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SBS Chairman Alarcon Appointed to FCC Diversity Committee


Raul Alarcon
Raul Alarcon

Spanish Broadcasting System Chairman and CEO Raul Alarcon is appointed to the FCC's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Alarcon will join an accomplished group of media and digital executives focused on accelerating the entry of women, minorities and small businesses into the media industry.

"For nearly 40 years, I have personally known Raul as a true visionary in the entertainment industry, having played a pivotal role in creating one of the nation's largest Hispanic-owned and operated multi-media companies," commented Latina ad executive and owner of the d exposito & Partners agency Daisy Exposito-Ulla. "Throughout his years in radio, television and digital media, Raul has remained intimately connected to the U.S. Hispanic community and served as a mentor, colleague and supporter of countless minority business owners. His addition to the ACDDE brings decades of first-hand experience in minority and small business ownership and a uniquely passionate and persistent voice for this important cause."

"I am honored to be a part of the ACDDE and look forward to working alongside my fellow committee members to empower women and minority business owners across the U.S.," added Alarcon. "There are countless entrepreneurs with the commitment, creativity and drive to be successful while at the same time struggling to find industry access. I'm excited to have the opportunity to assist these talented visionaries as they work to grow their businesses and transform the media landscape."

Alarcon joined SBS in 1983 as an Account Executive and has served as President since 1985 and Chief Executive Officer since 1994. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 1999.

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