Angelica Balderas (Angie) is Vice President/Director of Sales for Adelante Media Group. She currently works with national advertisers and their agencies to execute advertising and promotional programs over Adelante's nine markets. Previously she was the President/Principal of Aztec Media and launched KTTA-FM "Kebuena 97.9FM," KLNA "Power 105.5FM," and "KBBU Ke Buena 93.9FM"; the stations were sold in 2004 to Bustos Media. Her experience includes over 20 years of local direct and agency transactional business and retail activation, as well as event marketing. National clients such as Tecate, Verizon, and Miller Coors have cited her work as examples of successful events and retail programs.
Manuel Fernandez is Operations Director at Grupo Acir, responsible for setting programming strategy for the entire radio group and overseeing the team executing that strategy on 120 stations throughout Mexico. Before that he served as Grupo Acir's director of news and talk programming, and prior to that as national programming coordinator. He began his career with the company as PD and on-air personality at Rock Oxido 1180 AM in Mexico City.
Mike McVay is the SVP/Programming for both Cumulus Media and Cumulus Media Networks. He is a widely recognized leader in the radio programming industry, with 30-plus years of experience in consulting, management, ownership, programming, and on-air, and developed and launched several nationally syndicated programs. He has programmed around the world, with more than 300 stations to his credit. McVay has received numerous awards and acknowledgements, including the Rockwell Award and awards from various publications. He is a member of the Country Radio Broadcasters board of directors and is involved in several charitable organizations.
Frank Montero is a Co-Managing Partner with the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, focusing on telecommunications, broadcasting, media, and technology. His 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 director of the FCC's Office of Communications Business Opportunities. He serves on the boards of the Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, which he co-founded, and of the MMTC, as well as the National Association of Minority Media Executives, and he also helped form the American Hispanic Owned Radio Association (AHORA).
Claudia Puig, SVP/Regional General Manager for Univision Radio, is a nationally recognized broadcast executive with more than 26 years' experience in the U.S. Hispanic media market. Puig joined Univision Radio, formerly Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. in 1997 as GM of its four radio properties, and later rose to her current post. She is responsible for the overall supervision of operation, finances, sales, programming and business development, and programming for Univision Radio in Miami, Puerto Rico, and New York, overseeing a total of nine stations.
Jesus Salas, EVP/Programming for Spanish Broadcasting System, 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. In 2004, he joined Univision Radio as a program director, then two years later accepted 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.