Michael L. Barrera, President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), recently announced several key appointments to the USHCC senior leadership team, which will contribute to the goals and wide-ranging agenda of the growing Hispanic-owned business community.

The event held on October 19th featured award presentations to Actor Edward James Olmos, HOY Newspaper President Gisselle Acevedo-Franco, KABC-TV Los Angeles Anchor Henry Alfaro and Verizon Communications.

One Economy may not be a household name yet. But in five short years, the organization already has become the most impactful technology-based nonprofit in the United States.

One Economy, whose mission is to maximize the potential of technology to help low-income people improve their lives and enter the economic mainstream, marked its five-year anniversary by introducing two annual awards at a gala celebration at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The Association of National Advertisers announced the finalists for the 2005 Multicultural Excellence Awards. Now in its fifth year, the awards recognize ANA member companies and marketers that have produced outstanding multicultural advertising campaigns that ran between June 2004 and May 2005.

The 2005 VIDA Hispanic Health Leadership Awards were presented last evening in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. “The new American demographics and new health challenges require excellence from our leadership.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced highlights of the 2005 Hispanic Heritage Awards, which will range from traditional Mexican mariachis to a symphony performance to a rising pop singer/songwriter to one of the leading prima ballerinas in the world.

Girl Scouts of the USA has elected Patricia Diaz Dennis as its new Chair of the National Board of Directors. As the highest volunteer position in the organization, Diaz Dennis was selected on the basis of her long-standing commitment to Girl Scouting, as well as her ability to provide leadership, vision, and support to the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls.

Telemundo announced it will be honored with a MANA Corporation of the Year Award, at MANA's "Las Primeras Awards Gala" to be held this Thursday, October 13, 2005 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. Telemundo is being recognized for its efforts to promote self-esteem among Latinas through its telenovela, La Mujer en el Espejo. The star of the show, Colombian actress Paola Rey (La Mujer en el Espejo, Pasión de Gavilanes,) will be present to receive the award and Telelmundo’s own Candela Ferro (Decisiones, Miss Universe, Tsunami Benefit) will host the event.

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) celebrated its new logo and revitalized brand identity today at the opening of their 95th Annual Conference: Masters of Marketing at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is currently accepting submissions from interested individuals who would like to be a part of a national ad hoc committee to further expand HPRA’s presence across the country.

Betsy Henao, account director for Zubi Advertising has been named president of the Advertising Federation of Greater Miami, a professional trade organization with over 275 members devoted to fostering higher advertising industry standards in the community.

The National Association of Broadcasters is partnering with Louisiana and Mississippi broadcasters to distribute 1,300 battery-operated handheld television sets to public safety officials assisting with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

The New America Alliance (NAA) has hired prominent Latina Regina Montoya as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. (NAHP) announced the appointment of Alfred Ramirez as Interim Executive Director. During his tenure as Interim Executive Director, Mr.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced its support to bring awareness of Hispanic contributions to the agricultural industry.