PAUL A. GÓMEZ NAMED SENIOR DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS FOR TELEMUNDO
MIAMI – September 22, 2014 – Telemundo announced the appointment of Paul A. Gómez to Senior Director, Government Affairs, effective immediately. Based in Washington, DC, Gómez will report to Melissa Maxfield, SVP, Federal Government Affairs, Comcast and Joe Uva, Chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content, NBCUniversal.
In this new role, Gómez will work closely with the Comcast and NBCUniversal Government Affairs leadership to develop and implement government relations strategies to support Telemundo’s business priorities across the company’s various operating units.
“Paul brings to our team an extensive knowledge of the legislative process and has established credibility with elected officials in both houses of Congress,” said Uva. “He will be instrumental in increasing our presence on Capitol Hill and further strengthening our relationships with these legislative bodies.”
“We are very excited to have Paul working with our Comcast legislative team. Paul is a seasoned professional who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to support Telemundo and its efforts to promote Telemundo in Washington, DC,” said Maxfield.
Gómez joins Telemundo from Walmart, where he served as Director of Corporate Affairs Constituent Relations. He also served as a consultant to Walmart within the areas of public, governmental and corporate affairs. Prior to joining Walmart, he served as Director of Legislative Affairs & Strategic Partnerships at D&P Creative Strategies and, previously, as Vice-President of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA). Gómez is a graduate of Marquette University and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University.
Telemundo, part of Hispanic Enterprises and Content, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.