Francisco Cortes is the Co-Founder and President of the global communications firm The Setroc Group, Inc and a proud U.S Army and National Guard veteran. He also serves as the Executive Director of the International Congress of Media, a group which works closely with the United Nations. Francisco also serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey which represents 119,000 Hispanic owned businesses that contribute over $20 Billion to the State’s economy.
Throughout his 17-year career in media, Mr. Cortes transformed the way news engages and informs the public. He drove key innovation and programming initiatives that contributed to the historic success of Fox. He is dedicated to keeping the pulse of the Hispanic community. Mr. Cortes has lead and mentored teams of award-winning journalists throughout his career. He is responsible for growing and expanding key partnerships; including new business development and talent recruitment. Francisco became the first Hispanic Vice President in the companies news division and was named one of the Top Young Latinos in American Newsrooms by the Huffington Post and also named a media influencer by MyLifestyle Magazine. He also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Hispanic Journalist as the organizations Financial Officer.