The Miami Chapter of the Hispanic Public Relations Association announces its board of directors for 2017

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Miami Chapter, is pleased to announce its 2017 Board of Directors and chapter leadership. The Association’s mission is to advance the practice of Hispanic public relations as a marketing discipline, serve as the voice for professionals working in the Hispanic communications field in Miami, empower its 100+ members through support, resources and education, and offer guidance and assistance to students pursuing careers in the field.

“Our new board is a reflection of Miami’s cultural diversity and the ongoing transformation of the PR industry,” said Jackie Cardozo, HPRA Miami President. “We are a diverse group of corporate communications professionals specialized in different areas within the industry, from public relations for the public and private sectors to content distribution to digital marketing. We are all very eager to bring our knowledge, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to revamp the Chapter and connect with our members.”

The HPRA Miami 2017 Board includes:

President, Jackie Cardozo, Account Executive at Business Wire

President-Elect, Yazmine Esparza, Senior Account Supervisor at Edelman

Treasurer, Margarita Hernandez, Executive Account Director at PR Newswire

Secretary, Stephan Useche, Client Services at LatinoWire/Business Wire

The 2017 Board of Directors includes:

Director of Scholarships, Ixta Gerard, Co-Founder and Executive Director at PResencia Group

Director of Programming, Ines Mato, Strategic Planning & Performance Analyst at City of Miami

Director of Networking, Estefania Acosta Rubio, President at #TEAMEMAR

Director of Professional Development, Jessica Barrios, Communications Project Manager at International Vapor Group

As in previous years, HPRA Miami will continue offering media tours and professional development opportunities like webinars and in-person meetings, and sharing its knowledge about Hispanic communications marketing through thought leadership pieces and industry discussions. This year, the Miami Chapter will launch a Mentorship Program as part of the membership benefits and will continue working in support of the next generation of Hispanic communications professionals through scholarship opportunities.

To join, individual HPRA membership is $125, $30 for students, and corporate members receive a 15% discount on a minimum of five individual memberships. For more information please visit

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