WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voto Latino announced today the selection of two new members, Sergio Alfaro and Nathalie Rayes, to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The Voto Latino Board of Directors currently consists of Rosario Dawson as Chairwoman, María Teresa Kumar as President & CEO, Brandon Hernandez as Vice-Chair, Alfredo Vidal as Secretary, and Danny Villa.
“We are thrilled to have Sergio and Nathalie join the board,” said Voto Latino President and CEO María Teresa Kumar. “They bring a fresh perspective and deep knowledge acquired through successful careers. We look forward to incorporating their expertise and ideas as we expand our outreach to Latino Millennials.”
Sergio Alfaro is the CEO of Eclipse Television, a full-service independent producer and financier of small-screen content. Alfaro was previously the President of Big Vida Entertainment and Open Water Studios, and Senior Vice President of Pink Sneakers Productions. He brings a broad background of production experience, including live concerts, specials, awards shows, and charity events. Alfaro has volunteered for over a decade and served on the Board of Directors of the Dream Street Foundation, a non-profit for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Most recently, he co-founded and is the President of The Alfaro Do Good Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to change the world one good deed at a time.
“Through innovative campaigns, Voto Latino has made tremendous progress in getting Latinos involved in our nation’s civic process,” said Alfaro. “I look forward to integrating my experience in planning another decade of initiatives benefiting our community.”
Nathalie Rayes is the U.S. National Public Relations Director for Grupo Salinas and the Executive Director of Fundación Azteca America. Rayes previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, Senior Policy Advisor to Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Feuer, and Department of State Fellow in the Economic/Political Section of the United States Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. She also serves as a United States Presidential appointee to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, as well as on the Boards of Directors of Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Rayes resides in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with her husband, Dr. Tarek Samad, and their sons, Julian and Alexander.
“It’s an honor to join the Voto Latino Board of Directors and the Voto Latino family,” said Rayes. “From voter registration drives to Power Summit professional development conferences for Latino Millennials, Voto Latino’s work has had a palpable positive impact in the Latino community.”
About Voto Latino
Voto Latino is a nonpartisan organization that empowers Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices to develop leaders by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change. To learn more about Voto Latino, visit www.VotoLatino.org. Also engage Voto Latino on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VotoLatino, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VotoLatino and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/VotoLatino.