CBS’s Nina Tassler, ABC’s Juan Alfonso Honored as Imagen Foundation’s Influential Latinos

Lisa Ayala-Williams, Javier Avitia and Phil Gonzales are also among the honorees to be celebrated on Oct. 7

CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler and Juan Alfonso, vice president – drama, ABC Studios are among the entertainment industry professionals who’ve been named to the Imagen Foundation’s annual list of Most Powerful and Influential Latinos in Entertainment.

The list also includes Lisa Ayala-Williams, the vice president, worldwide creative services at Walt Disney Studios, among many others.

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“We applaud these individuals on our list who, through their talent, expertise, and diligence of purpose, have earned their way to managing significant levels of responsibility in their organizations from networks, studios, talent agents and managers,” Imagen Foundation president and founder Helen Hernandez said of this year’s honorees.

“As our population and our sphere of influence continues to grow nationally, it is critical that we have a place in this impactful industry, which provides information, educational programming and entertainment.”

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The list recognizes Latinos who are executives, agents or managers who have succeeded in primarily-mainstream entertainment.

This year’s honorees will be celebrated at a cocktail reception on Tuesday at the City Club in Los Angeles.

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Read the full list of honorees below.

2014 Entertainment Industry’s Most Powerful & Influential Latinos

Jess Aguirre, Sr. Vice President, Research & Media Planning, Crown Media Family Networks

Juan Alfonso, Vice President – Drama, ABC Studios, Disney ABC Television

Michael Alicea, Sr. Vice President, Global Human Resources, Nielsen

David Arroyo, Sr. Vice President, Legal Affairs & Internal Audit, Scripps Networks Interactive

Javier Avitia, Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, CBS Studios International

Lisa Ayala-Williams, Vice President, Worldwide Creative Services, The Walt Disney Studios

Arturo Barquet, Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Productions, Theater and Music, Universal Pictures

Carlos Carreras, Vice President, Talent, APA Agency

Fabian Castro, Sr. Vice President, Multicultural Marketing, Universal Pictures

Joey Chavez, Vice President, Drama Development, NBC Entertainment

Cesar Conde, Executive Vice President, Business Development, NBCUniversal

Vincent Cordero, Chief Operating Officer, HBO Latin America

Maitee Cueva, Vice President, Programming and Development, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Christina Davis, Executive Vice President, Drama Development, CBS Entertainment

Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

Rita Ferro, Executive Vice President, Disney Media Sales and Marketing, Disney Channels Worldwide

Richard Frey, Sr. Vice President, Executive Creative Director, CW

Johanna Fuentes, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Public Relations, Showtime Networks Inc.

Monica Gil, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Multicultural Growth & Strategy, Nielsen

Phil Gonzales, Sr. Vice President, Communications, CBS Entertainment

Enrique Guillen, Sr. Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC Entertainment

Ray Gutierrez, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, CBS Television Networks

Christy Haubegger, Agent, Creative Artists Agency

Fernando J. Hernandez, Sr. Vice President, Alternative Development, NBC Entertainment

Jacqueline Hernández, Chief Marketing Officer, Hispanic Enterprises & Content, NBCUniversal

James Lopez, Senior Vice President of Production, Screen Gems-Sony Pictures Ent.

Cynthia Lopez , Commissioner , New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Esteban Lopez Blanco, Chief Strategy Officer, Corporate Development and Innovation, Entravision

Claudia Lyon, Vice President, Casting, ABCEG, Disney ABC Television Group

Rick Marroquín , Lifestyle Agent, Creative Artists Agency

Valerie Masterson, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, CW

Angelica McDaniel, Sr. Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment

Belinda  Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and Universal Networks International

Paul Montoya, President, Media Sales, CBS Television Distribution

Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group

Regina  O’Brien, Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Golf Channel, NBC Sports

Jennifer R. Ortega, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs / Deputy General Counsel for MTV & CMT, Viacom Media Networks

Sandra Ortiz, Sr. Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Fox 21

Liza Pano, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Distribution Services, Paramount Pictures

Kelly Peña, Sr. Vice President, DCWW Brand Research, Disney ABC Television Group

Santiago Pozo, Founder & CEO, ARENAS

Marla Provencio, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Chief Marketing Officer, ABC Entertainment Group

Norma Provencio Pichardo, Executive Director, Television Academy  Foundation

Ray Rodriguez, Chief Contracts Officer, SAG-AFTRA

Olga Rodriguez-Aguirre, National Director, Theatrical Contracts, SAG-AFTRA

Mike Roggero, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, NUVOtv and Fuse

Eric Rovner, Agent, WME Entertainment

Marlene Sanchez Dooner, Executive Vice President, Hispanic Enterprises & Content, NBCUniversal

Marcos Santana, President, Telemundo International

Marianne Sauvage, Manager, Si Entertainment

Juan Sepulveda, Sr., Sr. Vice President, Station Services, PBS

Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Publisher, Variety

Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment

Carlos Torres, Vice President, Production, ABC Entertainment Group

Joseph Tovares, Sr. Vice President, Diversity & Innovation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Walter Ulloa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Entravision

Mario Vecchi, Chief Technology Officer, PBS

Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Executive Director, Latino Public Broadcasting

David Wisnia, President, Business Operations, TVGN