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Speakers & Panelists

If you didn't attend the 2014 Hispanic Radio Conference,
here are the speakers you missed!

Don't miss the outstanding 2015 lineup, to be announced soon!

Julio B. Aponte Jr. is the senior vice president of Hispanic initiatives at Sun Broadcast Group Inc. His responsibilities includes research, development, and launching of new programming, as well as establishing new exclusive partnerships with affiliates to Sun Latino Networks, SUN’s Spanish-language Division. In addition, Aponte oversees all sales strategies and new accountability measurements. Aponte's professional career spans across television and radio station management within the United States and Argentina. He has been affiliated with such influential media groups and organizations as, ABC/Citadel/Cumulus Radio Network in New York, MTV Tr3s, TV in Los Angeles, Univision TV, San Francisco, Radio Única San Francisco and Emmis Communications/Argentina. A personal highlight in Aponte's career was helping to launch the first TV station in Argentina dedicated to a soccer organization, Boca TV for the Boca Junior Club, where he was a partner.

David Alvarez, City of San Diego Councilmember, grew up in the city's Barrio Logan community. He began his career as a social services worker and after-school teacher. In 2003, he was selected to the prestigious Capitol Fellows Program where he served under the Secretary of State.  Elected to the San Diego City Council in 2010, Alvarez is currently chair of the Natural Resources & Culture Committee, vice chair of the Land Use & Housing Committee, and a member of the Budget & Finance and Rules & Economic Development Committees. During his first term in office, Alvarez has been successful in restoring vital city services in each year of the city’s budget, and he is shepherding several important community plan updates to completion, including Barrio Logan, Otay Mesa, and San Ysidro.

Harold Austin is a partner at Global Media, overseeing all aspects of Global Media’s portfolio of Hispanic-based clients, with special emphasis on music testing, callout, and focus groups. Austin is an award-winning radio programmer and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in multiple formats, including Spanish, Top 40, Hip-Hop & R&B, Oldies, Hot AC, AC, and News/Talk. Earlier in his career he served as OM for the top-rated HBC/Los Angeles cluster and launched the first Jammin’ Oldies-formatted station in the country on KCMG (Mega 100)/L.A., doubling its ratings in one book. From 1996-1997, he programmed leading Urban station KBBT/Los Angeles. Austin has a successful track record in dispensing and implementing programming advice and ideas for top radio operators and media groups in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe.

Angelica Balderas is senior vice president for Entravision Communications, overseeing all operations and sales in the Sacramento market, which includes top-rated KXSE (Jose 104.3FM) and Tricolor 99.9FM, as well as 101.9FM Wolf and Hot 103.5FM. Previously she was director of sales for Adelante Media Group, and before that she held the post of national sales manager, working with national advertisers and their agencies to execute advertising and promotional programs over Adelante’s nine markets. Balderas also served as president and principal of Aztec Media and launched KTTA (Kebuena 97.9FM), KLNA (Power 105.5FM), and KBBU (Ke Buena 93.9FM); those stations were sold to Bustos Media in 2004. Balderas’ experience includes over 20 years of local direct and agency transactional business and retail activation, as well as event marketing.

Maria Boloori is media buying director at Grupo Gallegos, responsible for daily oversight of all functions pertaining to the media buying/planning, research, and stewardship of all agency accounts using traditional media, digital, mobile, and social media, including such clients as Valvoline, California Milk, and Comcast. Her Hispanic marketing career began at Noble & Asociados/DMB&B as a buyer/quality control manager in the media department and later as business manager in the production department, working with such major accounts as Procter & Gamble and Kraft General Foods. From 1995-2001 she was a media supervisor in charge of Hispanic network and cable upfront buys for clients including Kraft Foods, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Nabisco, Mission Foods, and Guerrero. She joined Grupo Gallegos, a full-service independent advertising agency with creative marketing solutions for a multicultural audience, in 2002.

Jack Bryant is the COO at SupeRadio LLC, a general-market radio syndication company that owns and/or distributes over 40 shows and services that are syndicated on more than 500 unique radio stations. Recently SupeRadio launched a new network, SupeRadio Latino, targeted to the Hispanic market. Bryant’s responsibilities include identifying programming suitable for national distribution, working closely with major national talent, and overseeing advertising sales and affiliate relations.  Additionally, he is responsible for developing strategic plans for the company to achieve optimum growth. Bryant has held many management positions in the communications industry over the past 30 years, including executive positions as president of African Heritage Television Network, president of American Urban Radio Networks, and president of National Black Network. He has worked at major corporations including Sears, General Motors, and Time Warner, where he held positions in marketing and management.

