July 27, 2021

Carmen Marie passed away on Monday, July 19, after a courageous battle with an aggressive cancer and other health issues.

Carmen DiRienzo was a seasoned media executive and attorney with superior leadership skills, outstanding managerial and consensus building capabilities and an entrepreneurial vision and spirit. Since 2012, her practice has been focused on providing support to commercial and non-profit organizations in strategic business planning, digital content and channel distribution, capital fundraising, marketing, sponsorship, labor relations, and outsourced management. Clients include both well established and brand new entities in media, education, healthcare, and telemedicine.

Carmen was founding President and CEO of V-me Media, Inc., producer and distributor of America's fourth largest Spanish language broadcast network. The network was a unique partnership between public television and private equity, bringing nearly $100Million dollars to the creation of new, engaging, educational content for America’s Spanish speaking residents. Carmen developed its business plan and distribution strategy, and was responsible for its execution, including the growth of diverse national and international revenue sources and partnerships.

Prior to V-me, Carmen was Vice President and Managing Director for WNET New York. Her responsibilities included external relations, strategic planning, business development, and administration and operations, including labor relations, human resources, and technology.

Carmen served with pride on the boards of Ballet Hispanico, St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, and the U.S. Advisory Board of IESE Graduate School of Business of the University of Navarre in Barcelona.

 

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