ON JANUARY 29, 2013, THE MEDIA INDUSTRY LOST A GREAT LEADER. IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT EZEKIEL “ZEKE” MONTES, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC PUBLICATIONS (NAHP), PASSED AWAY AT AGE 64 FROM COMPLICATIONS DUE TO PNEUMONIA. ALL OF US HERE AT EPMG OFFER OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO THE MONTES FAMILY DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES.
“Zeke was a pioneer, a leader, and a respected ambassador for our industry. He will be tremendously missed, but his stamp on our world will last forever. We thank you Zeke for all your hard work and passion,” said Trevor Hansen, CEO of EPMG.
Zeke had been president of the NAHP since 2011, and was also president during previous years from 1986 to 1988 and 1999 to 2002. It was stated that though others may have devoted a lot of their time to the NAHP, Zeke was one who devoted his life. He carries many accomplishments under his belt, being the successful CEO and President of Tele Guia Inc, the holding company for three Spanish publications in the greater Chicago area, and always making it a priority to find ways to improve the Latino community. The loss of Zeke greatly affects us all as he left a great footprint in the media industry as well as the Hispanic community. We will greatly miss you, Zeke. Funeral arrangements are TBD and a fund is being organized to help pay for medical expenses.