Eduardo Caballero is a genuine Broadcast pioneer, with 50 years of experience in Spanish-language radio and television. Arriving from Cuba, he began his career in 1962, as a local radio salesman for WBNX-AM/New York. He moved into Spanish television in 1968, as VP/GSM of S.I.N. (now Univision). In 1973, Caballero started Caballero Spanish Media, which launched the first-ever U.S.-syndicated Spanish-language TV program. In 1975, Caballero and his wife, Raquel, started the nation’s first Spanish national radio sales rep firm; when it was sold 20 years later to Interep, CSM had grown to represent almost 200 Spanish radio stations -- about 70 percent of the then-existing Spanish stations in the U.S. He also syndicated the Major League Baseball World Series to U.S. Spanish radio for the first time, and, together with Turner Broadcasting, created and syndicated the existing CNN Radio Noticias. In November 2003, Caballero was inducted to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. In 2008, he was selected to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Library of American Broadcasting.

Thom Callahan is president of the Southern California Broadcasters Association. Before joining SCBA, he was president of Callahan Communications, a firm focused on growing its clients’ business, strategic planning for brand awareness, and new-market development. Previously, he was director of sales for Radiate Media, based in Los Angeles. With more than 30 years of broadcast and digital platform experience in sales, sales management, research, content, new product development, and emerging markets, Callahan has held senior management positions with the Associated Press, CBS Radio, Metro Networks, and Anheuser-Busch. Twice nominated as Radio Network News Executive of the Year, Callahan has been a guest speaker and moderator for NAB-sponsored events on a variety of topics to the radio industry over the past 11 years. He has served as a member of the AP Radio advisory board, and has served on the advisory boards of the Ad Clubs in three cities. Check out his blog, "Listening For Radio" at

Elliot Evers is managing director and a co-founder of Media Venture Partners, LLC and oversees MVP's radio and television brokerage practice, initiating several hundred successful station sales with a total value in excess of $3.5 billion. Evers has worked with many Spanish-language broadcast companies, including Univision, Telemundo, ZGS Communications, Liberman Broadcasting, Entravision, Adelante Media Group, and Lazer Broadcasting. He began his communications career as a news intern with KPFA-FM in Berkeley, and went on to work for various radio stations around the country in different capacities. After graduating from law school, he went on to practice as an FCC lawyer in Washington, DC, representing major broadcasters. Evers is frequently invited to speak to industry groups and to the trade press on the subject of station values.

As president and CEO of the RAB, Erica Farber leads radio’s advocacy efforts by helping to drive business, grow advertising revenue, and communicate radio’s digital transition. Farber joined the organization in January 2012 as executive vice president, responsible for membership, services, and professional development.  Before that she was the CEO of  radio consulting and Internet service provider the Farber Connection LLC, a firm she founded in 2010. During her 15-year tenure at Radio & Records, Farber held various positions including COO, President, Publisher, and CEO. She has held nearly every position in radio sales and management, including rising through the ranks at the Interep Companies to servie as EVP/radio development director. Farber currently serves as chair of the Radio Creative Fund and is on the boards of the Ad Council, Arbitron, Broadcasters Foundation of America, and the Library of American Broadcasting.

Throughout his five decades in the business, Jose Feliciano has earned nine Grammys, including the Latin Grammy Award Lifetime Achievement Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he's sold over 70 million records. Beyond musical talent, however, this dedicated and devout family man has earned a reputation as a great humanitarian and "Ambassador of Goodwill" throughout the world. He has said, "I'll never forget where I came from or the people who helped my family or me along the way." For this reason, he will often lend a hand or his name in support of causes he believes are important.

