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2015 Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception

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In its 6th year, NHMC’s Washington D.C. Impact Awards Reception was held on Wednesday, November 18th at the National Association of Broadcasters headquarters.

NHMC recognized Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA 18) and Congressman Jose E. Serrano(D-NY 15) for their outstanding public service. Also honored was Joseph Torres, Senior External Affairs Director of Free Press, for outstanding advocacy work.

In rousing acceptance speeches, honorees spoke to the need for a democratic media through which Latinos can share their stories. Other speakers included former Impact Award honorees, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel.

To view pictures of the event, click here.

This reception is held in compliance with applicable House and Senate gift rules.


2014 Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception

NHMC honored Senator Edward J. Markey and Congressmen Raúl M. Grijalva and Hakeem Jeffries for their outstanding public service at the 5th Annual NHMC Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception, held at the National Association of Broadcasters headquarters on December 3, 2014.

markeyCongressmen Grijalva and Jeffries, who were unable to leave the House floor to join the reception, were given their awards at a later date.

In a rousing acceptance speech, Senator Markey underscored the importance of the inclusion of Latinos in telecommunications. Other speakers included former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, and National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO, former Senator Gordon Smith.

At the annual event, NHMC honors public servants, community leaders, and media professionals and entities, whose achievements, generosity of spirit, and courage under fire have greatly benefited the welfare of the nation in the areas of media and telecommunications. The National Association of Broadcasters generously hosted the event for the fifth time.

The National Association of Broadcasters, Comcast NBCUniversal, Entravision Communications Corporation, Google, Sprint, T-Mobile, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Facebook, GlenEcho Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, NUVOtv, TracFone Wireless, Inc, and Viacom were all reception sponsors. A number of other donors also provided generous support for the event. Their tax-deductible gifts to the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, support NHMC’s mission.

Pictures of the event can be viewed on NHMC’s flickr page.


2013 Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception

The NHMC Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the National Association of Broadcasters headquarters. The reception honors public servants and community leaders, as well as media professionals and entities, whose achievements, generosity of spirit, and courage under fire have greatly benefited the welfare of the nation in the areas of media and telecommunications.

Last year, NHMC honored ZGS Communications for itsOutstanding Service to the Latino Community, and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Congressman Ben Ray Luján for Outstanding Public Service. To view additional pictures of the event, click here.

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2012 Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception

NHMC celebrated its annual Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception on November 14th at the National Association of Broadcasters’ headquarters. During the celebration, Senator Robert Menendez and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard were honored with Impact Awards for their outstanding service and commitment to the Latino community.

NHMC CEO & President Alex Nogales (Left), Congresswoman Roybal-Allard (Center), Senator Menendez (Right)

NHMC CEO & President Alex Nogales (Left), Congresswoman Roybal-Allard (Center), Senator Menendez (Right)

“Senator Menendez and Congresswoman Roybal-Allard have been ahead of the curve when it comes to developing policy that will positively impact the Latino community. Between the two of them are decades of public service, including almost 40 years of service in the U.S. Congress. We are pleased to offer them our thanks and recognition,” comments Alex Nogales, President & CEO of NHMC.

“Our work in Washington, D.C. would be that much more difficult without the friendly ears and open doors of leaders like Senator Menendez and Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. We are looking forward to continuing to work with both of them in the future,” adds Jessica Gonzalez, Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs of NHMC.

The National Association of Broadcasters, Google, Fox Deportes, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Audience Strategies, MundoFOX, and Entravision Communications Corporation were all reception sponsors. A number of other donors also provided generous support for the event. Their tax-deductible gifts to the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, support NHMC’s mission.

 

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard (Left), NHMC Vice President, Policy & Legal Affairs, Jessica Gonzalez (Right)

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard (Left), NHMC Vice President, Policy & Legal Affairs, Jessica Gonzalez (Right)

 

Senator Menendez (Left), NHMC Policy Counsel Michael Scurato (Right)

Senator Menendez (Left), NHMC Policy Counsel Michael Scurato (Right)

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NHMC’s 25th Anniversary Impact Awards Reception

Washington, D.C. | December 5, 2011
NHMC celebrated its 25th anniversary at the National Association of Broadcasters’ headquarters in Washington D.C.. During the celebration, Federal Communications Commissioners Mignon L. Clyburn and Michael J. Copps were recipients of Impact Awards recognizing their commitment to the public interest.

“Advocating for public policy that benefits Latinos is an important part of NHMC’s mission. Commissioners of the caliber of Commissioners Clyburn and Copps — who are willing to do what it takes to defend the underserved people in our country against giant corporations — are invaluable in the defense of the public interest. I’m honored to recognize their efforts on behalf of NHMC,” comments Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

“Working in DC to defend public policy that favors the underprivileged is an ongoing David against Goliath battle. Commissioners Clyburn and Copps have time and time again shown their unbreakable commitment to the public interest. Public servants who fight for the little guy are priceless. I’m happy for NHMC’s recognition of their work,” adds Jessica Gonzalez, Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs of the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

The National Association of Broadcasters and Comcast/NBCUniversal were reception sponsors. Cricket Communications and Sprint also provided generous support for the event. Their tax-deductible gifts to the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports NHMC’s mission.

FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps received an Impact Award for his Lifetime Achievement in Public Service

FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps received an Impact Award for his Lifetime Achievement in Public Service

Jessica Gonzalez presented FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn with an Impact Award for her Oustanding Commitment to Serving the Public Interest

Jessica Gonzalez presented FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn with an Impact Award for her Oustanding Commitment to Serving the Public Interest

Maria Arias, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Comcast

Maria Arias, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Comcast

Senator Gordon Smith, President & CEO of the NAB

Senator Gordon Smith, President & CEO of the NAB

Jessica Gonzalez (NHMC's VP of Policy & Legal Affairs) and Michael Scurato (NHMC's Policy Counsel)

Jessica Gonzalez (NHMC’s VP of Policy & Legal Affairs) and Michael Scurato (NHMC’s Policy Counsel)

Alex Nogales, Gloria Tristani (Former FCC Commissioner), Mickey Ibarra and Norma Vega

Alex Nogales, Gloria Tristani (Former FCC Commissioner), Mickey Ibarra and Norma Vega

Alex Nogales (President/CEO of NHMC), David Honig (President of Media and Minority Telecommunications Council), and Kyle McSlarrow (President of Comcast/NBCUniversal)

Alex Nogales (President/CEO of NHMC), David Honig (President of Media and Minority Telecommunications Council), and Kyle McSlarrow (President of Comcast/NBCUniversal)