A Celebration of Latino PR History
Join us and the Hispanic Public Relations Association, NYC, for our third annual celebration of LatinoPRHistory, featuring talks by leading PR professionals in the Latino community. This year our focus will be the role of communications in political advocacy, past, present and future — a topic of critical significance for Latino communities today.
Where: 85 Broad Street, Penthouse
When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A special wine and cheese networking reception will follow the reception.
Our keynote speaker, Sindy Benavides, CEO of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). As the nation's oldest and most prominent Latino civil rights organization, Lulac has been front and center in the crises faced by Latino communities today — from the mass shooting in El Paso to the ICE raids in Mississippi. Sindy believes that today's political environment presents unprecedented challenges for Latino communities throughout the country, and Communications has a huge role to play in helping advocate for social justice and equality.
The program also includes Catherine Hernandez Blades, SVP, Chief ESG & Communications Officer, Aflac, and Mike Fernandez, CEO, Llorente & Cuenca.
The panelists include, in alphabetical order:
Sara Banda, Associate Director of Public Relations, United Technologies
Troy Blackwell Jr., Award winning publicist, Obama White House alum, and Senior Director, PRSA
Darcy Brito, Business PR Manager, Corporate Communications, Aflac
Alberto Canal, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Panasonic
Manny Cedeno, Senior Account Executive, Finn Partners
Andy Checo, Associate Vice President, Havas Formulatin; President, HPRA USA
Nicole Cueto, Esq., Head of Public Relations & Communications, North America, Revolut
Rosanna Fiske, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo
Chantal Gomez, Senior Account Executive, Finn Partners
Berenice Gonzales, Senior Account Executive, Havas Formulatin
Rosa J. Nunez, Senior Vice President, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, North America, BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe)
Oscar Suris, Executive Managing Director, C-Suite & Crisis Strategy, Zeno Group
The Celebrating Latino PR history event is sponsored in part by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Talkwalker, California State University Fullerton, Finn Partners, Aflac, and University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
This event will be live streamed on our Facebook page.