Mark R. Fratrik, Ph.D. is senior vice president and chief economist for BIA/Kelsey. Before joining BIAfn, he served the NAB for 15-plus years in the role of VP/economist; while there, he conducted primary research about the broadcasting industry and authored several books. Before joining NAB in 1985, Fratrik worked for the Federal Trade Commission in the Bureau of Economics, where he spent five years conducting analyses of industry practices to evaluate overall economic impact. Throughout his career, Fratrik has researched and spoken at numerous conferences on new media technologies and the resulting competition with traditional media.  He is a leading spokesperson concerning trends and forecasts for the media industry including analyzing competitiveness of media and related industries. He is the author of many of BIA/Kelsey’s studies on the radio and television industries television.

Mary Beth Garber is EVP for radio analysis and insights for Katz Radio Group, responsible for collecting, analyzing, and generating research and other materials to educate a variety of constituencies -- from major advertisers to media, sales forces, and market analysts -- on the continuing power and value of radio, as well as implementing partnerships that provide accurate research and measurement metrics across a variety of platforms. Garber is the former President of the Southern California Broadcasters Association; during her 13-year tenure, she co-produced, in conjunction with Arbitron, three behavioral studies about media usage and helped create the first $1 billion radio market in the nation by promoting the strength of radio and the critical role it plays for advertisers and consumers. Her background also includes senior positions at advertising agencies, radio stations, and the marketing department of the studio division of the Walt Disney Co. Garber’s comments and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. She has been a featured speaker or panelist for more than 50 organizations around the country.

Russ Gilbert, founder and managing director of Blue Sun Media, has worn many hats in his career: marketer, designer, developer, communicator, manager, presenter, and leader, to name a few.  Rarely does a day go by that he doesn’t switch hats a few times. He’s been a promotions/marketing director for KGB/San Diego and was one of the first Internet department heads in the radio industry, for Clear Channel/San Diego. In 1998, he was made a regional internet director and helped found Clear Channel’s Internet division. In 2001, Gilbert was made VP for Clear Channel Radio’s 1,500-site strong interactive, which he operated until 2006.After a stint as VP of interactive for Air America Radio, two years as Tribune Interactive’s VP of digital innovation, several years as a successful digital consultant for media companies and ad agencies, and now, founder of Blue Sun Media, the hat-switching continues unabated. At Blue Sun, Gilbert is responsible for the development of thousands of websites, from conception to coding to launch.

Jimmy D. Gonzalez (JD) is vice president of programming for CBS Radio’s Spanish formats and program director of KMVK 107.5 La Grande (Dallas). Gonzalez has over 32 years of experience building and leading strong organizations and achieving top-ranking ratings and revenue results. He specializes in Hispanic-focused English, Spanish and Bilingual formats; his experience includes serving as the vice president of programming at Univision Radio. Gonzalez was named one of Radio Ink’s Best Programmers in 2001, 2001, 2003, and 2007.

James Kalmenson is president of Lotus Communications Corp. He and his father, Howard, operate Lotus, and in addition to his ownership role, Jim Kalmenson oversees the day-to-day operations of KWKW/Los Angeles, the nation’s first and largest Sports radio station in Spanish.  After several years as an independently produced Spanish sports station, KWKW and ESPN -- along with six other Lotus radio stations -- established a partnership to launch the ESPN Deportes Radio network. KWKW is the flagship of the network, carrying play-by-play for the Los Angeles Galazy, Lakers, and Angeles, and Chivas of Mexico.

Yousef Kattan is president and CEO of TruMedia. He has over 14 years of experience in multicultural marketing. Raised in Mexico by a Lebanese father and Mexican mother, he knows firsthand the importance of the multicultural target and its relevance to U.S. Brands. Kattan founded TruMedia in 2008; TruMedia is a minority-owned strategic media shop that  represents brands like MetroPCS, Wrangler, Maseca, and Guerrero, to name a few. He has previously held such positions as senior brand manager of multicultural marketing at JCPenney and associate media director at Dieste. Kattan has experience across all categories and has helped implement brand and sale strategies across the Hispanic, Asian and African-American targets.

Jeffery Liberman became Chief Operating Officer of Entravision Communications in July 2012. He has been involved in the management and operation of Spanish-language media properties since 1974. Liberman previously served as the president of Entravision's Radio Division from January 2001 until July 2012. In that post he was responsible for operating the company's 17 radio stations in California, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington, DC.

