Denise assumed the leadership role at UPI in 2020. She brings over 25 years of media finance and business acumen to UPI, starting with print media (a Tribune newspaper and a Time magazine). As the media business environment evolved, so too did Denise’s experience, to include satellite radio (XM), television (Adelphia Media, Fox TV, Potomac TV).
Director of Digital Business
Franco Fernandez has served as Director of Digital Business since 2016 and oversees digital marketing, ad operations, and business development for UPI.com. Franco started his career with UPI in 2008 as a web producer and content optimization specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
Director of Photography
Pat Benic has served as Director of Photography for UPI since 2001 and is based in Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 2000, he was the Chief Photographer for Reuters, based in Hong Kong, London and Washington.