Session - The Broad Range of Media Careers in Content, Business and Technology
Elaine D. Torres is the Community Affairs Director at CBS4, KCNC–TV. She oversees the station’s community partnerships which include the American Diabetes Association, the Denver Art Museum, the National MS Society, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and several others. Elaine manages special events and community initiatives such as the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive, A Day for Wednesday’s Child and numerous others. She is responsible for station sponsorships, charitable giving, and community initiatives for CBS4.
Elaine serves on numerous community boards and committees including the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Board of Directors, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado Board of Trustees, the Colorado Non-Profit Association’s Leadership Advisory Committee, the Denver Art Museum’s Marketing & Strategic Alliance Committee, the Denver IMAGINE 2020 Blue Ribbon Panel, the Denver Performing Arts Complex Re-Imagining Project Executive Leadership Team, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s Marketing Committee.
Elaine was one of 20 women selected from across the country to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s 1999 leadership program. This program included intensive training in San Juan Bautista, California; the JFK School of Government at Harvard University; the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina; and the Hispanic Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C.
Elaine is a graduate of the 2001 Leadership Denver Program and in 2009 was named a “Woman of Distinction” through the Girl Scouts of Colorado.
In 1999, Elaine completed her Masters Degree in Applied Communications, with an emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations, from the University of Denver. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993.