Glenn Llopis is a Cuban-American entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and business consultant best known for promoting what he calls "the immigrant perspective" as a popular voice on issues regarding the advancement of Hispanics in the United States. In 1997, he launched Luna Rossa Gourmet foods, with the brands Luna Rossa and Chef's Harvest. In 2007. he founded the Center for Hispanic Leadership, a nationally recognized thought-leadership, human capital, and business strategy consulting form to Fortune 1000 organizations, and in 2009, he published the best-selling book Serendipity: Four Skills for Creating and Sustaining Good Fortune in Your Work. He is currently a contributing writer at Forbes, Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review.

Christina McMurray, president of Davidson Media Group, has 35 years of experience in broadcast management, specializing in improving underperforming assets. Fifteen of those years were spent as the GM/market manager of stations in top 10 markets, whose performance improved to a level that allowed them to be sold for 12-15x multiples in the mid to late '90s; companies included Bonneville, Entercom, and Cox. She also spent four years in the "move-in/upgrade" business, starting operations and having them ready for profitable sale in less than 12 months. She's also worked for private equity firms, managing their troubled radio assets. Davidson Media Group operates 30 radio stations in 19 markets, specializing in emerging Hispanic markets.

Karl Meyer is the executive vice president of the Western region for Entravision Communications, directly responsible for all revenue across all platforms -- television, radio, digital, mobile, and event marketing. Before his current position, he served as VP/GM of the Los Angeles operation of KSSE Super Estrella, KLYY Jose FM, and KDLD FM El Gato. Prior to joining Entravision, Meyer served as VP of sales for Radio Unica, where he executed network and integrated promotions. He has extensive television experience, working for Telemundo as the director of network and spot TV for the Los Angeles and Orange County offices and before that working for Univision in its L.A. office. Meyer's agency background includes account supervisor roles for Toyota Motor Sales and AE for Proctor & Gamble while at Conill Advertising in New York and Los Angeles.

Jay Meyers is the CEO of Adelante Media Group LLC, having joined the company at its inception. Meyers started his career as an award-winning radio program director and air personality before moving into station management; he's been involved in the oversight of nearly 160 markets and over 800 different radio stations. Meyers is also president and CEO of Broadcast Management and Technology, a firm that specializes in working with financial institutions and broadcast-industry owners. Earlier, Meyers spent nearly 10 years as an SVP Jacor Communications and its successor, Clear Channel Communications and also served as President/COO of Sherman Broadcasting Corp.

Frank Montero is a co-managing partner with the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth. He focuses on telecommunications, broadcasting, media and technology. Montero’s practice includes FCC regulatory counseling, corporate finance, asset and securities acquisitions, intellectual property, and real estate and commercial transactions. Montero was an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age, and he has served as the Director of the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities. While at the FCC, Montero worked extensively with industry, trade associations, financing institutions, and governmental agencies to create business opportunities for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and other small businesses in the telecommunications and technology sectors. Before his appointment, Montero was a partner with the Washington communications law firm of Fisher Wayland Cooper Leader & Zaragoza.

Justin Nielson is an analyst with SNL Kagan, covering the broadcast and new media sectors. He regularly contributes to SNL Kagan’s Broadcast Investor: Deals & Finance newsletter, as well as the SNL Interactive Media & Communications online database, and he’s also a contributing analyst to various SNL Kagan data books, including Ad Forecasts, Media Trends, Radio/TV Station Deals & Finance, and Radio & TV Station Annual Outlook, as well as lead analyst on white papers including “Economics of Internet Music and Radio.” In addition, he serves as a consultant for Kagan Media Appraisals.

Bob Perry is an international radio programming consultant with a proven track record of increasing ratings for stations targeting the Hispanic audience. Perry has consulted and programmed 40 top-rated radio stations in 20 markets throughout the United States and Mexico. His Hispanic programming experience includes consulting for Clear Channel, Univision, Entravision, Border Media Partners, and Adelante Media Group. Since 2001, Perry has been the programming consultant for Mexico’s largest broadcasting company, Grupo Acir, based in Mexico City. Before entering Hispanic-targeted radio in 1995, he programmed top-rated general-market formats in markets from Texas to California. In addition to programming, Perry has an extensive background in market research, including market perceptual studies, auditorium music testing, weekly callout research, and audience focus groups.

