McLean, Va., May 12, 2014
UNITY: Journalists for Diversity is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberto Quinones as its new executive director.
Building on a very successful diversity caucus recently held in Washington, D.C., UNITY continues to move forward toward a new focus and new leadership by appointing Quinones.
Quinones comes to UNITY with a career of operational and diversity leadership responsibilities across commercial and nonprofit organizations. He has held varied positions at AT&T, AARP, the American Alliance of Museums, and served as executive director of the Tortilla Industry Association. His diversity experiences include helping create and develop the Hispanic Association of AT&T Employees and Project Blueprint of the Somerset County United Way, serving on ASAE’s Diversity Committee as a Diversity Executive Leadership Program alumnus, and currently serving on the American Red Cross’ National Diversity Advisory Council.
“Roberto has been a passionate diversity advocate and practitioner throughout his career. The board and I are enthusiastically looking forward to working with Roberto to leverage best practices and develop UNITY’s direction towards advancing diversity in our newsrooms and industry,” said David Steinberg, UNITY president.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to help champion UNITY’s mission and work with our partners and supporters to expand our impact,” Quinones said.
“I also want to thank Eloiza Altoro for her service as interim ED during our transition,” Steinberg said.
Updates will soon follow on UNITY’s participation in upcoming conferences and ongoing programs. Please visit www.unityjournalists.org.
UNITY Journalists for Diversity is a strategic alliance that:
- Advocates fair and accurate coverage about diversity — especially race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation.
- Aggressively challenges that industry to staff its organizations at all levels to reflect the country’s diversity.
The UNITY board is made up of representatives from the Asian American Journalists Association, the Native American Journalists Association, and NLGJA: The Association of LGBT Journalists.