Carlos Alcazar

Carlos Alcazar is president and CEO of Hispanic Communications Network (HCN), the largest educational and informational media company targeting Hispanics in the United States. He launched the venture in late 2005, leveraging an existing radio network (HRN), to move the company into television, publishing, online, and mobile marketing.

Mr. Alcazar has successfully guided education and media companies to achieve growth through corporate strategy, global expansion, and business development for 15 years. Most recently, as vice president of a Pearson PLC company (Financial Times, Penguin Books, and Pearson Education), he was responsible for creating new business opportunities in worldwide markets. He has launched and managed business units in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States.

Mr. Alcazar currently serves on the BSA's National Scoutreach Committee, and the boards of directors for National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), the Smithsonian Museum's Latino Advisory Council, and the Ready to Learn Partnership, and the Latino Advisory Board of the Boys & Girls Club of America. He is a regular speaker on issues related to the Hispanic market, media, education, and television at press events, industry trade shows, and conferences.

Mr. Alcazar spent two years teaching elementary children and adults in the south central section of Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at San Diego and has completed the Executive Education programs on corporate governance at Harvard Business School.

2008 National Hispanic Initiatives Committee

Ralph de la Vega, Chairman
Tico Perez, BSA National Commissioner
Carlos Alcazar
Ernest W. Bromley
Mario M. Carrera
Sen. Mel Martinez
Frank Ramirez
Most Rev. James A. Tamayo, D.D.

National Hispanic Initiatives Division

Marcos A. Nava, Director
Maria Dahl-Smith, Associate Director