BURBANK, CA - The Board of Directors at Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) announced today that Patricia Boero, Executive Director since 2007, has decided to resign, effective March 8, 2011.
In her resignation letter, Ms. Boero stated she has enjoyed working at LPB and is proud of their accomplishments. ÂI am sad to be leaving the Board and my team, but trust that the organization will see this transition as another opportunity for renewal and growth.Â
Ms. Boero is proud to leave a talented and motivated team at LPBÂs Burbank office that will be more than capable of continuing the work in her absence. An executive search firm, WBCP is managing the search for LPBÂs Executive Director. Luis Ortiz, Managing Director for LPB, will be filling the role as Interim Executive Director in BoeroÂs absence.
Edward James Olmos, Chairman of the Board and founder of Latino Public Broadcasting said, ÂWe are sorry to see Patricia go, and thank her for her outstanding work and contribution to the organization, and the Board is grateful to Luis for agreeing to be LPBÂs Interim Executive Director during the search process.Â
LPB funds public media programs, which provide impactful stories from a variety of Latino producers across the country. LPB is a nonprofit organization and supports the development, production, acquisition and distribution of public media content that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of interest to Latino-Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other entities.
Ms. Boero has decided to spend more time in Uruguay, so she can be closer to an ailing family member. ÂSince I started my work at LPB, I have committed all my energies to fulfilling our mission. I trust IÂve made a positive contribution, delivering exciting new Latino content to public media, and developing collaborations with PBS stations, funders and producers across the United States. During my tenure, LPB broadcast a second season of the VOCES series and many exciting Latino programs, obtained a significant increase in funding, and helped grow LPBÂs capacity.Â
Boero wrote, ÂI feel confident and proud that LPB will continue to make a difference in the lives of Latino communities. I have appreciated your guidance over this fruitful period, and I will miss you and my LPB colleagues enormously.Â
About Latino Public Broadcasting
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) supports the development, production, acquisition and distribution of public media content that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of interest to Latino Americans. These programs, including the series ÂVOCESÂ, are produced for dissemination to the public broadcasting stations. Edward James Olmos is founder and Chairman of the LPB Board of Directors.