Jessica Herrera – Flanigan Executive Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy at Univision will receive the “LISTA 2016 Corporate Citizen Award” from TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association. Latinas in Tech and Leaders Luncheon recognizes accomplished individuals who have made real contribution to our community
LISTA’s “Corporate Citizenship Award” identifies and recognizes accomplished individuals who have made real contributions to the companies they represent as well as utilized their position to give back to the Hispanic community. This includes, supporting LISTA’s mission to promote the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. This year we recognize Jessica Herrera Flanigan for her commitment to LISTA’s vision of developing the next generation of tech and media leadership.
Herrera-Flanigan joined Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) in 2015 as executive vice president of Government Relations & Public Policy. In this role she oversees UCI’s D.C. office where she leads federal and state government relations efforts focusing on developing strategies to address key public policy issues impacting the company and the U.S. Hispanic community. Herrera-Flanigan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the TV Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters.
She joined UCI, after seven years as a partner at Monument Policy Group, a government affairs and strategic consulting firm, where Herrera-Flanigan led the technology, media, and sports practice. She also represented clients on homeland security and national security issues and was a published author and frequent speaker on these topics on television, radio and newspapers. Previously, she was the Staff Director & General Counsel of the United States House Committee on Homeland Security, where she managed the Committee’s legislative, oversight, and policy staff and agenda for Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS). She joined the Committee’s predecessor in 2003, where she worked for Ranking Member Jim Turner (D-TX), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) on technology, privacy, civil rights and civil liberties, and cybersecurity.
Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving U.S. Hispanics, has expanded programs to provide more opportunities for Latinos in the U.S. media and technology sectors in 2016. These new efforts includes a wide variety of education, civic engagement, financial empowerment, mentorship and career development programs. Univision is committed to representing the changing face of America, which continues to define the fabric of the country, from buying power, to social influence, to elections, as well as understands it is critically important for Latinos to play a leading role in participating in and shaping the technology and media industries in the United States. Univision, like LISTA believes in strengthening and expanding the pipeline of Latinos in media and technology to foster future media leaders and tech professionals.
“LISTA is honored to award Jessica Herrera–Flanigan with this year’s Corporate Citizenship Award. Jessica is a prime example of an individual who, while working in the competitive field of media and technology in Corporate America, continues to demonstrate her serious commitment to advancing the needs of Latinos in the U.S.,” says José Marquez-Leon, President and CEO of LISTA. “ Jessica’s commitment to Latinos in Technology is unwavering and her goal is to empower, engage and to be part of shaping the future while creating opportunities for a new generation.
The award will be presented on March 24th 2016, in Atlanta at the kickoff of 7th Annual Emerging Tech Leaders’ Summit, The Latinas in Tech and Business Leaders Luncheon..
“LISTA’s efforts to providing professional development, career mentoring and technical education opportunities for Latinos across the country and around the world speaks volumes of their commitment and is aligned with our mission at Univision of empowering one of the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.,” said Herrera- Flanigan. “I am incredibly humbled for this recognition and look forward to a continued long-term partnership with TechLatino: LISTA.”
The Emerging Tech Leaders’ Summit and Latinas Tech and Business Leaders Luncheon will be held at the Twelve Hotel in Atlantic Station in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tech and Business Leaders Luncheon
Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station
361 17th Street Northwest
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (ET)
Register today www.etlsatl.splashthat.com
About Techlatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association
Through its network of nearly 15 affiliated community-based councils, association and partnerships with non-profit organizations, LISTA advocates on behalf of the millions of Latinos in 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, LISTA conducts workshops and seminars, national business series, research, policy analysis, and technology awareness programs in order to provide a Latino perspective in many key areas in technology — development of the 21st century workforce, Coding, health information technology, STEAM education, employment/economic status, business development and broadband . In addition, it provides workshops and training to technology professionals and students in health it, big data and other technology opportunities for individuals small businesses and families. Helping Close the digital divide and giving opportunity to all.