Helen Jurado has been named senior director of sales and business development at Cisneros Media Distribution. Before, she was vice president of sales & distribution, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic, for BBC Worldwide. She has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.
Shannon McCoy has been named publisher of Yachts International magazine in Fort Lauderdale. Before, she led business development and strategic partnerships at the Palm Beach-based yacht brokerage and charter firm Worth Avenue Yachts.
Mirta Ojito has been named director, news standards, at Telemundo and will be based in Miami. Her responsibilities will include: reviewing scripts and reports for accuracy and fairness, supporting news management on review processes and ethics training, and providing guidance to Telemundo journalists about news standards. She will also be responsible for training new hires and ensuring that all Telemundo employees are continually educated on NBC News standards and practices, including the use of social media. Before, she was an assistant professor in the Colombia University Graduate School of Journalism. Previous to that, she was at the New York Times, where she was a member of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has also held various positions at The Miami Herald Publishing Company. Ojito, whose books include Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus, has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s from Columbia in journalism.
Samuel A. Brown has been named vice president of advertising at the Miami Herald Media Co. He most recently was vice president of digital solutions for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, and he succeeds Alexandra Villoch, who was promoted to president and publisher in April. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in producing for the electronic media from Syracuse University.
Luis Roldan has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at America CV Network stations in Miami, New York and Puerto Rico. He will be based in Miami. Before, he was executive vice president at TVC Equity in Puerto Rico, a private equity media corporation. He has a bachelor's
degree from Fordham University.
Lisa Gibbs has been named business editor for The Associated Press, based in New York City. Gibbs a former executive business editor at the Miami Herald and a senior writer at Money, was most recently the real estate section chief of Money.com. She graduated from the University of Miami with majors in journalism and economics.
Robert Gauci has been appointed vice president and general manager for the Miami market of tw telecom. Before, he was a senior manager for the company’s Charlotte market. He has a degree in business/commerce from Southeastern Louisiana University.
The Miami Herald Media Co. has announced two changes to its senior leadership.
Armando Boniche, left, has been promoted to vice president of audience development. Before, he was director of circulation. He has a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Miami and a master’s in geography from Syracuse University.
Alex Fuentes, right, has been promoted to vice president, interactive and marketing, from interactive general manager. He will retain his responsibilities leading the company’s interactive/digital operations and also will be charged with leading marketing efforts. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida International University and an MBA from Florida State University.