Aldo Quevedo is principal and creative director of Richards/Lerma. A native of Cuernavaca, Mexico, he has brought to Richards/Lerma his passion for great ideas and innovative solutions. In 2004, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement -- the prestigious industry award that recognizes advertising leaders age 40 and under -- making him the first Mexican to receive the accolade. In 2010, he was honored with the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition’s Legend Award, and he has been named Creative Director of the Year three times by Argentina-based LatinSpots magazine. A founding member and former president of Círculo Creativo in the U.S., Quevedo is the next chairman of the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies. He is also the first Mexican to win a Cannes Lion and the Grand Award at the New York Festivals.

Christian Ramirez is Human Rights Director for Alliance San Diego. His grandparents came to San Diego as guest works in the 1950s, and his father became a legal resident of the U.S. as a child and later moved the family to San Ysidro. As a child, he regularly visited his Mexican family members at Friendship Park, which is no longer accessible due to increased border security. He is now working with a coalition of more than 40 San Diego community organizations to restore public access to Friendship Park.

Carlos Rodriguez is CEO of R Communications, the largest radio operator on the Texas/Mexico Border.  Rodriguez is a respected industry leader who is experienced in start-ups, risk management, budgeting, projections, high finance, and media acquisitions. Rodriguez has extensive experience in finance and banking with certifications in credit risk management, credit analysis, stock broker, national and international banking, and he is a CPA whose education includes two master’s degrees in business administration. His experience also includes serving as vice president for Mercantile Bancshares, vice president of BBVA Compass Bank, first VP of the International Bank of Commerce, vice corporate treasurer in Grupo IMSA, and senior executive in corporate banking in Banca Serfin.  As CEO of R Communications, Rodriguez’s responsibilities include strategic planning, capital allocation, mergers and acquisitions, statistical analyses of current and emerging markets, and developing strategies to maximize company revenues.

Bill Rose is SVP/Audio Client Services for Nielsen, leading Nielsen Audio’s team that provides service and support for radio programmers. He is also the company’s lead for key audio-industry organizations and is responsible for assuring that the voice of the customer is reflected in Nielsen’s communications, thought leadership, and product/research enhancements. He is also the author of many highly regarded industry studies. Previously, Rose held a variety of senior marketing and management positions at Arbitron. In addition to his tenure at Nielsen and Arbitron, Rose worked in radio station sales management at KSMJ/KSFM in Sacramento and as a consultant with Rating Point Management.
Larry Rosin is co-founder and president of Edison Research. Edison is best known as the company that exclusively performs exit polls for all U.S. elections, and also performs exit polling in other countries throughout the world. Edison also has an extensive practice in media research, working with broadcasters, Internet companies, and others in related fields. Rosin founded Edison in 1994 and has been a primary force in building the company into one of the world’s most respected research companies.

Jesus Salas, a 20-year broadcasting veteran, is EVP/programming and multi-platform coordinator for Spanish Broadcasting System. Salas began his career as an air personality and got his first programming job at age 19. In 1997 he was named PD for WSKQ-FM & WPAT-FM/New York. Salas also held a post as senior PD with XM Satellite Radio. While at XM, he spearheaded a successful national marketing campaign to grow the Hispanic subscriber base. In his current post with SBS, Salas oversees stations in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, and Puerto Rico.

Andrew Salter is in the process of starting a new investment firm after having spent 12 years at Oaktree Capital Management, LP, where he most recently led the firm’s private equity efforts in the media and entertainment industry. He previously served as a director of business development at RiverOne Inc., where he worked primarily on acquisition strategy, fundraising, and product development. Before that, Salter was an investment banking analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He has served on the board of numerous public and private companies, including Cequel Communications (d/b/a Suddenlink Communications), Townsquare Media, Westwood One, Triton Digital, and Hanley Wood.

Rosemary Scott, CRME, CDMC, is vice president of research for R Communications. Scott has more than 25 years of experience in research, marketing, and public relations; her experience includes serving as South Texas regional director of research and marketing for Univision Radio; director of research and marketing for Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.; director of research and public relations for Tichenor Media System; and director of research and development for TK Communications. Scott is a well-known marketing journalist whose articles have appeared in such magazines and newspapers as AdWeek, The M Street Journal, Hispanic Business, the San Antonio Express News, the Miami Herald, Radio Ink, and Billboard. She has served on the RAB’s Sales Advisory Committee for eight years, was chair of the Steering Committee for the NAB Radio Show in 2003, and was a board member for MLC RAB Conference Planning from 2004-2009. She has also served on the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference Planning Steering Committee.

