The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s Chicago Chapter (HPRA Chicago) today announced its 2014 Executive Board. Ozzie Godinez, CEO of PACO Communications has been named President of the organization and Cristina Alfaro, director of Diversity External Partnerships at McDonald’s Corporation will serve as Vice President/President-Elect. Edelman Media Executive Luis Agostini has been named Vice President; Mariana Mora, senior Hispanic PR associate with O’Malley Hansen Communications will serve as Secretary, and Jocelyn Jara, director of Multicultural at Golin Harris has been appointed Treasurer. In addition, Antonio Hernandez, managing partner of Globovoz Communications, will serve as Founder and strategic advisor to the board.
In addition to the elected board, HPRA-Chicago has established key committees, which will be led by the following individuals:Ximena Beltran Quan Kiu, social media risk consultant at Walgreens will lead programs; Mabel Martinez, manager, Multicultural at Golin Harris will spearhead digital marketing and social media; Samantha Sosa, Hispanic marketing consultant with Blue Cross Blue Shield will lead the chapter’s membership strategies; and Olivia Mata, senior account supervisor, Corporate Communications at Edelman will oversee strategic partnerships and development.
HPRA Chicago is the national organization’s newest chapter, with other chapters already formed in New York, Los Angeles andWashington, D.C. With plans to expand to other major cities across the country, HPRA continues to be a resource for Hispanic communications professionals and those seeking expertise in the growing U.S. Hispanic market. Learn more at www.hpra-usa.org.