The Crew is comprised of emerging professionals that have achieved success in their personal and professional endeavors. The iConexión crew represents professionals with a vast amount of experience from many different industries: corporate, civic, non-profit, and entrepreneurship. Our “Circle of Influence” and Strategic Ambassadors are committed to deliver key insights and assist in widening the path to success for iConexión members.
Ben Van Horn
Ben specializes in marketing and advertising consultation, helping clients with brand building, media buying, content marketing strategy, website design, social networking initiatives, and high level event management. He has spent over 12 years working for a variety of media companies in outdoor, broadcast, print, and digital formats in leadership positions. Clients and strategic partners have included Dr Pepper, Land Rover, Bacardi USA, Wal Mart, State Farm, and Diageo.
As Chief Visionary Officer of iConexion, Ben’s mission is to assemble a “Hive” of Latino professionals that nurtures career and entrepreneurial engagement, delivers relevant “net-weaving” experiences and cultivates its members to mold their own personal and professional “blue sky” vision.
Silvia is a former Director of Public Affairs with Burson-Marsteller, lead communications for Bloomberg Sports, served served as a senior communications officer and community liaison for the reelection campaign of New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and worked as the director of multicultural & charitable communications for Major League Baseball.
Silvia knows sport, knows the nuances of multicultural communities and knows the sensitive layers of politics.
Fantasy is currently the editor-in-chief and operations manager of the music industry trade publication, Frequency News, a Radio One subsidiary specializing in the urban music business.