THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY ELECTS NEW TRUSTEES

May 31, 2017 -- 7:00 am PDT

Javier Aguirre, Eduardo Bergallo, Eva Cebrián, and Rafa Sardina are the Newly Elected Members of the Board of Trustees

MIAMI (May 30, 2017) The Latin Recording Academy®   confirms the election of Javier Aguirre, Eduardo Bergallo, Eva Cebrián, and Rafa Sardina to serve on The Latin Recording Academy's Board of Trustees for the next three years. They, along with the continuing members of the Board, assume the great responsibility of enforcing bylaws, in addition to creating committees—executive, finance, governance, television, nomination, and award—to chart the course of The Latin Recording Academy.

"We are fortunate to have a diverse group of seasoned professionals from all walks of the entertainment industry provide their expertise to our organization. I commend the Board for electing specialists who will provide a fresh vision and voice to the organization's evolution." said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "I officially welcome the newly elected Trustees to our family. They have a long-standing relationship with the organization as members and, now, their participation will continue with a more active role."

About The Newly Elected Trustees

Javier Aguirre is currently the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Cisneros Corporation, one of the largest privately held media, entertainment, telecommunications, and consumer products organizations in the world. Prior to joining Cisneros, he functioned as CFO for AOL Latin America and collaborated with the team that sought the completion of the company's IPO. Aguirre holds a MBA from Monterrey Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree from National Autonomous University of México.

Latin GRAMMY® award winning engineer Eduardo Bergallo has worked on more than 2,800 albums from a wide range of artists including Aterciopelados, Gustavo Cerati, Fonseca, Natalia Lafourcade, Lucybell, Shakira, Soda Stereo, among others. The critically acclaimed engineer has been an active member of The Latin Recording Academy since 2009. In addition to his skills behind the soundboard, he offers lectures and seminars throughout Latin America.

Eva Cebrián is a multimedia executive who has extensive experience in the music and entertainment industry and currently holds the role of director at PRISA radio Spain, the largest Spanish-language radio group that is comprised by top radio stations such as Los40, Cadena Dial, Máxima FM, M80 Radio, and Radiolé in 13 countries within Europe, United States, and Latin America. Cebrián's extensive knowledge of music propelled her to hold key titles in leading communications companies such as SER (Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión), Radio y Television Española, Social Noise, On Demand Media, and Stage Entertainment Spain.

Los Angeles-based and nine-time Latin GRAMMY®- and three-time GRAMMY®-winning producer, mixer and engineer Rafa Sardina has built an eclectic and impressive client list, including Beyoncé, Beto Cuevas, Calle 13, Plácido Domingo, Alejandro Fernández, Juan Gabriel, Michael Jackson, Juanes, Natalia Lafourcade, Rodrigo y Gabriela, among others. Sardina has received more than 15 GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY nominations throughout his career for his stellar work with artists such as D'Angelo, Luis Miguel, and Alejandro Sanz, among others. Though the producer is best known for working on pop, rock, and R&B projects, he has recorded and mixed just about any genre of music you can imagine.

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards® to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @LatinGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "Latin GRAMMYs" on Facebook and join the Latin GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.       

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