Richard Aguilar - Chairman
Richard Aguilar is President/CEO of Aguilar Productions, Inc. based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Aguilar Productions is the leader in promoting the U.S. Emerging markets to Corporate America, producing marketing conferences and special events with a focus on the Hispanic American, Asian-American, African-American and U.S. Emerging African markets. Aguilar Productions recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Aguilar Productions is publisher of Latino American Today, a print publication reaching the Latino Community in the Twin Cities Area.
Al McFarlane - President
Al McFarlane started Insight News in 1974 as a color-cover magazine serving the Minneapolis African American community north side. Today McFarlane is a nationally known publisher, radio host and community leader. McFarlane conceived the idea to form the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium that organized various ethnic newspapers in the Twin Cities. In 1997, McFarlane initiated a series of public policy forums in partnership with radio stations KFAI and KMOJ , that brings together, Public, Private, Political and Community leaders sharing their thoughts and ideas with the African American community. That forum is alive and well today.
Tom Gitaa - Secretary
Tom Gitaa, Kenyan immigrant to the U.S. and founder of Mshale, the African community newspaper based in Minneapolis, Mshale. begun in 1994, as a 2-page photocopied newsletter, and now is a free monthly paper, covering news and issues relevant to the pan-African immigrant community. 15,000 copies a month are distributed through the Northeastern US states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Gitaa is well known nationally for his civic and social work promoting the African Community.
Armando Quintero - Treasurer
Armando Quintero is the new General Manager for Santamaria Broadcasting, La Raza Radio Stations KMNV 1400/KMNQ 1470 and for Telemundo Minnesota. Before coming to the Twin Cities Quintero was the Director of Brokered Stations for Davidson Media Group generating divisions of the company, providing assistance in management, programming, sales and marketing to the local stations group. Quintero is also a veteran sports announcer. He is the lead play by play announcer for the NFL on CBS-TV broadcasts in Spanish.