Retired President and COO Ray Rodrigues was back at Univision Communications Thursday as the company dedicated its Miami network operations center as “The Ray Rodriguez Broadcasting Center.” Joe Uva, president and CEO of Univision Communications Inc., and Cesar Conde, president of the Univision Networks, presented Rodriguez with a commemorative plaque as the building was named in his honor.
During the ceremony, Uva read a proclamation issued by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez declaring the day in honor of Rodriguez. The City of Doral Vice Mayor Robert Van Name was also present to read a proclamation issued by Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez in recognition of Rodriguez’s lasting legacy. The ceremony was attended by various dignitaries, community and industry leaders, among them Gloria Estefan, as well as many Univision executives and employees.
“The dedication of the building is a fitting way to not only acknowledge but celebrate Ray Rodriguez’s nearly 20 years with Univision and the lasting mark he has left on the media industry and in the Miami business community,” said Uva.
“I am immensely honored and would like to thank Joe, Cesar and the entire Univision family for this dedication. Univision is a place I have called home for the past 20 years and one full of lasting memories. Thank you all for being part of this amazing and unforgettable journey,” said Rodriguez, who had announced his retirement in August.