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Imagen Foundation Unveils Its Most Influential Latinos List (Exclusive)

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler and television academy executive director Norma Provencio Pichardo among those to be honored this year


The Imagen Foundation, which is dedicated to presenting positive representation of Latinos in all facets of the entertainment industry, will hold its third annual The Most Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment ceremony on Sept. 27, and the organization unveiled its list of this year's honorees on Thursday.

Demonstrating the growing influence of Latinos in the entertainment industry, this year's honorees include an array of top-level executives, including Belinda Menendez, president of NBC Universal International Television, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler and Norma Provencio Pichardo, executive director of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.

"I am deeply honored by this recognition," Pichardo said of her inclusion. "Organizations like the Imagen Foundation play a critical role in championing diversity in the entertainment community.”

The Imagen Foundation ceremony will take place Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Hilton. View the full list of honorees below.

Jonathan Avila, The Walt Disney Company — Vice President, Chief Legal Office

Javier Avitia, CBS Studios International — Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & International Television

Arturo Barquet, Universal Pictures — Sr. Vice President, Production and Finance

Luca Bentivoglio, LATV — Chief Operating Officer

Anamaria Buranasakorn, Fox Television Stations, Inc. — VP, Human Resources

Emiliano Calemzuk, Shine Americas — CEO

Carlos Carreras, Paradigm Talent Agency — Talent Agent

Vincent Cordero, Fox Deportes — Executive Vice President & General Manager

Lucia Cottone, Sony Pictures Television — Senior Vice President, Development & Current Programming

Ignacio  Darnaude, Sony Pictures Entertainment — EVP, International Creative

Christina Davis, CBS Entertainment — EVP, Drama Series Development

Raul De Quesada, Fox Deportes — SVP, Marketing & Assistant General Manager

Lourdes Diaz, NBC Entertainment — VP, Current Programming

Moctesuma Esparza, Maya Entertainment — CEO, Chairman, Producer

Marissa Garcia, Creative Artists Agency — Agent

Lino Garcia, The Walt Disney Co. — General Manager, ESPN Deportes TV

Monica Gil, The Nielsen Co. — Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Phil Gonzales, CBS Entertainment — Senior Vice President, Communications

Enrique Guillen, NBCUniversal Alternative Programming — Vice President, Alternative Programming

Ray Gutierrez, CBS Television Networks — EVP, Human Resources

Christy Haubegger, Creative Artists Agency — Agent

Jacqueline Hernandez, Telemundo Communications Group — Chief Operating Officer/Board member of women@NBCU

Jorge Hidalgo, Telemundo Sports — Sr. Executive Vice President

Erika Kennair, Syfy — Vice President, Development

Margaret Lazo, NBCUniversal Television Group — EVP, Human Resources

Roberto Llamas, Univision Communications Inc.  — EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Hernan Lopez, Fox International Channels — President & CEO

Maelia  Macin, Univision Communications — EVP Network Sales

Rick Marroquin, Creative Artists Agency — Agent

Dorinda Marticorena, Warner Bros. Entertainment — Warner Home Video — Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and High Definition

Robert Mendez, Disney ABC Television Group — Senior Vice President, Diversity

Edith Mendoza, CBS Entertainment — VP, Comedy Series Development

Belinda Menendez, NBCUniversal International Television — President

Jada Miranda, NBC Entertainment — SVP, Drama Development

Diana Mogollon, mun2 — General Manager

Paul Montoya, CBS Entertainment — Executive Vice President, Media Sales

Erik Moreno, Fox Broadcasting Company — SVP, Corp. Development

Tommy Moreno, Miramax — SVP, Rights Management

Armando Nunez Jr., CBS Studios International — President

Jennifer R. Ortega, MTV Networks — Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Kenny Ortega, The KO Company — Director/Producer/Choreographer

Andy Ortiz, Warner Bros. Entertainment — Senior Vice President, Organization Effectiveness

Sandie Pedlow, Latino Public Broadcasting — Executive Director

Marla Provencio, The Walt Disney Co. — EVP Marketing, ABC Entertainment Group

Norma  Provencio Pichardo, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation — Executive Director

Rey Rodriguez, The Walt Disney Co. — VP, Legal Affairs, The Walt Disney Studios

Eric Rovner, William Morris Endeavor — Talent Agent

Bob Salazar, Comedy Central — SVP, Creative Director

Marcos Santana, Telemundo International — President

Maira Suro, Universal Cable Productions — Senior Vice President, Current & Development

Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment — President

Claudia Teran, Fox Networks Group — EVP, Business & Legal Affairs & Deputy General Counsel

Jose Tillan, MTV Tr3s — EVP & General Manager

Joseph Tovares, Corporation for Public Broadcasting — SVP, Diversity & Innovation

Walter Ulloa, Entravision Communications Corp. — Chairman & Chief Executive Officer