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.
Enrique Dussan has been named vice president of media services at República, a Miami-based advertising, branding, promotions, digital and communications agency. In this new senior-level position, he will be responsible for República's media division. Before joining República, he was vice president and director of communications planning at Wing/Grey Global. He also has worked as vice president of media at MARCA; vice president of media services at MFP&W/JWT; vice president and group media director at Casanova Pendrill/Universal McCann NY; and president of Koncecom/Ketchum Puerto Rico.
Elissa Vanaver has been named director of strategic planning for Breakthrough Miami, an organization that provides academics, enrichment and mentoring for economically disadvantaged middle and high school students and has been nationally recognized for its student-teaching-students internships for college students. Before joining Breakthrough, she was vice president for human resources and assistant to the publisher for the Miami Herald Media Company, and, between 2000 and 2002, managing editor of The Miami Herald.
Alina Falcon named senior executive vice president for news and alternative programming at Telemundo Media
Alina Falcon has been named senior executive vice president for news and alternative programming at Telemundo Media. She will have strategic and operational oversight of all Telemundo news properties including “Al Rojo Vivo with Maria Celeste,” “Noticiero Telemundo,” and the Sunday public affairs show “Enfoque with Jose Diaz-Balart.” She also will supervise the overall news programming strategy at the local Telemundo stations and will oversee the network’s domestic and international news bureaus and all on-air news talent development. She also will supervise Telemundo’s alternative and reality programming and popular specials including “Billboard Latin Music Awards” and “Miss Universe.” Before joining the network, she held several leadership positions at Univision Communications, most recently as president of news.
Raul Reis has been named dean of the FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He succeeds Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver as dean. In his new role, Reis will work with FIU Provost Douglas Wartzok and SJMC administration and faculty to fulfill his priorities for the school, which include innovation, global education and engagement with the professional and global community. Before joining FIU, he was professor of journalism and mass communication at California State University, Long Beach, where he also served as a department chair. He began his academic and professional career in his native Brazil, where he worked as a reporter, writer and assistant editor for several newspapers.