Elaine de Valle has joined Voxxi, an online site for independent news, analysis and commentary with a Hispanic focus, as senior editor. She will work with Voxxi editors and correspondents to coordinate coverage and cover on news trends that are of importance to Hispanics. She will also continue to write her Political Cortadito blog, but will expand it to take on national campaigns and regional issues across the U.S. that impact Hispanic communities. She has been a reporter and South Florida political watchdog blogger. She spent 18 years as a staff writer for The Miami Herald.
Dixie Andrade has been named director of business development at JustAskBoo, a Coral Gables-based e-newsletter in which subscribers exchange referrals, recommendations, advice and information. She will work with new, existing and former clients and create customized marketing campaigns. She is an author, a certified life coach and founder of Envision Possibilities, a life coaching firm.
Juan Carlos Sosa promoted to vice president of marketing and business development at Cisneros Group of Cos.
Juan Carlos Sosa has been promoted to vice president of marketing and business development at the Cisneros Group of Cos. He was director of marketing and communications at Venevision International, an entertainment company of the Cisneros Group. In his new role, he will be responsible for supporting Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, vice chairman and vice president of strategy of the Cisneros Group, in the development of corporate business plans and global strategic policies. He joined Cisneros in April 1994 as part of its telecommunications division, employed by communication systems company Americatel.
Mariela Geier and Jacqueline Bueno Sousa have been named directors of the recently opened Miami office of i2 Integrity International, a business-intelligence consulting firm.
Sousa, who will serve as director, has more than 20 years experience researching and investigating companies, executives and industry sectors, including energy, media, construction, trade and finance. Before joining i2, she was editor for the Miami Herald, an executive editor with American Lawyer Media and a writer with The Wall Street Journal.
Euridice Ventura has been named vice president of affiliate marketing for consolidated operations for Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc, (SBS). She will oversee all strategic partnerships with cable, satellite and telecom distributors. She will be responsible for leading marketing initiatives for all national and local distributors and directing creative and production efforts for client-specific consumer campaigns and industry-wide initiatives. She also is the liaison between SBS Radio, MegaTV, SBS Interactive and SBS Entertainment divisions. Based will based in Miami. She has worked for companies such as Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), E! Entertainment Television Latin America and Sony Pictures (AXN Latin America) as part of the programming team and as a producer, specializing on special music event productions, combining marketing and concert productions with television.
Manchester Business School has named Melissa Holland as the new director of its Miami Center in Downtown Miami. In her role, she will be responsible for the overall operations, program administration, student recruitment and business development. Before joining Manchester Business School, she was director of MBA programs at Georgia Southern University, with responsibility for recruiting, admissions, student services, alumni relations and new program development. Earlier in her career, she was a vice president at Rabobank International, where she specialized in underwriting large corporate senior debt transactions for companies in the food and agriculture industry. She also worked at GE Capital and SunTrust Bank, where she was an underwriter of debt and equity transactions to the media and telecommunications industry.
Florida International University's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine announced the addition of Angelique Grant Hutchinson, Ph.D. as the new Assistant Vice President of Development. Prior to joining FIU, she was Executive Director of Major Gifts at the University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and since 2004 had been responsible for the development efforts of 24 medical divisions and a campaign goal of $86 million. She has an extensive career in institutional advancement, media relations and public relations. She has worked in higher education at Princeton University where she served as Director of Development from 1999 to 2004, and at Washington State University where she served as a communications instructor with the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications and was Assistant Director of Development from 1994 to 1999.
Rene Rodriguez has been named vice president of digital media for Viacom International Media Networks The Americas (Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada). He will be based in Miami and will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of interactive digital media. He also will ensure the integration and expansion of online and mobile businesses. He also will lead the development and distribution of proprietary digital content for VIMN The Americas' brands, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and Vh1, across the region, and for Tr3s; MTV, Música y Mas in the US. Before this position, he was director of business development at Hey Anita!, Inc., a Los Angeles-based messaging solutions company. Before that, he was senior business development manager at software corporation, SAP.
Jane Bussey has joined FTI Consulting Inc., a global business advisory firm, as a managing director in the Miami forensic and litigation consulting practice. She will be overseeing matters ranging from competitive intelligence assignments to internal investigations, financial fraud, asset searches, and anti-corruption engagements. For more than 30 years, she has worked as an investigative business journalist in Miami, Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining FTI, she worked as the editorial director at the Latin Trade Group, where, besides directing Latin Trade magazine, she oversaw the conception and the execution of the program and participants for the company’s trademark event, the Latin Trade Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards. Before that, she was a staff reporter for The Miami Herald, traveling to nearly all the countries in Latin America and reporting on the regional economic and political landscape. She also worked as a special correspondent and editor, based in Mexico City, for nearly 10 years. She wrote for The Miami Herald, The Houston Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Guardian, and as a correspondent and acting news director at United Press International.
Manuel Martínez has been named president and general manager of NBC 6 Miami / WTVJ, an NBC network-owned television station. He was president and general manager of Telemundo 51 / WSCV in Miami, before joining NBC 6. Before joining Telemundo 51, he was vice president and general manager of Telemundo 47 / WNJU.