NAHP, Inc. Makes History with Election of its First Ever Latina President...

NAHP, Inc. Makes History with Election of its First Ever Latina President at its Annual Convention in Philadelphia

New NAHP board vows to work vigorously for Hispanic print industry


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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 16, 2005–With historic Philadelphia as its backdrop, the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. (NAHP) made history last week electing its first ever Latina president, Ms. Lupita Colmenero of Dallas’ El Hispano News.

The NAHP elected a brand new Executive Committee to two-year terms during board elections held March 11 at its annual convention. In addition to Colmenero the new board is comprised of: Vice President, Mr. Jose Luis Garza, El Periodico USA, Vice President-Marketing, Mr. Ray Guerrero, El Latino, Treasurer, Mr. Jerry Campagna, Reflejos Bilingual Journal and Secretary, Mr. Zeke Montes, TeleGuia de Chicago and El Imparcial. The Executive Committee also includes Immediate Past President, Mr. Hernan Guaracao, publisher of Al Dia in Philadelphia.

“Our board will work vigorously and creatively on behalf of our membership and the entire Hispanic print industry,” said Colmenero. “We are confident that through our leadership we will unify the Hispanic print industry as we strive to elevate the quality, accountability and standards of the entire industry. We will accomplish our goals by asking publishers, advertisers, vendors, circulation services and every player with a stake in our industry to work together with us.”

The new board specifically will focus special attention on three key areas:

1. Increase membership through a “Renovation and Participation” initiative.

2. Increase member participation to strengthen the Hispanic print industry.

3. Better educate corporate media consumers that the size of circulation does not always equate with effective penetration in the Hispanic community. Even the smallest Hispanic newspapers, magazines and annuals utilize best practices that make them very effective outreach partners and a critical component in an advertising campaign’s success.

“The Hispanic print industry is at an important crossroads in its history and I’m confident that our new board will help the NAHP meet the challenges and opportunities ahead,” said Joseph Carrillo, Chief Operations Officer of the NAHP, Inc.

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc

The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc., (NAHP, Inc) is the largest organization representing Hispanic publications at the national level. NAHP Inc. works with more than 200 member and affiliated publications that share a combined circulation of more than 10 million. Its member publications reach more than 50 percent of Hispanic households in 55 U.S. markets, every week. NAHP, Inc. provides professional tools to assist Hispanic publications to more effectively reach their readership. NAHP Inc. works hard at keeping the Hispanic community informed and educated about social issues, updating its readers about member publications, providing technical assistance and improving the quality of Hispanic publications at the national level. Please, visit our website for more information: http://www.nahp.org or call 202-662-7250.

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CONTACT:

NAHP

Joe Carrillo

202.662.7250

NAHP, Inc. Makes History with Election of its First Ever Latina President at its Annual Convention in Philadelphia