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Business Leadership Week Keynote Speaker

When:
Monday, February 16, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Alkek Library Teaching Theatre
Description:

Mr. Felix Sanchez is the Chief Executive Officer of TerraCom, a government and public relations firm in Washington, DC, and serves as the pro bono Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA). In 1997, Mr. Sanchez joined actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, and Esai Morales in establishing NHFA.

He has developed a number of collateral infrastructure and pipeline programs to assist the entertainment industry in achieving its goals of promoting more Latinos in this business. Most recently, he established an educational/networking forum for NHFA’s students in California, Texas and New York. Under his leadership and in partnership with Children Now, NHFA produces an annual quantitative look at Latino portrayals on network primetime TV. Mr. Sanchez has also organized a partnership between NHFA and the entertainment industry to develop actor showcases; promote Latino writers; develop new talent development programs and assists the industry in addressing issues of concern to the Latino community. To date, NHFA has awarded over one million dollars in scholarship grants to Latino graduate students interested in careers in the entertainment industry.

Cost:
Free
See:
http://advising.mccoy.txstate.edu/prodev/.../blw2015/spotlight.html
Sponsor:
Contact:
Amanda Brock
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic, Career, Conference, Entertainment, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students