LOS ANGELES (May 23rd, 2022) – The Imagen Foundation celebrated executives and influential Latinos at this weekend’s 12th Annual Influential Latinos in Media event, emceed by award-winning journalist Michelle Valles from KNBC4 Los Angeles, held at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. This event continues to bring to the forefront and honor the significant impact of Latinos and the vital role each executive has made within their company and the entertainment industry as a whole.

“For the last 25 years, the Imagen Foundation has worked to recognize Latino contributions to the entertainment industry through the annual Imagen Influential Latinos in Media celebration and honoring the impact executives from our community have on mainstream media. Their successes provide a path to inclusion for those who follow. We are proud to share this list of stellar and accomplished leaders,” said Helen Hernandez, President and Founder of the Imagen Foundation.

The Imagen Foundation is the nation’s leading organization recognizing Latinos in all facets of the entertainment industry. Influential Latinos in Media acknowledge the executives who continue to do the work necessary to help the advancement of Latinos in entertainment. Sponsors of this year’s reception included Variety, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, Telemundo Network Group, Fox Rothschild LLP, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, Paramount, and Nielsen.

For more information regarding The Imagen Foundation and Influential Latinos in Media, please visit www.imagen.org.

Nicolé Diaz Miller

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12th Annual Influential Latinos in Media Honorees

  • Cheche Alara, Music Composer, Producer, Director, Conductor, Audito Media
  • Truman Alfaro, Manager & Producer, Film & Entertainment Industry, The KO Company
  • Jill Allen, Sr. Vice President, Digital Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Leslie Arredondo, Director, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount Global
  • Karen Barroeta, Executive Vice President, Production & Development for Telemundo Global Studios, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Christine Benitez, Sr. Vice President, Multicultural Marketing and Branding, Paramount Pictures
  • Tracy Brennan, Motion Pictures Agent, Creative Artists Agency
  • Morgana Cabrera-Rosenberg, Vice President, Current Series, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television
  • Deborah Calla, Executive Producer, Calla Productions, Media Access Awards
  • Santiago Capdepont, Sr. Vice President, Consumer Products, APAC/China Brand Development, Universal Pictures
  • Victor Javier Caro, Vice President, Convergent Ad-Sales, Paramount Global
  • Jose Luis Castro, Sr. Vice President, Licensing & Consumer Products, Paramount
  • Alex Castro Enciso, Vice President, Video, Variety
  • Charise Castro Smith, Co-Director, Disney Animation Studios
  • Pete Corona, Director, Drama Development, Netflix Original Series, Netflix
  • Michael Crotty, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Paramount Premium Group, Showtime Networks Inc, BET Networks, Paramount Television Studios, Bellator
  • Jaime Davila, Executive Producer, Campanario Entertainment
  • Clayton Davis, Senior Awards Editor, Variety
  • Ronald Day, President of Entertainment & Content Strategy, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Stacie M. de Armas, Sr. Vice President, Diverse Intelligence & Initiatives, Nielsen
  • Bruno Del Granado, Head, Global Latin Music Touring Group, Creative Artists Agency
  • Ryan Draizin, Partner, TV Scripted, WME
  • Daniela Federman, Agent, TV Scripted, WME
  • Beau Ferrari, Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Germaine Franco, Composer, Disney Animation Studios
  • Jackie Gagne, Sr. Vice President, Multicultural Marketing, HBO Max, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Ruben Garcia, Co-Head, Cultural Business Strategy, Creative Artists Agency
  • Cristina Garza, Sr. Vice President, TV Development & Production, Endeavor Content
  • Patricia Gonzalez, Sr. Vice President, In-Theater Marketing, Paramount Pictures
  • Lauren Grossman, Vice President, Media & Talent Relations, Sony Pictures Television
  • Miguel Guerra, Counsel, TV, Endeavor Content
  • Veronica Hernandez, Product Manager, Inclusion Analytics, Nielsen
  • Zack Hernandez, Sr. Vice President & General Sales Manager, US Syndication Sales, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Kiska Higgs, President, Production and Acquisitions, Focus Features
  • Rochelle Holguin Cappello, Sr. Vice President, Creative Music Strategy , Paramount
  • Christina Jokanovich, Sr. Vice President, TriStar Television, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Marc Juon, Vice President, Creative, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Virginia Lazalde-McPherson, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Showtime Networks Inc.
  • María Margarita López, Director of Marketing, Partnerships & Variety Intelligence Platform, Variety
  • Rudy Lopez Negrete, Agent, Creative Artists Agency
  • Claudia Lyon, Executive Vice President, Talent & Casting, CBS
  • Adam Martinez, Vice President, Drama Development, CBS Studios
  • Salvador Mendoza, Vice President, Corporate Diversity and Inclusion, NBCUniversal
  • Yvett Merino, Producer, Disney Animation Studios
  • Diana Mogollón, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Stage 13 / WBTV
  • Daniel Molina, Talent Agent, WME
  • Flavio Morales, Executive Vice President, Endemol Shine Latino, U.S. Initiatives, Endemol Shine Latino
  • Jennifer Ortega, Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, BET Networks/BET+/BET Studios
  • Luis Ortiz, Managing Director, Latino Public Broadcasting
  • Karla Pita Loor, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Inclusion & Social Responsibility, Banijay Americas
  • Roxanne Pompa, Vice President, International Formats, Paramount Global
  • Gloria Ponce, Sr. Creative Executive, Warner Bros Discovery
  • Areli Quirarte, Sr. Vice President, Music, Paramount Pictures
  • Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones, Sr. Creative Executive, Disney Animation Studios
  • Gloria Rico-Hann, Executive Vice President, Global Publicity, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Jolene Rodriguez, President, Broken English Productions
  • Manny Rodriguez, Vice President, Production Health and Safety, Endeavor Content
  • Sara Rodriguez, Sr. Vice President, Documentaries, HBO
  • Ana Salas-Siegel, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Carlos Salcines, Vice President, Multicultural Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Frank Salinas, Head of Unscripted Post Production, US/Expansion/Specialty, Amazon Studios
  • Yvette Urbina, Vice President, Equity & Inclusion, Content & Pipeline, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Ivan Valverde, Sr. Vice President, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Heidy Vaquerano, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Jessica Vargas, Director, Multicultural Marketing, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Felipe Vega, Sr. Creative Director, Global Consumer Products, Paramount Global
  • Eli Velazquez, Executive Vice President Sports, Programming Production and Content, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Ligiah Villalobos, Producer & Writer

About The Imagen Foundation

Established in 1996, The Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Foundation works to support and encourage the inclusion of Latino talent, executives, and voices in all aspects of the creative process in entertainment media to assure accurate, meaningful portrayals of the Latino community, celebrate individuals and entities who elevate the image and status of Latino talent in front of and behind the camera, and serves as a liaison between the industry and the Latino community by providing access, education, and resources. For more information visit www.imagen.org.

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