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Mike Fernandez (adjunct professor)

Mike Fernandez is a Latin-American business executive and communications and PR professional, the U. S. CEO of Llorente & Cuenca. Fernandez graduated with a B. A. and an M. S. from Georgetown University. Fernandez started his career working as press secretary for Senator Ernest Hollings when he was 23 years old and served as communications executive in various positions at State Farm, ConAgra and Cigna, he served as Corporate Vice President of Corporate Affairs and as Chief Communications Officer at Cargill, America's largest private company, from 2010-2016. In October 2016, Fernandez joined Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm headquartered in New York City, as Chair of Global Corporate and Financial practice. In 2017, he was appointed as U. S. CEO. In February, after the merger with Cohn & Wolfe, Fernandez left Burson-Marsteller. In November 2018, Fernandez replaced Erich de la Fuente as the U. S. CEO at Llorente & Cuenca. Fernandez is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management and serves as professor of strategic communications at Boston University.

He has served on the advisory council of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, has served as trustee for the Minneapolis Institute of Art and as trustee of the Institute for Public Relations and on the boards of several other schools and organizations. He is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society. Fernandez serves as Director of the Public Relations Society of America Foundation. In 2013 Fernandez received the Plank Center's Milestones in Mentoring Award, in 2015 he received the Alexandar Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PR, the Institute for Public Relations' highest award. In 2016, Fernandez was ranked in the Holmes Report's The Influence 100, listing the 100 "most important and influential in-house communicators from around the world". In the same year he was awarded the PRSA Foundation's Paladin Award. Fernandez is the first recipient of the Hispanic Public Relations Association's Pioneer Award, was honored in the PRWeek's PR Hall of Fame

Everlasting (film)

Everlasting is a 2015 suspense film written and directed by Anthony Stabley. The film stars Valentina de Angelis and Adam David and features Elisabeth Röhm, Michael Massee, Pat Healy, Bai Ling and Robert LaSardo. Everlasting had its world premiere at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival in London where it was Nominated Best Feature; the U. S. premiere took place in the Carolina Theater at the 17th Annual Nevermore Film Festival where it was Winner of the Best Feature. It was an official selection of Panic Fest in Kansas City. Everlasting was released on Amazon Prime via Distributor Indie Rights on October 1, 2016. Senior Matt Ortega's original idea was to edit personal home footage for a media class project, so that he could create a tribute video in memory of his girlfriend Jessie; the year prior, Jessie dropped out of Ridge Crest H. S. in Colorado and ran off to L. A. with dreams in her heart. Six months her nude body was found strewn along Topanga Canyon. Months passed, with no clues or witnesses, law enforcement interest begins to wane.

So Matt creates an Internet blog that invites readers to share any information that they might have about the murder. Within two weeks after the sites’ launching, a plain paper packet containing a Mini DV arrives at Matt's home that shows Jessie being murdered; the packet contains cryptic data that may reveal the identity of the killer. Distrustful of the legal system, Matt decides to circumvent the police and decides to drive back to Los Angeles alone as he documents the process of confronting Jessie's murderer. Valentina de Angelis as Jessie Adam David as Matt Elisabeth Röhm as Jessie's Mom Michael Massee as Leor Pat Healy as Henrique Bai Ling as Cristiane Robert LaSardo as Rocky Cortney Palm as Kami Guinevere Turner as Irena Molly Tarlov as Liz Shayla Beesley as Wren Yareli Arizmendi as Matt's Mom Composers Scott Gordon and David Levita wrote the majority of the original score. Music Supervisor Sean Fernald was instrumental in securing songs by Crystal Castles; the film received positive reviews.

Film Threat gave the film five stars and noted, "Honest portrayals of teenagers can be a bit hard to come by, but Everlasting is a triumph on all levels." Screen Anarchy described the film as "a time-leaping, mixed-media kaleidoscopic vision of a young Lynchian'woman in trouble', caught between free agency and victimhood - under the Hollywood sign." Starburst Magazine wrote, "Stabley’s film is a rare breed. It’s impeccably acted by the two leads, with the extreme circumstances, the audience can’t help but identify with them." 2015 Crystal Palace International Film Festival - Nominated - Best Feature 2016 Nevermore Film Festival - Winner - Best Feature