National Hispanic Leaders Join Vme TV’s 2014 Advisory Council

Vme TV announced the members of its 2014 Advisory Council, consisting of some of the most influential members of the U.S. Hispanic community. The Vme Council will provide insight on Hispanic issues from various ends of the spectrum, including business, community engagement, entertainment, broadcasting, and education.

The 2014 Vme TV Advisory Council includes:

· Maria Cardona, Public Policy Advocate and Political Strategist, Dewey Square Group
· Patricia Diaz Dennis, Former FCC Member and Chair of the Girl Scouts
· Rafael A. Fantauzzi, President and CEO, National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc. (NPRC)
· Rita Moreno, Award Winning Actress, Singer, and Dancer
· Christopher Nassif, Entertainment Agent and Talent Agency Founder
· Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College, and Chairman of the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
· Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Executive Director, Latino Public Broadcasting
· Hon. Gov. William “Bill” Richardson, Former Governor of New Mexico

“I am delighted to partner with Vme TV as a member of its Advisory Council and to share and promote the Vme TV vision,” said council member and award-winning actress Rita Moreno. “It is immensely important to provide Latinos with content that is inspirational, empowering, educational, and entertaining and I’m proud to be part of such an important initiative.”

As part of its goals, the Vme TV Advisory Council will serve to identify how to meet the U.S. Hispanic audience’s need for sophisticated Spanish programming that truly reflects their cultural identity and allows them to maintain their cultural ties as they integrate into the U.S. community.

“Each member of the Vme Advisory Council has a distinguished history of entertaining, inspiring, and advancing the U.S. Hispanic Community that reflects Vme’s core values,” said Vme TV CEO Eligio Cedeno. “The Council will ensure that Vme TV remains the preeminent Spanish-language channel for quality educational programming that entertains and advances the future of the Latino community and Spanish television in the United States.”

In addition to its Advisory Council, Vme TV partners with other national Latino organizations such as ASPIRA, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), to highlight the accomplishments of the Hispanic community and inspire through its programming the U.S. Hispanic population to excel in education, the arts, financial literacy, health, and entrepreneurship