Cox Communications is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, 2021, by honoring four Southern Nevadans for their contributions to our community.
Honorees include Nevada Senator Mo Denis; 2021 National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey, Economist Jeremy Aguero of Applied Analysis and Cox Senior Manager Adrian Bernal. Public Service Announcements featuring each will air on Cox channels through October 15. Each is also profiled on Doing More, Cox YurView Channel 14/1014. The segment will air throughout Hispanic Heritage Month at 6 p.m. each Sunday.
“It’s with great pride that we honor these exceptional leaders whose impact extends far beyond our Hispanic and Latino communities through their commitment to public service, education and focus on driving our region’s economy,” said Cox Vice President and Market Leader Michael F. Bolognini.”
Cox has donated $1,000 to the nonprofit of choice for each honoree, including: Boy Scouts of America Las Vegas Area Council; Opportunity Village; Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Kermit R. Booker Elementary School, where the donation will help establish a pollinator garden and outdoor classroom space.
State Senator Mo Denis is the son of immigrant parents from Cuba and a longtime education and community leader. The Brooklyn, New York native has spent most of his life in Southern Nevada where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated from Rancho High School. He served as a Nevada State Assemblyman from 2004-2010 and Nevada State Senator, District 2, from 2010 to present and was instrumental in the development and adoption of updated legislation to address per-pupil funding in Nevada. He previously served as president of Nevada PTA, past chair of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and is in the Clark County School District Parent Hall of Fame.
Jeremy Aguero is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and William S. Boyd School of Law whose Cuban grandfather brought his family to Las Vegas in the 1960s. His family also has roots that extend to the 1905 founding of the city of Las Vegas. As a principal analyst with Applied Analysis, Aguero has conducted numerous economic and fiscal impact assessments for projects of local, regional, and national significance and is regarded as a leading expert on economic, fiscal and policy issues.
Juliana Urtubey is the 2021 National Teacher of the Year as well as the 2021 Nevada State Teacher of the Year, the first Latinx to receive the honor. A learning strategist at Kermit R. Booker Senior Innovative Elementary School in Las Vegas, Urtubey is warmly known as “Ms. Earth” for her service and leadership in co-creating garden and mural programs in partnership with her school community including a vast network of students, family members, and community organizations. She is a National Board-Certified Teacher who is dedicated to addressing critical issues of educational equality and access.
Adrian Bernal is senior manager of competitive intelligence and strategy for Cox’s Las Vegas, Arizona and California markets. He serves on the company’s Latino Employee Resource Group, as co-chair of the annual Cox Charities Golf Tournament and is on the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas. Bernal previously was responsible for Cox’s Hispanic marketing and event strategies in California and is a 21-year Cox employee.