Meet the Team
|Manny Ruiz (@MannyRuiz) Creative Director/Founder
Manny is an accomplished entrepreneur and award-winning, public relations professional with extensive experience in Hispanic public relations. In 2011 he was named PR Professional of the Year by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), for spearheading the advancement of the industry as founder of theHispanic PR Blog and as an founder/creative director and partner of Hispanicize Event.
Prior to launching these properties, Manny was President of Multicultural Markets and Hispanic PR Wire for PR Newswire. Prior to PR Newswire’s acquisition of Hispanic PR Wire, Hispanic Digital Network and LatinClips in 2008, companies he founded, Ruiz was Chairman and CEO of HispaniMark, the parent company of these three businesses.
|Angela Sustaita-Ruiz (@Texinmiami & @LatinaMomBlogs) Co-Founder/Organizer
Angela is an award-winning, public relations professional with more than 15 years of experience in Hispanic PR and marketing. She is co-CEO and partner of Latina Mom Bloggers, a 100% Latino owned social media-marketing network and services platform that connects Latina bloggers with brands via meaningful and culturally relevant campaigns that produce measurable results. In 2011 she was named PR Professional of the Year by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), for her work in advancing the industry as co-publisher of theHispanic PR Blog and as an co-founder/organizer and partner of Hispanicize Event.
A longtime Hispanic public relations and marketing consultant, Angela has directed national marketing initiatives for: The American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazón, Unilever, Burger King and AstraZeneca. Angela leverages her expertise to provide strategic counsel and develop comprehensive communications programs that tap into the power of blogger engagement and social media.
|Katherine Johnson (@Katjohn) Partner/Event Producer
Katherine is partner of Hispanicize and an organizer of the event. She oversees all logistics, speaker relations and the execution of producing the event.
Prior to joining Hispanicize, Katherine held positions with Fleishman-Hillard as an account executive, at Newlink Group working with LATAM clients and crisis communications and was previously a producer for the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. Katherine’s passion for community building, storytelling and the Latino culture drives her innovative approach to social networking both on and offline.
|Lexi Terrero ( @LxTerrero) Co-Founder and Co-OrganizerMs. Terrero is one of the Co-Founders of the Hispanicze Event and its related companies. She has an integral part in the financial, operational and organizational aspects of the Event. Ms. Terrero has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry specifically in Investment Banking and Investor Relations. Ms. Terrero is a member of the National Association of Hispanic MBAs and has served as a member to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Manhattan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a former board member and a Co-Founder of LISTA (Latinos in Sciences and Technology Association).|