Charlie Sislen is president of Research Director Inc. Before joining Research Director Inc., he was VP of marketing and research for Eastman Radio, a subsidiary of Katz Media Group. During his 12 years at Eastman, he sat on the Arbitron Advisory Council and headed up the RAB Goals Research Committee. He also worked at Arbitron as a client services rep for the ad agency division. Sislen began his radio career as a sales rep for WWDC-AM & FM in Washington, DC.

Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo is morning personality at CBS Radio's La Grande 107.5 in Dallas-Ft. Worth. His energetic, passionate, and candid personality radiates fun throughout a program that features an innovative fusion of music, comedy, entertainment, and community empowerment. Born in Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, Sotelo was just 5 years old when he moved to California with his parents and two older brothers. He began his radio career as host of a Sunday night program on Los Angeles' "Generación 1020 La Solución." In 2007 his message of "empowering Latinos to be the solution and not the problem" catapulted Sotelo to the position of afternoon drive host at La Kalle in San Francisco, where he quickly became a market ratings leader. Sotelo has a tremendous passion for community involvement, especially with Latino youth. Since 2006, he has been a leader and ambassador for the Voto Latino campaign, and he actively participates in Latino citizenship and voter registration drives.

Pieter Speyer,
an attorney with expertise in U.S. immigration law, including visa work and litigation, hosted the Radio Hispana talk show En la Linea con El Araña, discussing immigration and immigration law, along with U.S. politics and the power of the Hispanic vote. Speyer has particular expertise on U.S.-Mexico relations, both private and governmental. He studied at the UNAM in Mexico City and was a guest scholar at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California at San Diego. He has served as a California delegate to the Commission of the Californias and chairman of the Immigration Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.

Susana Tubert is Creative Director of Creative Entertainment at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. She provides creative leadership to show directors and writer teams on a variety of projects, including stage shows, parades, spectaculars, atmosphere entertainment, and special events. She also directs and oversees the development of treatments, scripts, storyboards, scenic and costume design, music development, and all other creative elements required for site-initiated projects. Before joining the Disneyland Resort, Susana worked for more than 18 years in the theater industry as a stage, TV and film director. Most recently, she co-founded and served as executive director and producer of the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, where she oversaw TeatroStageFest. She also conceived and launched the Young Playwrights Latino Challenge contest for high school students, curated indoor and outdoor TeatroStageFamily shows, and produced a theater tour to Colombia, Argentina and Brazil, as well as a four-city national tour in the United States.

Andy Unanue is a managing partner of AUA Private Equity and a member of AUA's Investment Committee. Before founding the firm, he established AU & Associates LLC, and prior to that, he held various positions with Goya Foods, including serving as COO from 1999-2004. As Goya's COO, Unanue managed the daily operations of the company's U.S. business, and was involved in strategic planning, new product development, advertising, media, and community relations. He designed the strategy that helped expand Goya from primarily Hispanic homes to a household name nationwide.

Tom K. Wong is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. Wong’s research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant illegality. As these issues have far-reaching implications, his work also explores the links between immigration, race and ethnicity, and the politics of identity. He is the creator of the CIR 2013 Blog, which predicts support and opposition to comprehensive immigration reform among all 535 current members of Congress, and he is the lead researcher on one of the first nationwide surveys of undocumented youth. He also recently completed a book manuscript, which analyzes the immigration control policies of 25 Western immigrant-receiving democracies, and is beginning another book on the politics of comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S., among other projects. Wong’s research has been used by policymakers both in the U.S. and in Mexico, as well as by organizations that serve immigrant communities.

Sabina Widmann-Hernandez is director of sales for Univision Radio/San Diego. She joined Univision Radio in 2005 as an AE; in the past eight years, she has held a number of positions within the organization and now head sales for the duo of KLNV-FM La Nueva 106.5 and KLQV-FM Recuerdo 102.9 in San Diego. Prior to her work with Univision, she was an AE at Clear Channel Communications, representing the San Diego cluster.  Previously, Widmann-Hernandez was the program manager for Earthshare of California and the special events coordinator for the Environmental Health Coalition.


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