The National Press Club

09/10/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/10/2019 20:20

New series connects journalists, communicators with diverse thought leaders on Monday

A Monday event at the National Press Club will focus on building relationships with the Latino community, making it possible to consider different points of view from a multicultural perspective.

This Mexican Independence Day event kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month and features a diverse panel of Latino officials from media, communications and community organizations who will offer a new look into the U.S. Latino market.

The buying power of U.S. Latinos has grown to $1.5 trillion in 2018 from $213 billion in 1990. That's an increase of 212 percent, more than double the non-Hispanic growth of 92 percent over the same period.

It is expected to rise to $1.9 trillion in 2023.

The panelists include:

-- Rosemary Ravinal, chief executive of RMR Communications Consulting LLC and former corporate executive at Univision Communications, A&E Television and Sony Mobile Communications.

-- Julissa Marenco, assistant secretary for communications and external affairs at the Smithsonian Institution. Marenco oversees the Institution's Office of Public Affairs, Government Relations, Visitor Services, and Special Events and Protocol.

-- (Jose) Antonio Tijerino, president and chief executive of Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Tijerino formerly worked for the Fannie Mae Foundation, Nike, Cohn & Wolfe, and Burson-Marsteller.

For more information on the series, contact Aileen Roberta Schlef at [email protected] or Carmen Russell-Sluchansky at [email protected].