Brenda Victoria Castillo | President & CEO
Brenda Victoria Castillo is a strategic leader in the fields of Latino community development, corporate community relations, and communications. She is a multiple award-winning television producer and media production director with decades of senior leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors, as well as government.
Currently she is the President & CEO for the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC). Brenda champions the policy and practices that bring Latinos online, advocates for U.S. Latino media owners and content creators, and helps to diversify the news and entertainment industry in Hollywood and across the nation. She is also the head of operations for the NHMC and is responsible for its multi-million dollar budget.
At British Petroleum (BP) America she was responsible for shaping and implementing BP’s community diversity programs such as KCET-TV’s “A Place of Our Own” and “Niños En Su Casa”, which garnered a prestigious Peabody Award; and was responsible for the West Coast $12.4 million budget.
As the Diversity & Community Outreach Director at the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles (ARC), she created and produced partnership campaigns such as CBS2/KCAL9’s “Safe at Home” and ABC7’s “ABCs of a Safe Summer”. Brenda was ARC’s single point of contact for the Latino community and public affairs during 9-11.
Her professional experience began as a Producer for KTLA Channel 5 Television where she won a Los Angeles Emmy as a producer and was nominated for a dozen more. Throughout her career there, she brought extensive media attention to health, politics, and issues significant to minority communities in Southern California.
Brenda has served on numerous boards and commissions including the California Teaching Credentialing Commission, Coalition Against Hate, Salvation Army of Orange County, California Women’s Lead, American Red Cross of Long Beach, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, South Gate Rotary Club, USC Latino Advisory Board, Hispanic Outreach Taskforce, KCET Community Advisory Board, Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Asian Pacific Legal Defense Fund Advisory Board.