Univision Communications Announces Strategic Expansion of Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts and Creation of External Corporate Social Responsibility Council

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NEW YORK, April 4, 2016 /3BL Media/  – Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced the creation of a new Univision Corporate Social Responsibility Council, and an external Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board, as well as a realignment and expansion of the Company’s Community Empowerment and Social Impact teams.

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, executive vice president of Government & Corporate Affairs, and Chad Boettcher, senior vice president of Social Impact, will lead the Council. Herrera-Flanigan and Boettcher will also co-chair the external Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board of leaders from the private sector, non-profits, community organizations, and foundations to help guide UCI’s efforts.

“Jessica and Chad are two of the company’s most insightful and strategic leaders, with a deep connection and passion for the communities we serve,” said Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer, UCI. “Their combined, extensive experience with issues at the intersections of media, technology, public policy, politics, community empowerment, and social impact will help propel the Company’s wider corporate social responsibility efforts to a new level. I’m extremely pleased that they will lead our dedicated teams, who will continue to deliver on our mission.”

In her expanded role, Herrera-Flanigan will continue to lead UCI’s Washington D.C. office and assume responsibility for all of the Company’s community empowerment and CSR efforts, including Univision Contigo. Her team will include Ivelisse Estrada, senior vice president, Corporate Relations & Community Empowerment, who will continue her efforts on civic and community engagement; Steven Levine, who will assume the newly created role of vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, and will be responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Council and our Contigo initiatives; and Ron Estrada, who will take on an expanded role as vice president, National Community Empowerment, and will be responsible for coordinating programming with national partners and local community empowerment managers. Ron will also be responsible for coordinating the CSR Advisory Board’s operations.

Chad Boettcher, who recently joined FUSION after leading pro-social efforts at Participant Media, Nike, and MTV, will manage engagement with foundations, non-governmental organizations, and key brands in support of UCI’s work to educate, engage and impact viewers in more effective ways. Boettcher will also serve as managing director of Rise Up, the Company's new social impact unit that will oversee the development and execution of content and campaigns for UCI’s media assets across platforms. Stephen Keppel will assume an expanded role as Vice President, Social Impact and Deputy Managing Director of Rise Up.

The newly formed Corporate Social Responsibility Council will bring together key leaders from across UCI, including executives from Human Resources, Marketing, Communications, Strategy, Sales, Legal, Distribution and Local Media to ensure that the Company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), community empowerment and social impact initiatives align with the Company’s mission, clients and the diverse communities it serves.

CONTACT:  Yvette Pacheco 646.560.4879 ypacheco@univision.net @UCIPRTeam


About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes 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 available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of  online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for FUSION, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital 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.

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