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Frank H. Cruz Print E-mail

Frank Cruz was elected to the board in September 2002. Cruz is President of Cruz and Associates, a financial consulting firm. He is a founder of Telemundo, the nation's second largest Spanish-language network, and of KVEA-TV in Los Angeles, where he served as Vice President and General Manager. He is also the founder of Gulf Atlantic Life Insurance, the first Hispanic-owned life insurance company in the United States. Cruz was awarded an Emmy and the Golden Mike for coverage of Latin American issues and U.S. Hispanic community events. Cruz was a director of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for 12 years, having served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. In 1997, President Bill Clinton appointed Cruz to serve on the 21-member advisory committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters, informally known as the Gore Commission. He has also held leadership positions at numerous civic organizations in the Southern California region, including the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Rebuild Los Angeles and the Latino Museum. Cruz serves on the Board of Directors of HealthNet, Latino Public Broadcasting, and is a Trustee of the University of Southern California, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees.

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