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...CHICAGO, Wed., Jan. 5, 2000 -- Carlos J. Barrionuevo, international manager at Tribune Ventures, has been named chief operating officer of BlackVoices.com, the nation's largest online community for African-Americans.
will be responsible for the company's daily operations, including strategic development, financial reporting and partner relations.
...Barrionuevo joined Tribune Company in 1995 as an analyst for corporate development.From 1996 to 1998, he served as business affairs manager for the company's growing interactive business and was named international manager at Tribune Ventures in 1998.
role at Tribune Ventures
, Barrionuevo oversaw international strategic investments for Tribune Company
, with responsibility for the planning and development of new-media and technology opportunities.Since January 1999, Barrionuevo
has assisted BlackVoices.com
with its strategic development and financial operations.Barrionuevo, 31, holds a bachelor's degree in Latin American studies from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Rochester's William E. Simon Graduate School of Business.BlackVoices.com
is the nation's largest African-American virtual community on the Internet.The site features a variety of lifestyle, career and community activities, including news, information, entertainment, sports, a full-service career center, special interest clubs, chat rooms and its popular member photo page.Audited by Nielsen I/PRO, BlackVoices.com
registered more than 20 million page views in November.
Tribune Interactive brings together the interactive functions of Tribune Company
's four newspapers and 19 television stations, as well as other Internet products and services, including BlackVoices.com
, cubs.com, Go2Orlando.com and metromix.com.The group also is responsible for developing new Internet products and services.