Raul E. Aguirre graduated from Pueblo High School in 1974. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and Political Science in 1978 from the University of Arizona. While there, Raul discovered the power of mass media to shape public opinion. A bilingual radio pioneer in Arizona his program brought in such figures as Cesar Chavez, Edward James Olmos, and a young Robert Kennedy Jr. At Univision and Telemundo, Raul wrote, produced, or appeared in segments broadcast nationally such as Univision’s “Hola, America”, “Noticiero Univision”, and “Sábado Gigante”.
Encouraging Latinos in the media, Raul was a founder of Concerned Media Professionals and the Tucson Chapter of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. In 2012, Raul was selected by the Mexican Government Foreign Relations Department as the Arizona Representative to the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior advocating for Mexicans living abroad.
A dynamic speaker, Raul has been presenter for organizations such as the National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Mexican American Foundation in Mexico City, and The International Association of Fairs and Expositions Conference. Raul was one of four that founded the Tucson International Mariachi Conference and created non-profit benefits such as Chicanos Por La Causa’s Tejano Music Showcase.
In 1994, Raul was named “20 Most Influential People” by the Tucson Citizen and in 2000 he was named Businessman of the Year by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Raul is currently the President and CEO of the advertising company REA Media Group he created in 1993.