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Mónica Talán is executive vice president of Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing external and internal communications as well as, consumer and B2B public relations and thought leadership, leading teams in New York and Miami. Talán is a founding member of the steering committee for Univision’s Women’s Leadership Council, an employee resource group organized to prepare the next generation of leaders at Univision. She reports directly to the CEO.
Since joining UCI in 2008, she has been instrumental in enhancing the Company’s visibility in the media landscape. She created the Corporate Communications department and has since effectively transformed the Company’s relations with key media, stakeholders and influencers. Her strategic approach and distinct experience in media relations have helped further elevate the Univision brand.
Prior to joining the Company, she spent more than 10 years at Fleishman-Hillard, most recently as senior vice president/partner, and senior counselor and strategist for general and Hispanic market initiatives for several key clients, including AT&T, the Department of Homeland Security, and Procter & Gamble. Earlier in her career, she served in public relations and communications roles at Enron Latin America and the Texas Department of Commerce.
Talán is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she was recognized as College of Communications Outstanding Alumnus in 2013. She has been involved in several industry organizations and currently serves on the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Foundation Board. Previously, Talán served as vice president of the Board for the Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter. She was names the PR Professional of the Year In-House in 2015 by PR Week magazine, and named to the 2015 Top Women in PR by PR News.