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.
“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.”
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.
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