Sindy Marisol Benavides Appointed as The League of
United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) New CEO.
Sindy Marisol Benavides, a Honduran immigrant
who came to the United States at the age of
one and grew up to become a life-long champion of
social justice and civil rights was named Chief
Executive Officer of the League of United Latin
American Citizens.“I feel humbled and honored to
serve in a capacity for which I have prepared my
entire life,” says Benavides. “Everything I’ve had
the opportunity to live, learn, see and do enables
me to now take on this responsibility with a sense of
urgency, strong personal commitment and determined
resolve that we must fight and prevail against the
enormous challenges Latinos are facing in our country.”
Benavides has served on the Democratic National Committee as Director of
National Community Outreach, a role she performed as the only Latina senior staff
member at the DNC. She also held key positions for Virginia Governor Tim Kaine
who was later selected as the Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate in 2016.
Benavides was the Founder and President of LULAC Council 4611 (Richmond).
Benavides’ academic background includes a BA from Virginia State University
graduating as Valedictorian with a focus on Political Science. Additional studies
include Executive Management and Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard University and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Benavides is an alumna of the Sorenson Political Leadership Program through
the University of Virginia; the Virginia Executive Institute and Minority Political
Leadership Institute through Virginia Commonwealth University; and alumna of the
National Hispana Leadership Institute. She resides in Virginia with her husband
and two children, three-year old Victor Hughes and one-year old America Westfield.
Noticiero Univision's Ilia Calderon Chosen As 2018 BRAVO! Awards Journalist
and Pioneer of the Year by The National Hispanic Public Relations Association
The National Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) recognized Ilia
Calderon, co-anchor of Noticiero Univision as recipient of the 2018 BRAVO!
Journalist and Pioneer of the Year Award, respectively.
“Every year, HPRA identifies trailblazers in
our industry of media and public relations,
whose impact on the Hispanic community at-large
give a voice to those who most need it,” said
national HPRA President Veronica Potes. “Ilia
and Jorge have been galvanizing our industry
for decades and shaped the future for our next
generation of journalist and communications
leaders. HPRA is thrilled to recognize both of
these innovators for their relentless efforts and
outstanding achievements throughout their years
Before becoming co-anchor of Univision
Network's flagship evening newscast, “Noticiero
Univision,” she served as co-anchor of “Noticiero
Univision Edición Nocturna” and “Primer Impacto.” Prior to joining Univision,
Calderon anchored several news casts including “Cada Día con María Antonieta
Collins” and Telemundo's weekly morning newscast covering major
national/international events and interviewed prominent politicians and celebrities.
A native of Colombia, Calderon began her career in 1994 anchoring a local
newscast in Colombia, Medellín. Three years later she became the anchor of a
highly respected nightly national newscast and also of a travel program, roles
she held until she moved to the United States in 2001.
Miami City Ballet Appoints Tania
Castroverde Moskalenko as its New
Miami City Ballet has appointed Tania
Castroverde Moskalenko as the ballet
company’s new Executive Director. Castroverde
Moskalenko, who returns to the city where
she immigrated with her family 30 years
ago as a political refugee from Cuba,
assumed the leadership role alongside
Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes
Lopez on August 7, 2018. As Executive
Director, she leads the company’s institutional
strategy, fundraising, and operations, building
upon Miami City Ballet’s achievements as it
advances its vision for the future.
“I am thrilled to welcome back Tania--a
Cuban-American woman with tremendous
experience in arts management--to the
dynamic and diverse culture of our Florida
home,” says Lopez. “Borrowing from Maya
Angelou ‘in diversity there is beauty and
there is strength,’ Tania’s South Florida and
Cuban roots reflect the community in
which we perform, but these are additional
benefits we gain with Tania, because quite
simply, she is the best person for the position.
She will be a vital force in helping Miami
City Ballet advocate our national position
and provide the leadership that will allow us
to continue to do bold things in dance.”
Castroverde Moskalenko comes to Miami
City Ballet from Chicago’s Auditorium
Theatre, where she served as Chief
Executive Officer since 2016. Prior to her
tenure at Auditorium Theatre, Castroverde
Moskalenko spent four years as the
President and CEO of the Center for the
Performing Arts and the Great American
Songbook Foundation in Indiana, where she
provided both the artistic vision and the
strategic direction for the organization.
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