Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) New York Chapter Announces 2019 Board of...

Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) New York Chapter Announces 2019 Board of Directors, Upcoming Programs and Focus on Diversity in Communications


NEW YORK, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The New York Chapter of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), an organization serving the Hispanic communications and public relations community in New York, is proud to announce its Board of Directors and chapter initiatives for 2019.

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HPRA-NY is developing programs throughout the year including networking events and industry insights for Hispanic PR professionals. As the only non-profit association dedicated to Hispanic marketing & communications professionals and those seeking insights into the Hispanic market, HPRA provides tools and resources on the latest trends, issues and best practices in the field. Programming for this year includes networking events, industry panels and greater partnerships with other communications organizations in NYC.

“As a long-time member and supporter of HPRA, I am honored to lead and continue to grow the New York chapter,” said Erika Sanchez, HPRA-NY president. “We have an amazing team this year, committed to presenting a wide range of programs that will deliver value to the Hispanic PR community. In addition, we are committed to HPRA’s overall commitment to address diversity and inclusion via strategic partnerships with industry partners.”

With several returning members and a few new faces, the HPRA-NY board will be dedicating their time in 2019 to help make an impact on the world of Hispanic marketing. This year’s board includes:

  • President: Erika Sanchez, Braid Communications
  • Vice President: Loren Antonio Duran, Finn Partners
  • Treasurer: Chantal Gomez, Finn Partners
  • Secretary: Nicholas Aguilar Mendoza, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
  • PR/Marketing Co-Chair: Berenice Gonzales, Havas Formula
  • PR/Marketing Co-Chair: Paola Cuevas, Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications

HPRA-NY will be bringing members and PR professionals plenty of amazing events to attend kicking off with a Podcast and PR panel in May 2019. In addition, HPRA-NY is developing a summer networking event, a panel discussion with the PR Museum, Meet the Media event, and event partnerships with PRSA-NY and other communications organizations in NYC.

The 2019 board is working diligently to resurrect the HPRA-NY scholarship program for 2020, restructuring the program and connecting with companies dedicated to our mission of assisting students of Hispanic descent and aid in the advancement of their careers in communications.

Join the virtual conversation with the New York Chapter on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be on the lookout for upcoming Twitter Chats, Behind the Scenes, Thought Leadership pieces and Professional Profiles on our social pages. For more information on HPRA, please visit www.hpra-usa.org.

About the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)
Founded in 1984, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is the foremost organization of Hispanic public relations practitioners in the U.S. HPRA is a resource for communications professionals and for individuals seeking Hispanic market expertise. It is dedicated to the recognition and advancement of Hispanics in public relations through year-round programs, professional development seminars and networking. HPRA hosts one of the most anticipated annual events and industry awards: the HPRA Bravo Awards, recognizing the most outstanding campaigns in the marketplace. The national organization aims to meet the professional needs of the growing number of Hispanic PR practitioners, independents and agencies throughout the U.S. HPRA National, its Chapters and those Chapters in formation are paving the way for the next phase of growth and evolution in the PR industry, especially in the Hispanic market space. For more information please visit www.hpra-usa.org.

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Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) New York Chapter Announces 2019 Board of Directors, Upcoming Programs and Focus on Diversity in Communications