Jorge A. Plasencia

Jorge A. Plasencia

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Republica Havas Group, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society

Jorge A. Plasencia is Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Republica Havas Group, a global communications company providing culture-forward marketing solutions to Fortune 500 and blue-chip brands through its award-winning Creative, Media, Health & Wellness and Experiences divisions. Founded in 2006 in Miami, FL, the minority-certified Group is the lead multicultural partner of Havas, one of the world’s largest communications groups with over 700 agencies in 100 countries.

Prior to Republica, Plasencia was with Univision Radio. He joined as vice president of marketing, corporate communications and public affairs, and was soon promoted to corporate vice president and operating manager.

Earlier, he was with Estefan Enterprises as vice president, leading marketing, business strategy and communications, and serving on the management team of major recording artists, including Gloria Estefan and Shakira. His career launched at the Florida Marlins, where he was the first director of Hispanic marketing.

Plasencia is currently vice chair of the Miami Dade College Foundation, and serves on the boards of PBS, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

He has been named: the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; CEO of the Year by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) Pioneer of the Year; and Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal. A Miami Dade College Hall of Fame inductee, he earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Barry University and completed the Advanced Management Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management.