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JOHNNY YATACO

Johnny Yataco

Director of Communications

Johnny A. Yataco, Publisher of Washington Hispanic, was born and raised in Lima, Perú. From an early age, he was exposed to the publishing world. His mother often took him to work with her at a daily newspaper in Lima. He has always had a natural entrepreneurial spirit.

At age 18, he attended Foto Interamericana del Peru (an institute of the Eastman Kodak company) to study Photography. He later went on to study artificial intelligence at Oxford University.

 

He worked for several newspapers in Peru and then worked for 2 years in the Office of Communications for the President of Peru at the time.

In February of 1994, he began his own publication called the Washington Hispanic. Today it has 28 full time employees and more than 30 freelance support personnel. It has been recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Publication (NAHP) and in 1999 it ranked #54 as one of the fastest growing Hispanic companies in the United States. Johnny has been the recipient of a number of awards by community organizations such as the Ibero American Chamber of Commerce, as The Small Business of the Year in 1998, and Businessman of the Year by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce in 2008.