Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Announces The Addition of 4 New Local Chapters

New LATISM Chapters Now Serving Central Florida, Houston, San Antonio and Philadelphia. In Addition, Two Existing Chapters in Los Angeles and DC Have Been Re-Launched.
Dec. 21, 2011 - PRLog -- December 21, 2011 —Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is proud to announce the addition of five new local chapters to its roster. The new chapters, which cover the Central Florida, Houston, San Antonio and Philadelphia, join existing chapters in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Charlotte, South Florida and Bay Area, CA. The re-launched chapters, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, boast new leadership.

The chapters, 13 in total, bring LATISM one step closer to its goal of establishing a local presence in all mayor Latino DMAs across the country, and will help to support LATISM National’s initiatives nationwide by creating opportunities to network and learn at the local level.

“We are proud to welcome these four new chapters into LATISM, as well as the new leadership in our Los Angeles and DC chapters,” says Ana Roca-Castro, Founder and Chair for LATISM. “These groups are aligned 100% with LATISM’s core mission, of advancing and promoting the advancement of Latinos through collaboration, education and the sharing of ideas and knowledge with their local communities.”

To learn more about the new and existing LATISM chapters, please support and stay up-to-date about their local events and initiatives by visiting their respective blogs and social media platforms, listed below. For a comprehensive list of all chapters and their platforms, visit http://blog.latism.org/latinos-in-social-media-latism-ann...

NEW CHAPTERS

CENTRAL FLORIDA
Director: Laura Tellado
Co-Director: Alberto Saldamando
TWITTER: @Latism_CFL
FB: http://www.facebook.com/LatismCentralFlorida
BLOG: http://cfl.latism.org/

HOUSTON
Director: Juan Alanis
Co-Director[S]: Sandra Fernandez
TWITTER: @Latism_HOU
FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Latism-Houston-Chapter/163244663776423
BLOG: http://hou.latism.org/

SAN ANTONIO
Director: Erica Guevara
Co-Director[S]:  TBD
TWITTER: @Latism_SA
FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Latism-San-Antonio-Chapter/263497953709693
BLOG: http://san.latism.org/

PHILADELPHIA
Director: Silke McDowell
Co-Director[S]: Ruby Wright
TWITTER: @Latism_Philly
FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.Philly
BLOG: http://philly.latism.org/


RE-LAUNCHED CHAPTERS:

LOS ANGELES
Director: Jessica Sofia Valle
Co-Director[S]: Edgar Mejia, Berenice Martinez, Rachel Matos
TWITTER: @Latism_LA
FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Latism-Los-Angeles-Chapter/329779067050209
BLOG: http://la.latism.org

WASHINGTON, DC
Director: Jennifer Lubrani
Co-Director[S]: Cheryl Aguilar, Javier Von Westphalen
TWITTER: @Latism_DC
FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Latism-DC-Chapter/146768758759186
BLOG: http://dc.latism.org


ESTABLISHED CHAPTERS:

NEW YORK CITY
Director: Ray Cruz
Co-Director[S]: Sal Mendoza
TWITTER: @Latism_NYC
FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.NYC
BLOG: http://ny.latism.org

BAY AREA, CA
Director: Marcela Gutierrez
Co-Director[S]: Hilda Ramirez
TWITTER: @Latism_BayArea
FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.BayArea
BLOG: http://bay.latism.org

CHICAGO
Director: Elma Placeres Dieppa
Co-Director[S]: Abraham Velasquez, Daisy de la Cruz
TWITTER: @Latism_CHI
FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.Chicago
BLOG: http://chi.latism.org

DALLAS/FT. WORTH
Director: Alejandra Suarez
Co-Director[S]: Byrdie Franco
TWITTER: @Latism_DAL
FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.DallasFTW
BLOG: http://dal.latism.org

SOUTH FLORIDA
Director: Ernesto Sosa
Co-Director[S]: Blanca Stella Mejia, Natascha Otero
TWITTER: @Latism_SFL
FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.SFlorida
BLOG: http://sfl.latism.org

CHARLOTTE, NC
Director: Brian Cockman
Co-Director[S]: Rafael Rodriguez
TWITTER: @Latism_CHA
FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.CHA
BLOG: http://cha.latism.org

PHOENIX, AZ
Director: Joe Ray
Co-Director[S]: Eric Diaz
TWITTER: @Latism_PHO
FB: http://www.facebook.com/latism.phoenix
BLOG: http://pho.latism.org/

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ABOUT LATISM
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization with over 140,000 members in its network, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. To learn more about the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) organization, visit http://latism.org
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