Uribe to Join Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Meredith Vieira, Rocco Commisso, Mariano Rivera and Others As A 2015 Recipient
Nashville, Tenn. (April 27, 2015) — George Uribe, President & CEO GuestBooker.com LLC, has been named as an Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award Winner, presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). Uribe will join an esteemed class of professionals bestowed with this distinction, including Rudolph Giuliani, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe DiMaggio, John Glenn, Quincy Jones, John McCain and Rosa Parks to name a few. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.
Uribe, a veteran television producer leads a team of television producers and bookers specializing in strategic placement of expert guests on local, national and international television and radio programs. He served as a non-commissioned officer for the US Army Reserve, and has received numerous awards for media coverage by his peers including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York Chapter. He is the co-founder of the Miami Media Mixer, Music City Media Mixer and New York Newsmakers which serves as networking organizations for those in media and public relations. Mr. Uribe was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as the “Most Admired CEO” in his city and also serves on the Board of Rocketown, a regional outreach center for more than 800 teens across from Middle Tennessee.
“I am very happy to congratulate my friend and colleague George Uribe on receiving the esteemed Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognition. It is a tremendous honor and echoes George’s work not only as a media professional, but for what he does to help others. He is the consummate networker and frequently hosts events in New York City for those of us in the television business. He has been a major resource for our industry. Receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognition symbolizes great commitment to making this country a better place. George Uribe, as a professional, friend, colleague and a community service leader, is deserving of this accolade and I congratulate him on this distinction." - Jacqueline J. Gonzalez, Executive Director of the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, New York
“George is an exceptional person. He has accomplished so much and is admired and held in esteem by so many. Not only is he the best at what he does – he has a heart and a compassion that motivates him to help others. I can’t think of a more deserving person to receive this incredible honor.” – Michael W. Smith, GRAMMY ® Winning Singer/Songwriter
“George is not only a constituent, but he’s a great friend to the Blackburn family. We are so happy to congratulate him on receiving this distinguished award. He is an inspiration to all of us in Middle Tennessee with his creative mind, generous heart, and extraordinary ability to bring everyone in the community together. George is the ultimate networker, always bringing interesting people and topics together.” - Congressman Marsha Blackurn
"NECO seeks to inspire America to embrace diversity, tolerance and respect for all of its citizens by celebrating those who have given so much of themselves to the betterment of our nation and our world,” explains Nasser J. Kazeminy, Chairman of NECO. “Each of these honorees represents traits that I admire in great Americans: the vision of a better world for all, the tenacity to overcome challenges, and the leadership and imagination to blaze their own trail. And most importantly, they have the humility and self-reflection to appreciate the amazing opportunities that America has given them. They inspire me and we honor them so they can inspire others as well.”
“As a first generation American, I’m proud to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor,” remarks Uribe. “Living a life of success includes helping others, and to me it is important to always keep service to others a priority.”
Uribe will be honored on May 9, 2015 with a ceremony at Ellis Island, following a weekend of activities in New York. This year’s class includes a stellar and diverse group of recipients including Mariano Rivera (former pitcher for the New York Yankees), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sandra Day O'Connor, Rocco Commisso (Founder, Chairman and CEO of Mediacom Communications), Richard Gelfond (CEO of IMAX Corporation), Frank Shankwitz (Co-founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation), Meredith Vieira (Television Host) and more. To view the full list of award winners, click here.
About George Uribe:
George Uribe is the President & CEO of Guestbooker.com LLC, a television and radio booking company securing guests for local and national programs with locations in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, San Antonio, Dallas and Nashville. Uribe’s rich career in media includes positions at Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN, alongside roles in the radio industry including general manager, executive vice-president and executive producer. In 2014, Nashville Business Journal named Uribe in their acclaimed annual list of Most Admired CEOs in the Nashville Area. Uribe serves on the board of Rocketown, a place for underprivileged children in Nashville, and served for six years on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Mid South Chapter. Uribe is a co-founder of Newsmakers, a regular social of journalists, producers, bookers and public relations professionals in New York City, and co-founded the Miami Media Mixer and Music City Media Mixer, a monthly lunch with journalists, publishers, musicians and public relations professionals in the area. Uribe served in various Public Affairs positions for the U.S. Army Reserve including the 77th Regional Support Command and the 77th Regional Readiness Command where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service to the “Statue of Liberty Command” 2001-2006. He received his M.A. at The George Washington University, and a B.A. from North Carolina State University. Uribe resides in Nashville, Tenn. with his wife Margaret, and their two daughters. To download a high-resolution photo of Uribe, click here.