The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) announced it has changed its name to Prospanica, pronounced Pro-span-i-ca, effective immediately.

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) Miami chapter announced its Board of Directors for 2016.

The IAB Education Foundation and its iDiverse initiative announced the launch of an entry-level training, certification, and job placement pilot program, establishing a first-of-its-kind, user-friendly path for diverse and underrepresented minority candidates to join the digital media and marketing workforce.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) announced the election of Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Senior Vice President, Time Warner Inc., and President, Time Warner Foundation, as the Chair of the Board of Directors

HPRA continues to grow across the country with local chapters and affiliates in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Miami and Chicago.

At its quarterly board meeting in Washington, D.C., AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced Linda Lane Gonzalez, president of viva partnership, as its new Board Chair. She succeeds Aldo Quevedo, who has completed his term. In addition, AHAA announced that Maria Lopez-Knowles, CMO at Entravision, Isaac Mizrahi, SVP/Managing Director at Alma, and Isabella Sanchez, VP of Media Integration at Zubi Advertising have joined the Board of Directors each for a two-year term.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Kleenex brand and its agency VSA Partners received top honors, last night, winning the Best in Show award in the Multicultural Excellence Awards competition for “Timely Care”, a campaign that tells the story of how a gesture, given the chance, has the power to connect and uplift us all.




Latinas Think Big, a global society of progressive Latinas, and a social innovation platform created to catalyze the careers and ventures of Latinas, is announcing the launch of the first startup communities designed for Latinas.

The HPRA National ¡Bravo! Awards are the most prestigious awards in Hispanic communications recognizing the industry’s finest campaigns across several categories including: automotive, technology, sports, digital, non-profit and integrated marketing communications, among others.  Winners included:  Balsera Communications, Cohn & Wolfe, Conill, d expósito & Partners, Havas FORMULATIN, Havas PR North America, SWAY PR and Telemundo.

Mike Fernandez, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cargill was selected as the first-ever recipient of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) National Pioneer of the Year Award. He will be recognized amongst colleagues during the 2015 HPRA National BRAVO Awards ceremony on October 8, 2015 at The New York Palace Hotel.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has revealed the recipients of the eleventh annual IAB MIXX Awards at a dinner reception and celebration attended by leaders of the digital marketing and media world.

NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) announced the winners of its Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). 

A total of 16 companies across 10 categories have been selected as finalists in the Association of National Advertisers' 2015 Multicultural Excellence Awards.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) board of directors has selected Alberto B. Mendoza to be NAHJ’s new executive director.