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Erika Ender and Maureen J. Reidy join as members of the Board of Trustees
MIAMI (MARCH 17, 2023) — The Latin Recording Academy® announces Latin GRAMMY® winner and GRAMMY® nominee Erika Ender and Maureen J. Reidy as new serving Board members of The Latin Academy for the next three years. Ender and Reidy, along with the continuing members of the Board, assume the great responsibility of helping chart the course of the organization and ensure its continued success.
Luis Balaguer and Carla Estrada have reached their serving term limits and will be retiring from the Board.
“We are fortunate to have such a diverse group of experienced professionals from all sectors of the entertainment industry provide their expertise to our organization,” said Eduardo Hütt, Chairman of the Board of The Latin Academy. “I’m looking forward to working with Erika and Maureen, two exceptional leaders who will provide a fresh vision and voice to our organization, and thank Carla and Luis for their committed service and invaluable contributions—Carla in TV production and Luis in the areas of marketing, social media and industry relations.”
ABOUT THE NEWLY ELECTED TRUSTEES:
Erika Ender is a versatile entertainment professional with over three decades of international experience. As a singer, songwriter and composer she has collaborated with some of the most successful artists in recent years, including Marc Anthony, Gloria Trevi, Luis Fonsi, Chayanne and Jenni Rivera, and has received two Latin GRAMMYs and a GRAMMY nomination, along with several gold, platinum and diamond records. Ender is the founder and CEO of Endertainment, her communications and production company, and has worked both behind and in front of the cameras as an actor and presenter of several acclaimed productions. She founded the Puertas Abiertas Foundation in her native Panama in 2009 to provide much needed educational and nutritional resources to young children. Ender is a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics and a Board member of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, as well as a 2017 Leading Ladies of Entertainment honoree.
Maureen J. Reidy is the President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving media’s history and showcasing its powerful influence on culture and society. She previously served as CEO of The Argus Group, a full-service strategic marketing agency, and as Chief Operating Officer of IMG Fashion, where she ran the day-to-day worldwide operations and expanded its portfolio of media assets. Reidy was selected by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to join his administration as CEO of NYC Big Events and as New York City’s Chief Marketing Officer, where she served on the Mayor’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and the New York City Economic Development Advisory Council. She is credited with bringing the Latin GRAMMY Awards® to New York City in 2006 and ran the Host Committees for the 2002 GRAMMY Awards® and the 2005 CMA Awards. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Paley Center for Media, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Dream Team.
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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:
The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring, and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.
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