Belinda Garza, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Engagement, Univision Communications Inc.
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) would like to thank and congratulate Belinda Garza for her leadership and guidance over the years, and for being named Vice President of Government Relations and Public Engagement at Univision Communications Inc. Ms. Garza joins a dedicated and talented group, and she will be instrumental in helping build relations with the community.
Ms. Garza has served in CHLI's board of directors and has been an incredible asset. Serving as the Programs Committee Chair, Ms. Garza has helped identify outstanding young Hispanics to participate in CHLI's Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program. She has helped advance young Latinos interning in Washington D.C. by providing them with experienced mentors, substantive policy briefings, and a litany of networking opportunities.
"Belinda's passion and commitment to the education and advancement of young Hispanics interested in policy and politics is admirable; having her as a friend and member of CHLI's board for years to come is truly a blessing " said Mary Ann Gomez.
UNIVISION NAMES BELINDA GARZA VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. - OCTOBER 30, 2014 - Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today the appointment of Belinda Garza to Vice President of Government Relations and Public Engagement. Garza will be based in Washington, D.C. and will report directly to Bert Gomez, Senior Vice President of Government Relations.
In this new position, Garza will manage political relations in Congress and in key state capitols, and will work to extend the Company's presence with non- traditional stakeholders, such as business and trade associations, think tanks, and a range of federal and state agencies. She will also work closely with Univision's Empowerment, Advocacy and Community teams, assist with Univision's Political Action Committee and help enhance the Company's presence in Washington, D.C. and key state capitols.
"Belinda's background and her experience working with Congress, business and trade associations, and in a corporate environment, makes her an ideal person to augment our government relations efforts," said Jonathan Schwartz, General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Government Relations, Univision Communications Inc.
Prior to joining Univision, Garza served most recently as Director of Federal Government Relations at Walmart, where she spent the past 10 years building relationships in Congress, third-party organizations and a range of Washington, D.C.-based leaders. Prior to that, she worked for a member of Congress on Capitol Hill. Garza currently sits on the Boards of the Capital Area Food Bank and the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute. She was also a founding member of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association. Garza holds a bachelor of business administration degree in Management and International Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish- language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 96% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 89% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America offering popular Univision and new original and third-party programming, to be an on-demand service on whatever device audiences choose; and Interactive, a network of digital products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services; and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and Corporate Executive Leaders to advance the Hispanic community's economic progress with a focus on social responsibility and global competitiveness. Founded in 2003, CHLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.
CHLI is invested in helping further strengthen the U.S. Hispanic community by promoting the advancement of Hispanics in all sectors of the U.S. and global economy. In the spirit of the organization's vision of "Advancing the Hispanic Community's Diversity of Thought" and its mission, CHLI promotes diversity and inclusion in the public and private sectors.