Javier Escobedo Joins Public Radio International Board of DirectorsMinneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 1, 2007 -- Public Radio International (PRI) announces that Javier Escobedo has been unanimously elected to the PRI Board of Directors.A veteran in international and domestic marketing and advertising, Escobedo is managing partner of advertising agency OLE®.
The Board approved Escobedo
as a new director at its June meeting, effective immediately.The PRI
Board of Directors boasts a diverse roster of leaders in business, philanthropy, technology, education and the arts, and is recognized throughout the nonprofit sector for its independence, breadth of experience and entrepreneurial vision.PRI President and CEO Alisa Miller says of Escobedo's appointment, "Javier is a creative, forward-thinking entrepreneur, one who recognizes that our mission of helping listeners understand our interdependent world is vitally important.
...Escobedo adds, "I am proud of having the opportunity to serve PRI and to help take its vision to a broader group of people.
I'm looking forward to advising PRI's
superb management team in their efforts to cater to the broad multi-cultural audience that is so important in our interdependent world."Escobedo
has spent the past two decades leading and developing some of the best known brands.Before founding OLE in 2003, he was vice president of Marketing at Univision Online, based in New York.Prior to that, he led International Planning for Microsoft's consumer products in Latin America and Spain.He started his career in Mexico as a brand assistant at Procter & Gamble and quickly rose through the ranks to manage the nutritional category.He holds a cum laude MBA from the University of Chicago.