LOS ANGELES, California – February 12, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – On February 1, 2014 the Hispanic business and marketing community lost an advocate as Hector Galvan from Sprint passed away.

“His memory will live on through the love he had for his family and the Hispanic community”

Hector was an avid champion of genuine Hispanic community engagement and supported countless Hispanic media, bloggers, and organizations dedicated to improving Latino communities. He served as an ambassador making sure the needs of the public were understood, well addressed and met.

“The National Association of Hispanic Journalist is saddened to hear of the passing of Hector Galvan. Hector was a good friend to our association, sharing in our mission of championing Latinos in the journalism and communication industry. Thanks to his leadership and generosity, NAHJ was able to provide its members with events and programs helping to further their skills and reach. Hector will be forever remembered and missed,” said Hugo Balta, NAHJ President.

He was on the board of the local Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club, volunteered his time to various other community groups and was a strong believer in higher education as the gateway to success, being a proud graduate of both USC and Cal-Berkeley. Throughout his 25 years in public relations, multicultural marketing and community outreach, Hector was known for his passion and tireless efforts to ensure companies were invested in the growing and important segment.

“Hector was a man of integrity and will be remembered for his enthusiasm and passion as part of the Sprint team,” said Doug Duvall, vice president of corporate communications at Sprint. “But more so, his memory will live on through the love he had for his family and the Hispanic community.”

He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Isabel, three children Cindy, Kevin and Matthew and three grandchildren, Jeremiah, Justin and baby Jazzy.

The family has announced the creation of a special scholarship fund to help ensure Hector’s two young boys, Kevin and Mathew have the resources they need for college. All are encouraged to pledge online via:


The site uses the latest encryption technology to ensure every donation is secure. Once the campaign is over in June, the monies will be transferred to the Galvan family to establish a 529 College plan for each of the boys.