ImpreMedia, the leading news and information company for U.S. Hispanics, announced today that Monica C. Lozano will depart as CEO of the company and as Publisher of La Opinión. She will remain as Chair of the Board of impreMedias parent company, US Hispanic Media Inc. The move will enable Lozano, who has been in the leadership of impreMedia or its predecessor properties for nearly 30 years, to pursue new career interests. ImpreMedias Chief Operating Officer, Francisco Seghezzo, will become CEO of the company effective June 1st.
Lozano is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished Latinas in media. She began her career in 1985 with Los Angeles influential, Spanish-language, daily newspaper La Opinión, working her way up to become publisher in 2004. In 2010, she was named CEO of impreMedia, and in that capacity she led the transformation of impreMedia from a newspaper business to a multi-media, multi-platform, content company. In 2012, impreMedia was acquired by Argentinas La Nación through its subsidiary, US Hispanic Media Inc.
Ive spent almost 30 years with this company and want to take on new challenges, said Lozano. Im extremely proud of all that weve accomplished at impreMedia, but there are times in ones career when change feels right. With Franciscos capable leadership and proven track record of success, this transition comes at the right time with the right person in place. Im eager to pursue other opportunities that are ahead. Retaining my role as Chair of US Hispanic Media Inc. while I explore those opportunities is a prospect that I relish.
We thank Monica for her inspired leadership and are pleased that she will continue to be involved with impreMedia, said Seghezzo. Her wisdom and experience will remain integral to our ambitious plans for expanding the reach and impact of our growing array of multi-media content platforms.
With the full commitment and support of the company, Seghezzo as COO has successfully led the charge of executing impreMedias overall business strategy and has been instrumental in rebuilding and repositioning the companys portfolio of brands. Under his leadership, impreMedia has launched and expanded impreMedias digital platforms, including ¡IMPOWER!; increased distribution and circulation of various properties, including ESPN Deportes magazine; and most recently launched Quiero Más Fútbol (I Want More Soccer), a glossy soccer publication that is distributed weekly on Fridays in Los Angeles within La Opinión and in New York within El Diario.
ImpreMedia is a leader in Hispanic content, insights and marketing with a portfolio of trusted, influential multimedia brands that reach a highly engaged, multi-generational Hispanic audience. ImpreMedia has a rich history of serving the Latino community. La Opinión in Los Ángeles is the nations #1 Spanish-language daily newspaper. El Diario newspaper in New York just recently celebrated its centennial – 100 years of community influence. In addition, La Raza in Chicago, El Mensajero in San Francisco, La Prensa in Orlando and RUMBO in Houston, demonstrate impreMedias strong local presence in the top Latino DMAs that represent 59% of the U.S. Hispanic population.