for Latinos.

The 10th Annual Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment Reception took place Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the City Club Los Angeles. A complete list of this year’s honorees is attached.

“In the ten years, since we began this event, we have seen a significant increase in the Latino executive ranks. While this year we identified over 70 executives, our hope is to reach 100 next year. The Imagen Foundation salutes companies who understand the value of providing opportunities that result in tremendous. Imagen is deeply grateful to our sponsors who made this event possible,” said Helen Hernandez, President and Founder of the Imagen Foundation.

Among the sponsors of this year’s event are such prestigious entertainment and media entities as CBS, Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, Nielsen, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, Pantelion, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

For more information on this year’s list of Powerful & Influential Latinos, and The Imagen Foundation, please email info@imagen.org or call (626) 376-9751.

The following is a complete list of Honorees in alphabetical order:

2018 Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment

  • Cris Abrego, Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas and CEO, Endemol Shine North America, Endemol Shine
  • Cheche Alara, Music Composer, Producer, Musical Director, Conductor, Audito Media
  • Juan Alfonso, Vice President, Drama Development, ABC Studios
  • Michael Alicea, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, Nielsen
  • Edward Allen, Chief Operating Officer, Pantelion Films and Pantaya
  • Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President, Physical Production, Marvel Studios
  • Francisco Arias, Sr. Vice President, Business Affairs, CBS Television Studios
  • David Arroyo, Sr. Vice President, Global Head of Compliance, Discovery Inc.
  • Javier Avitia, Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, CBS Studios International
  • Alfredo Ayala, Research & Development Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Arturo Barquet, Senior Vice President and CFO of Productions, Theater and Music, Universal Pictures
  • Christine Benitez, Vice President, Brand Strategy & Multicultural Marketing, Paramount Pictures
  • Gloria Calderón Kellett, Co-Showrunner & Executive Producer, One Day at a Time
  • Dora Candelaria, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Film, eOne
  • Santiago Capdepont, Head of Operations, NBCUniversal Brand Development
  • Elizabeth Casanas, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, Showtime Networks, Inc.
  • Charlotte Castillo, Sr. Vice President, Global Franchise Planning, Nickelodeon
  • Jose Castro, Sr. Vice President of Apparel and Lifestyle Licensing and Global Collaborations, Nickelodeon
  • Fabian Castro, Sr. Vice President, Multicultural Marketing, Universal Pictures
  • Natalie Chaidez, Showrunner & Executive Producer, Queen of the South
  • Dennis Colón, Vice President, Ad Operations & Strategy, CBS Interactive
  • Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group & NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Julie Ann Crommett, Vice President, Multicultural Audience Engagement, The Walt Disney Studios
  • Alfonso Cueto, Vice President, Multimedia Sales, ESPN Latin America & US Hispanic
  • Jaime Dávila, President, Campanario Entertainment
  • Stacie M. de Armas, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Consumer Engagement, Nielsen
  • Nina Diaz, President, Programming & Development, MTV + VH1
  • Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks, Inc.
  • Marta Fernandez, Sr. Vice President, Original Programming, Starz
  • Rita Ferro, President, Advertising Sales, The Walt Disney Company
  • Johanna Fuentes, Executive Vice President, Communications, Showtime Networks, Inc.
  • David A. Garcia, Vice President, Business Affairs, Disney-ABC Television Group
  • Mónica Gil, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Tanya Giles, General Manager, Comedy Central
  • Suzanne Gomez, Sr. Vice President, Primetime Publicity, The CW
  • Phil Gonzales, Sr. Vice President, Communications, CBS Entertainment
  • Frank Gonzalez, Executive in Charge of Diversity Programs & Committees, Directors Guild of America
  • Enrique Guillen, Sr. Vice President, Development and Production, Universal Television Alternative Studio
  • Kiska Higgs, Sr. Vice President, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Focus Features
  • Sabrina Ishak, Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television
  • Erika Kennair, Vice President, Comedy Development, ABC Entertainment
  • Laurie Lopez Tixier, Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television
  • Claudia Lyon, Vice President, Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment
  • Yolanda Macías, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Digital Sales & Studio Relations, Cinedigm
  • Marcela Martin, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, National Geographic Partners
  • Valerie Masterson, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, The CW
  • Barbara Matos, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, CBS Corporation
  • Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs & Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment
  • Edy Mendoza, Sr. Vice President, Comedy Series Development, CBS Entertainment
  • Salvador Mendoza, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, NBCUniversal
  • Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution & Universal Networks International
  • Paul Montoya, President, Media Sales, CBS Television Distribution
  • Flavio Morales, Executive Vice President, Endemol Shine Latino, U.S. Initiatives, Endemol Shine
  • Erik Moreno, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Armando Nuñez, President & Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group
  • Edward James Olmos, Actor, Director, Founder, Latino Film Institute and Youth Cinema Project
  • Kenny Ortega, Producer, Director, Choreographer, The KO Company
  • Anita Ortiz, Vice President, Global Inclusion Strategy – West Coast, Viacom
  • Roxanne Pompa, Vice President, International Formats, CBS Studios International
  • Anhelo Reyes, Sr. Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Paramount Network
  • Alejandro Rincon, Chief Executive Officer, Endemol Shine Boomdog
  • Jolene Rodriguez, Development Executive, Screen Gems
  • Freddy Rolón, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Deportes
  • Romina Rosado, Sr. Vice President, Digital News, Telemundo, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Ana Salas Siegel, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Tanya Saracho, Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, Vida
  • Chachi Senior, Sr. Vice President, Alternative Series & Development, Paramount Pictures
  • Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Variety Chief Revenue Officer and Group Publisher & Sr. Vice President, Penske Media Corporation
  • Mireille Soria, President, Paramount Animation
  • Jose Tolosa, Chief Transformation Officer, Viacom
  • Mariela Ure, Chief Marketing Officer, Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Mario Vecchi, Chief Technology Officer, PBS
  • Eli Velazquez, Executive Vice President, Sports, Programming Production and Content, Telemundo Deportes, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Alex Almogabar Zahn, Vice President, Acquisitions, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Sony Pictures Entertainment
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