Wendy Thompson-Marquez is the President and CEO of the Onyx Media Group and EVS Communications, Inc. Previously, she was Vice President of ZGS Broadcast Holdings, a minority-owned communications company where she supervised the daily operations and advertising sales of 11 Telemundo network affiliates. In 2004, she was honored by the National Conference for Community and Justice with the Media and Community Service Award. She has been featured in numerous newspaper and trade publications and has made several appearances on television and radio stations throughout the country. In addition, she is actively involved with a number of academic institutions in the Washington, DC area that have invited her to speak at student and faculty conferences, including Montgomery College, where she was the 2002 commencement speaker. She is currently a board member of Latino Public Broadcasting, the Washington Performing Arts Society and the Community Foundation in DC. She is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery (2000) and Leadership Washington (2001).