SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC) and the San Francisco Business Times have honored Comcast's Lorena Hernandez, Regional Director of Communications for Comcast California, as one of the top Latino leaders in the Bay Area. Hernandez was recognized for her community efforts as part of the 4th Annual Latino Business Leadership Awards.
The Latino Business Leadership Awards, recognizing the most influential Hispanic leaders in the Bay Area, highlight increasingly powerful achievements in corporate America, entrepreneurship, professional positions, and emerging leadership for those under 40.
At Comcast, Hernandez was instrumental in creating and launching, in partnership with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and the Chicana Latina Foundation, the first-ever multi-generational Latina mentoring program -- Entre Hermanas.
"Comcast is committed to giving back to the communities that we serve, and Lorena personifies that commitment with her outstanding community affairs efforts throughout Northern California," said Andrew Johnson, Comcast's Regional Vice President of Communications. "She has become an inspirational role model as a result of her innovative mentoring programs and tireless work on behalf of education and literacy."
A native Californian and a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Hernandez serves on the California Student Aid Commission, the principal state agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. As the current Chair, Hernandez is committed to its mission of making education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians. In addition, she serves on several boards and committees including Women in Cable and Telecommunications, the Chicana/Latina Foundation, Latino Issues Forum and National Association of Latino Independent Producers.
Comcast will deliver the inspirational story of Lorena Hernandez and the other honorees starting November 6 exclusively on Comcast ON DEMAND, available at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers. To view the programs, Comcast Digital Cable customers can tune to Channel 1 on their Digital Cable lineup or press the ON DEMAND button on their remote control, then click on the "Get Local" section, and then select "Public Affairs." The segments are available to viewers on their own schedule, any time of the day or night.
About The Latino Business Leadership Awards
There are 1.4 million Latinos calling the Bay Area home. Among these Bay Area residents are people and businesses impacting the Hispanic community on a large scale. For this reason, the SFHCC, the San Francisco Business Times, and Wells Fargo Bank presented an event to acknowledge the most influential Hispanics in the Bay Area. The 2008 Latino Business Leadership Awards acknowledge the 35 most influential Latinos in the San Francisco Bay Area in the areas of Corporate, Emerging Leaders under 40, Entrepreneurship, Health, Nonprofit/ Philanthropy, and Public Sector.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA)(NASDAQ: CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com/) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.6 millio n cable customers, 14.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.6 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNets networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (http://www.comcast.net/). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
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