Biography - Raquel Ortiz Productions
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Raquel Ortiz Biographical Information

What I love is collaborating with my clients to create media messages that encourage people, from different cultures, to learn from each other.


Seasoned media professional with exemplary leadership and communications skills.

Thirty-five years of experience in project and program development, production, management, marketing and fundraising for broadcast and educational media. Worked at Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); WNET/Thirteen, New York; WETA/26, Washington DC; and WGBH-TV, Boston.

Skilled producer, director of Spanish and English productions with an emphasis on Latino/Hispanic projects.

Cross-cultural communicator and facilitator on diversity issues, production, proposal development and writing.

Accomplished manager in administration, supervision of personnel, and budget and project oversight

Consultant for CPB, PBS, NPR, Young & Rubicam, The Monitor Channel. and for Ministers of Communications in Colombia, S.A, and Venezuela, S.A.

Formed Ortiz/Simon Productions, Inc. - Producers of multi-cultural film and video projects for public broadcasting, non-profit and commercial clients.

Senior Producer for VPG Integrated Media, Inc.- Producer of numerous educational multi-media projects; Spanish as a foreign language, and English as a second language videos and CD-ROMs.

Premiered "Mi Puerto Rico" - PBS l996 - the definitive documentary on Puerto Rico/US relations

Honored with the distinguished Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in recognition of her 35 years in public television.

Inducted into the Academy of Women Achievers of the YWCA Boston, in 1999 and honored by Big Sister of Boston in 2001

A graduate of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, Class of 2000 and Harvard Business Management for Public Broadcasters seminar, in 1980.

Served on various national and community boards:

  • Trustee of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Governor and President of the New England Chapter of NATA
  • The Film Fund
  • Chair of ASPIRA National Association Board
  • The Children's Museum Multi-Cultural Advisory Board
  • The Wang Center
  • Boston Center for the Arts, Board of Advisors

A MacDowell Artists Colony Fellow, August, l997.

Skilled in English and Spanish with an emphasis on Latino/Hispanic projects.

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